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
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?