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 BRAZILIAN EVEREST LHOTSE EXPEDITION is sponsored by

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35th day of the Brazilian Expedition to the Top of the World.
Camp 1 (6,150m) - Camp 2 (6,500m). The Brazilian Expedition is the first to install Camp 2

Making the most of our time, that's our motto on our second advance to the higher altitudes of Everest and Lhotse.

Today we opened the path to the Valley of Silence up to the location of Camp 2 (6,500m).  We faced big crevasses after leaving Camp 1, where it was necessary to improvise bridges with aluminum ladders.  Afterwards, the big amount of snow on the path was our obstacle.

Anyway, we are at Camp 2, also called Advanced Base Camp, because this will be our base for our take off to climb Everest and Lhotse, which are well on our heads, the team is simply radiant and we can hardly contain so much happiness.

From here we can visualize the development of our climbing routes, a terrain that looks virgin in front of us, because nobody is ahead of us.  We are having the great privilege of opening the path through the fresh snow of a glacier, leaving our footsteps, which will be followed by other climbers.

Our teammate Marcelo Santos, BONGA, is three days behind, unhappily was victim of a terrible tooth ache.  This forced him to descend down to Lukla and to pay a flight to Katmandu.  Our agent, who waited in the airport, immediately took him to a clinic.  The last news we have is that he will stay there for the next 5 days.

See in today's pictures the ever present crevasses in the Valley of Silence and Lhotse in the background of the landscape.

Namaste!

Waldemar Niclevicz Trango Tower

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

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Translated from Portuguese by Jorge Rivera

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