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08/22/2002 15th day of the Brazilian Expedition to the Top of the World.
Lobuche ( 4,930m) - Gorak-Shep ( 5,200m) Passing the 5,000m barrier

The weather is still rainy and with show all day long, so we decided to cut our journey and get just to Gorak-Shep, just a 3 hours walk from Lobuche.  We want to take advantage of  the comfort of the last lodge.  Lodges are rustic places spaced along the road to Everest.  It is also another opportunity for our acclimatization, because above 5,000m there is just 50% of oxygen compared to what you find and sea level, so it is very important to give a chance to our bodies to adapt slowly.

Unfortunately, the battery of our notebook is dead, so we could not send any pictures today.  We will have more time to send news from Base Camp.

Regards, Waldemar Niclevicz and team.

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