47th day of the
Brazilian Expedition to the Top of the World.
Camp 3 (7,300m) - Camp 2 (6,500m). Very close to Camp 4, at 7,900m
We had minus 14 degrees Celsius at daybreak with a freezing wind at
7,300 of altitude, it looked like we would not advance up the mountain.
But the sunrise sent away the clouds and we were surprised with the
expedition to Lhotse, whose chief is Takahashi, advanced up to 7,800m of
altitude, where they want to set their Camp 4.
Our expedition, with
the help of the Japanese and Korean Sherpas to Everest, surpassed the
Yellow Band, attacked the Geneva Spur and was close to getting to the
South Col, and so we accomplished this important phase of our climb.
Now the Sherpas have the conditions to carry equipment to the South Col
in the next days.
Alir, Irivan and me
descended to Camp 2, where we happily found Marcelo Bonga, with his
tooth problem solved and full of will to join us.
Here on the top
everything is fine, but in our Camp 1, where we had our storage tent,
there was a big avalanche that swept it. Incredible, but the tent
disappeared, and so a tent of the Japanese expedition. Not a trace could
be found. Don't worry, we are not going to use that camp again.