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  Mt. Everest 2005: Waldemar Niclevicz: Today Irivan and I walked around camp 2


Photo © Waldemar Niclevicz

 

04/26/2005

36th day of the 10 Years of Brazil on Everest Expedition

Camp 2 (6,400 m)

The weather is bad again.

Dear Friends!

Today Irivan and I walked around camp 2, which is completely different from the first time we were here, there were just half a dozen tents installed then, but now there must be around a hundred.  But anyway the number of climbers is small, the Sherpas dominate the landscape, climbing up and down everyday.

Today we went to the bottom of the Lhotse Face, marked by a great Rimaya, at 6,800 meters.  Rimaya or maginal crevasse is how we call a great crack that always appears at the bottom of a wall.

We saw a group of tents already installed on the Lhotse Face, and a lot of Sherpas on the way, which means that some expeditions already mounted Camp 3.

We wanted to climb to camp 3 tomorrow, but the forecast says there will be bad weather.  So we will stay here at camp 2 one more day to see what happens.

So we turned around at 6,800 m and by 14 hours we had heavy snow.  Now, 17h21, the temperature is -5,4șC and it is possible to see heavy clouds down the valley.  Above us there is heavy snow but the sun can be seen.

We will hope that the weather improves and it is possible to install our camp 3.

In today's picture, Waldemar and Irivan inside the tent that was mounted in camp 2 on Everest, located at 6,400 m. of altitude.

A big hug.

Waldemar Niclevicz

Translated from Portuguese by Jorge Rivera

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