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08/23/2002 16th day of the Brazilian Expedition to the Top of the World.
Gorak - Shep ( 5,200m ) The first sight of Everest.

This morning everything was white, a blanket of snow of 20 cm extended all around our lodges.  We decided to stay in Gorak-Shep one more night, because it would be risky to go up to Base Camp with all this snow hiding bumps in the road, specially for our yaks (we are with 12 of them).  We try not to lose time and we used the day to improve our acclimatization.  We climbed Kala-Pattar, 5,600m, the weather got better and we had a fantastic view of Everest, surrounded with clouds every moment.

Irivan, Marcelo, Mute, Paulo and me stayed on top of Kala-Pattar contemplating the top pyramid of Everest, until the clouds covered that beautiful vision completely, until it started to snow.  The weather is really showing signs of improving and tomorrow we hope to be able to go to Base Camp.

Namaste!

Waldemar Niclevicz Trango Tower

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