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34th day of the Brazilian Expedition to the Top of the World.
Base Camp (5,400m) - Camp 1 (6,150m). Rebuilding Camp 1.

Day to go back to climbing, to face again the crevasses on the Ice Fall and to hope that avalanches stay away.  It was this way that we went again to the location of Camp 1, just to have a big and disgusting surprise.

Unhappily, we verified that our Camp 1 practically disappeared.  We had three tents installed, and the only one which remained was the smallest of them, which we were using as an equipment depot.  The other two, like igloos for 3 people, were swept by a big avalanche.  One ended 50m away, and we found the other one almost 100m from its original location.  What is worse is that both of them were packed with equipment, sleeping bags, burners, food.  Imagine the disorder.  Almost everything is broken, a confusion.

Well, I learned a big lesson, never doubt of my intuition, never get influenced by the opinion of the others.  So, we found a good location, right in the middle of the Khumbu glacier, and there we installed our new Camp 1.

Namaste!

Waldemar Niclevicz Trango Tower

BRAZILIAN EVEREST LHOTSE EXPEDITION is sponsored by O BOTICΑRIO, VOLKSWAGEN and PETROBRΑS

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