EVEREST LHOTSE EXPEDITION is sponsored by
O BOTICΑRIO, VOLKSWAGEN and PETROBRΑS
29th day of the Brazilian Expedition to the Top of the
Below Camp 1 (6,050m). Finally the Camp is installed
on top of the Ice Fall.
stayed at Base Camp, managing the activities there,
coordinating the work of our 3 high altitude carriers.
All the time we'll be above Base Camp we are going to
send news via radio, then he will share the news to
you on our site.
We could not
stand it today, so we left from Base Camp ready to
install Camp 1 definitively and here we are enjoying
our lives. Bonga with Mute in a tent, and me
(Waldemar) with Irivan in another, 6,050m high.
fine, you can say that this is not exactly the
altitude of Camp 1, which actually is 6,100m. In
fact, we got to where it was possible, we are very
satisfied, we came with the SPCC team, which is about
to finish opening the route through the Ice Fall.
The weather will
maybe improve tomorrow, the SPCC personnel will start
to work again and we could get to the real Camp 1.
What stopped us from getting there were gigantic
crevasses with openings of 2 to 4 meters wide and
unimaginable deepness, which do not have bridges made
out of aluminum ladders. We can say that we are
camping here just because of our stubbornness.
We left Base Camp
under a blizzard that lasted all day, besides a dense
fog. After 12 days between Base and the work on the
Cascade, we wanted very much to sleep in higher
altitudes. Take a look at today's beautiful pictures.
LHOTSE EXPEDITION is sponsored by O BOTICΑRIO,
VOLKSWAGEN and PETROBRΑS
Portuguese by Jorge Rivera