44th Day of the
Brazilian Expedition to the Top of the World.
Base Camp ( 5,400m ) - Camp 2 ( 6,500 m ) On our way to make our dream
Today was a long and hard day. We left Base at 6 in
the morning, to arrive to Camp 2 at 6 in the afternoon, but don't be
afraid, it is not because the team is in bad condition, but because in
these last three days the conditions on the mountain changed totally.
The Ice Fall is
dangerous. In the middle, in that part where "God opened the way", full
of crevasses and bridges, a sliding happened in front of us. Some 100m
of terrain is upside down. It took two hours to work that part again,
with the help of the SPCC personnel, who luckily were at the top. It
was very scary, but no one was hurt.
The other reason for
our delay was the big amount of snow that we found at 6,300m. The trail
had disappeared and we had to open it through a blanket of 30cm of loose