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BRAZILIAN EVEREST LHOTSE EXPEDITION is sponsored by

O BOTICΑRIO, VOLKSWAGEN and PETROBRΑS

62nd day of the Brazilian Expedition to the Top of the World.
Leaving Base Camp (5,400m). We are going back to Brazil.

Dear Friends! Our expedition is coming to an end, it's fine, because our homesickness for Brazil is big.  We've been traveling for more than two months, we've been in the Himalayas for more than 50 days.  In this period we had a great experience, sensations, feelings, which for many take many years to feel.  We are happy, satisfied with the results, certain that we elevated the name of Brazil to the heights, certain that dreams exist to make them come true.

We'd like to thank you for your support, and your interest for the mountains and for the quest to make come true the dream of a Brazilian climbers team.  You were here with the people, vibrating with each step of the climb, sending your message of support, for us to have more strength, more enthusiasm, and to feel even more the pride of being Brazilians that we have inside of us. We want to thank one more time the trust of our sponsors, O Boticαrio, Volkswagen and Petrobαs, and our supporters, Choco Bis, Club Social, Tissot and Nera.  These companies also believed in our dream, the importance of the mountains and the potential of Brazilian athletes.  Let the initiative of these companies be an example for others.

Well, today we dismounted most of the tents, we packed almost all our equipment. The yaks (Tibetan ox) came by the afternoon, to take our load to Lukla, where we will take a flight to Kathmandu.  Early tomorrow we will begin our long trip back home.  The other expeditions also closed their activities on the mountain.  Yesterday, the Japanese to Everest, Katayama's team, left Base Camp in a hurry to get a helicopter in Syangboche (close to Namche Bazar), we are worried that the hurries are for health reasons.  This morning the Koreans are leaving.  In a nutshell, nobody climbed Everest this autumn. However, the Japanese, Koreans and Brazilians climbed Lhotse.

As I said, the trip back to Brazil is long.  In Kathmandu we have to visit again the Ministry of Tourism, as we did when we came, to end a series of bureaucratic measures, especially those related to the environment.  For your curiosity, we are taking to Kathmandu 37 empty cartridges of gas, 11 empty bottles of oxygen, 105 used AA batteries, 62 Kg of plastic and cans, besides the 125 Kg of feces, yes, poop, that were deposited in a dry pit in Lobuche.  In general terms, that was the garbage generated by our expedition.  Nothing was left on the mountain, we left everything clean.

We are going to be in Brazil ....

A big and sincere hug to everybody, from the Brazilian team that conquered Lhotse, on the International Year of the Mountains.

Waldemar Niclevicz

Irivan Gustavo Burda

Marcelo Santos Bonga

Alir Wellner

Paulo Souza Mαfia

Today's pictures, the view from Lhotse's summit, the Brazilian team at Base Camp, Irivan Gustavo Burda at Camp 4, Waldemar Niclevicz on top of Lhotse. (for the next pictures click here.)

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Translated from Portuguese by Jorge Rivera

 

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