48th day of the
Brazilian Expedition to the Top of the World.
Camp 2 (6,500m). Resting at 6,500 m. of altitude.
We had very bad weather
today, it snowed all night and practically all day. At least we chose
the right day to rest.
Marcelo Bonga, with
the objective to improve his acclimatization, tried to attack the Face
of Lhotse with our Sherpa carriers, hoping that the weather would
improve. But they could not get to where Camp 3 is located, and they
turned around because of the wind and the cold.
Staying all day
inside a tent, hearing the snow falling outside, is not very nice. Even
more knowing that the next days were chosen for our attack to the
It is a moment of
patience and also for persevering. We are going to continue
withstanding, waiting for a truce from the wind and the snow, to finally
achieve our big dream: to put the Brazilian Flag on the Top of the
Paulo Mαfia from Base Camp:
Today, the weather
at our Camp was very cold and foggy. Mixed with a snowfall that lasted
all night and part of the morning, we had the lowest temperature so far.