66th day of
the 10 years of Brazil on Everest Expedition
attack begins May 28!
waiting a lot of time, after analyzing forecast after forecast, we finally
have defined our strategy for our definitive attack of the summit of Everest.
start our last climb on the 28, Saturday, with the hope to get to the top of
Everest on June 1 or 2.
our final attack for the last days, not by chance, but because the forecasts
didn't give any assurance for the previous dates, and it would be impossible
later, because the ladders and the fixed lines on the Icefall will be
half the climbers that waned to climb Everest this year by Nepal have gone.
Counting the 23 expeditions, there were approximately 350 people in base
camp, between climbers and Sherpas. The last "cense" was done on the 23,
during a bit meeting to discuss how and when to make the final attack, and the
conclusion was that there were only 140 people inhabiting base camp.
everyday people are still leaving, time goes by fast at the end, many have
compromises, and many lost their patience.
meeting of the 23, it was decided that today, 26, there should be a group made
by 10 Sherpas, strongly equipped, ready to go from camp 2. So if the weather
shows signals of improvement, this group should go to camp 4, and then to the
summit of Everest, preparing the way for the clients of the commercial
expeditions. The weather, in fact, has been slowly improving each day, but
the wind is going to be very strong in the next days. Even so, the "attack
platoon" hopes to get to the summit of Everest on the 29 or 30. That provoked
a lot of movement here yesterday and today, practically everybody went up to
camp 2, and base camp is practically deserted.
we climb?. Well, because the forecast for the 29 and 30 are winds of 60 to 80
KM/h on the summit. And because after the 31 the winds should go down to less
than 30 Km/h. And since we only have one chance, we choose the best of them.
motive, is that on the days of the 29 and 30, at least 100 people should
attack the summit of Everest, generating a considerable jam. On the 1st there
should be less people, 40 at the most, I hope.
Our team is
excited, Irivan and I, the Spaniards from Valencia (David, Jorge and Haya) and
also our Sherpas (Pempa, Dawa, Nawan, Lapka, Janak, Dit and Nima).
We hope to
infect everyone with our enthusiasm that this climb will be crowned with
success, with the Brazilian Flag waiving on the Top of the World.
picture, all our team together. Standing up, from left to right: David,
Waldemar, Janak (cook), Pemba (our high altitude carrier), Jorge, Irivan and
Haya. Sitting down, from left to right: Nima (kitchen aid), Dawa (our high
altitude carrier), Lapka (high altitude carrier for the Spaniards), Dit
(kitchen aid) and Nawan (high altitude carrier for the Spaniards).
A big hug,
from Portuguese by Jorge Rivera
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