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BRAZILIAN EVEREST LHOTSE EXPEDITION is sponsored by

O BOTICΑRIO, VOLKSWAGEN and PETROBRΑS

51st day of the Brazilian Expedition to the Top of the World.
Camp 2 (6,500m) - Base Camp (5,400). Retreat, the best choice, for a while.

To respect nature in its moments of fury is always a wise decision.

We need harmony with this wild nature we are facing, not confrontation.  We need to wait for the right moment, when the winds are in our favor, when cold temperatures can be bearable, when the atmosphere is clean and lets us visualize our way with clarity.  Unhappily we haven't found those conditions in the last days and we were forced to descend again to Base Camp, with the will to recover the consumed energies by the thin air of high altitudes.

Imagine how much we would lose if we were frustrated, but we are not.  We know that we have the conditions for success and it will change soon.  Alir, Irivan, Marcelo, Paulo and me are fine, with no health problems, very enthusiastic for having reached this important moment of our expedition, the final attack.  We are going to approach this great day with calm and with the conviction that everything will go fine.

If you were with us at Camp 2 this morning, I am sure you could understand us better.  I stuck out my head from the tent at 5 in the morning and got a wind blow that covered me with snow.  Those 9 negative degrees Celsius totally woke me up and I could figure Everest and Lhotse covered by dark clouds.  I called the chief of the Japanese expedition by radio and his reply was "Bad weather, Base Camp!".

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The descent was very tiresome, the trail had disappeared under at least 30 cm of loose snow.  The visibility was minimal, sometimes no more than 3 meters.  And snow is almost constant, pushed by a freezing wind.

But don't worry!  We are on Everest, the biggest mountain in the World, and those situations happen sometimes.  I just ask you one thing, very important, keep believing in the Brazilian climbing team.  Soon we will put Our Flag on Top of the World.

Namaste!
Waldemar Niclevicz Trango Tower

BRAZILIAN EVEREST LHOTSE EXPEDITION is sponsored by O BOTICΑRIO, VOLKSWAGEN and PETROBRΑS

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Translated from Portuguese by Jorge Rivera

 

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