45th day of the
Brazilian Expedition to the Top of the World.
Camp 2 (6,500 m) Resting at 6,500 m
climb, Irivan, Alir and me decided to rest this Saturday because we will
have a lot of work these next days.
The decision to rest
was good, because we had a strange weather this morning, with strong and
freezing winds, which we had not seen before. During the afternoon a
dense fog covered all Camp 2 and remained until the night, and it is
snowing now at night.
With this bad
weather, our brave Sherpas are not intimidated and climbed early to the
Face of Lhotse.
They came back
complaining about the cold and the wind, but they showed their braveness
installing 450m of ropes above Camp 3.
Not everything is
happiness, today the notebook we purchased in Kathmandu presented
problems. Marcelo Bonga, who is already in Base, decided to act as a
notebook technician and it is hardly working again.
The other notebook
that came to Base with a bad HD is still broken. Josι Alvaro, who came
to visit us, brought a new HD from Brazil, but who knows why it doesn't
People are still
doing their best to keep you informed. What has been useful is VHF
radios, we communicate with Base all the time. That communication was
optimized thanks to the help of some radio aficionado friends. Atilano
de Oms Sobrinho, from Curitiba, kindly gave us a directional antenna for
our Base radio and Marcelo Pκra de Valinhos gave us a power amplifier
for our Camp 2. Thanks to those equipments we are having a perfect
Thanks Atilano and