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42nd day of the Brazilian Expedition to the Top of the World. Base Camp (5,400m).

Have you ever thought of climbing Everest some day?  If your answer is yes, I am happy, because I like people who look for great challenges in nature.  But for you, which would be the real challenge on Everest?  Thin air, cold temperatures, technical difficulties, physical effort or meteorology?

For me, without a doubt, the biggest challenge on Everest is meteorology, the weather.  A careful climber would certainly join an expedition to Everest only after having enough experience in countless other mountains, and also after noticing that his or her body can stand the adversities of the extreme environment at high altitudes, like cold temperatures and thin air.  But, unfortunately, one thing this experienced climber will not have full control of is the weather on the mountain.

How to know when is the right day for an attack to the summit?  How to know if the winds would be bearable or not?  How to avoid a big tragedy in their expedition to Everest?

I send two surprising pictures, for you to see how much the Khumbu Glacier moves.  They are pictures of the same place, on the Ice Fall, one before, and one after a huge sliding.  Pay attention when you compare these pictures.
Namaste!
Waldemar Niclevicz Trango Tower

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Translated from Portuguese by Jorge Rivera