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  Mt. Everest 2005: Waldemar Niclevicz: The final Summit attack is on!


Photo © Waldemar Niclevicz

05/18/2005

58th day of the 10 Years of Brazil on Everest Expedition

Base camp (5,400m) / Camp 2 (6,400m)

Final attack!

Dear Friends! 

We begin our final attack!

Irivan and I left base camp today and we are already in our comfortable tent in camp 2, with the hope to really make our final attack in the next few days. Our hope is to reach the top of Everest Saturday, if there is no strong wind. 

Taking the decision to make an attempt to the summit of Everest was not easy, because nobody has been able to reach its 8,848m of altitude this year, and mostly, because the weather is still unstable.

Another factor that left us a little disappointed was that the Spaniards that are part of our expedition desisted at the last moment and did not come with us, a shame.

From now on we are going to make a big current of positive thinking for the winds to calm down, so that Irivan and I gain altitude each day, until we place the flag of Brazil on the Top of the World.

We count with your support now more than ever.

In today's picture, Irivan crossing a crevasse above camp 1.

A big hug,

Waldemar Niclevicz

Translated from Portuguese by Jorge Rivera

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