36th day of the 10 Years of Brazil
on Everest Expedition
Camp 2 (6,400 m)
The weather is bad again.
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
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 -5,4ºC 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.
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