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45th day of the Brazilian Expedition to the Top of the World.
Camp 2 (6,500 m) Resting at 6,500 m

After yesterday's climb, Irivan, Alir and me decided to rest this Saturday because we will have a lot of work these next days.

The decision to rest was good, because we had a strange weather this morning, with strong and freezing winds, which we had not seen before.  During the afternoon a dense fog covered all Camp 2 and remained until the night, and it is snowing now at night.

With this bad weather, our brave Sherpas are not intimidated and climbed early to the Face of Lhotse.

They came back complaining about the cold and the wind, but they showed their braveness installing 450m of ropes above Camp 3.

Not everything is happiness, today the notebook we purchased in Kathmandu presented problems.  Marcelo Bonga, who is already in Base, decided to act as a notebook technician and it is hardly working again.

The other notebook that came to Base with a bad HD is still broken.  Josι Alvaro, who came to visit us, brought a new HD from Brazil, but who knows why it doesn't work.

People are still doing their best to keep you informed.  What has been useful is VHF radios, we communicate with Base all the time.  That communication was optimized thanks to the help of some radio aficionado friends.  Atilano de Oms Sobrinho, from Curitiba, kindly gave us a directional antenna for our Base radio and Marcelo Pκra de Valinhos gave us a power amplifier for our Camp 2.  Thanks to those equipments we are having a perfect communication.

Thanks Atilano and Marcelo!

Pictures:  The view of our Camp 2, at 6,500m of altitude. 
Namaste!
Waldemar Niclevicz (next dispatch: Surpassing the Yellow Band) Trango Tower

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Translated from Portuguese by Jorge Rivera