EVEREST LHOTSE EXPEDITION is sponsored by
O BOTICΑRIO, VOLKSWAGEN and PETROBRΑS
31st day of the Brazilian Expedition to the Top of the
Camp 1 (6,150m) - Base Camp (5,400m). BELOVED NATION,
What a beautiful
morning we had today! A blue infinite sky, without a
cloud in sight, it was the vision we had when we
opened the doors of our tents, on Camp 1. And
cutting this deep blue, the beautiful mountains of the
Himalayans. In the direction of Base Camp, for the
first time, Pumori (7,165m) totally showed us its
beauty. And on top of our heads, the West face of
Everest and Nuptse (7,861m). And, absolute lord of
all the landscape surrounding us, Lhotse (8,501m),
closing the valley at the top side (it is not possible
to see the Everest summit from Camp 1).
It was our
reward, without a doubt, for the effort of installing
Camp 1. And also, without doubt, the best way to
begin the Independence commemorations of Brazil.
Without delay, we opened Our Flag and shot some
Irineu Burda, Marcelo Bonga, Paulo Souza and me, are
proud to be Brazilians, proud, in this International
Year of the Mountains, of having the opportunity to
raise the Green and Yellow Flag on the heights of the
Himalayans, proud of taking Brazil to the Top of the
World. We thank you for that same pride, for your
support, and to our sponsors, for the same pride, for
the trust in our team and for crediting the potential
of the Brazilian Mountaineers.
From 9 in the
morning, carriers and climbers of the Japanese
expeditions and the SPCC team started to arrive to
Camp 1. The SPCC team decided to continue opening the
path up the glacier, where gigantic crevasses require
the use of ladders as bridges to be crossed.
We set everything
in order in our tents and started our descent to Base,
extremely satisfied for the two nights we slept above
6 thousand meters of altitude, without headaches or
any other inconvenience, which proves our
acclimatization work is perfect.
From now on, with
the open path through the Ice Fall, our activities
will be more intense. We are, soon, going to install
Camp 2, where we'll manage what's left of the climb,
for Everest as well a for Lhotse. And we are counting
with your support, here on Niclevicz Online.
Today we complete
a month, 31 days, far from our families, our friends,
our dearest Brazil. Be sure that our home sickness is
big, but our enthusiasm and disposition to take the
Brazilian Flag to the Top of the World is greater.
WITH A LOT OF PRIDE, BRAZIL!!!
pictures: Alir, Irivan, Bonga and Waldemar with the
Brazilian Flag on Camp 1; in the other picture,
arriving to Camp 1
LHOTSE EXPEDITION is sponsored by O BOTICΑRIO,
VOLKSWAGEN and PETROBRΑS
Portuguese by Jorge Rivera
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