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Caparaó NP 2007
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Caparaó NP 2007

 
Caparaó NP 2007

Page Type: Trip Report

Location: Espírito Santo/Minas Gerais, Brazil, South America

Lat/Lon: 20.5608°S / 41.91833°W

Object Title: Caparaó NP 2007

Date Climbed/Hiked: Jul 13, 2007

Activities: Hiking

Season: Winter

 

Page By: Kellfe

Created/Edited: Jul 20, 2007 / Jul 20, 2007

Object ID: 314171

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Page Score: 78.27%  - 9 Votes 

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The trail to Cristal...
 
Me and Marcelo (Natural) met in Manhumirim city. After 1 hour, we arrived in Alto Caparaó city. At 8:30am, we came in the Caparaó NP. 2 hour later trekking (4,5Km up), we arrived at Terreirão camp site. At night, we fixed the tent in to make the dinner 
Terreirão camp site
 
. The menu was pastta with red sauce, bread and dry damasc.


In the next day, at 3:20am, we started the Pico da Bandeira trail (2894m). Was very cold (-5ºC) but we made it in 2:30 hours. We saw a wonderful at sunrise at 6:30am, with many others peoples sharing that moment on the summit. 
One more wonderful sunrise...
 
 
Pico da Bandeira from Pico do Calcado
 


After a snack,one hour later, we started the Pico do Cristal trail (2798m). The only problem is there's no water on the trail to Cristal. It must have full the bottles on the Terreirão camp and climb all the way with this weight (at least 2 liter each).

It's a amazing trail, only through the crest massif. We crossed over the Morro do Marco and Pico do Calçado (2821m) until, after 4,5Km and 1:30h later, reach the Cristal summit.
A incredible mountain, with a overview to Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo States. 
Cristal summit from SE side
 


After to share this view, we came back to Terreirão camp site, 9Km down. A good bath on a waterfall near from the camp, prepared us to the descend in the next morning.

Images

Sunshine from BandeiraA good reason to wake up soonMy favorite mountain...The trail to Cristal...Pico do Cristal from campOverview...

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Augie MedinaNice Report

Augie Medina

Voted 10/10

Sounds good. Pasta and wine and a bath in the waterfall.
And congratulations on your Copa America victory.

Augie from California.
Posted Jul 20, 2007 6:13 pm

KellfeRe: Nice Report

Hasn't voted

Uhhuuuuu!!!
Was a great game.
Against Argentina was much better!!!
Cheers.
Posted Jul 21, 2007 1:07 am

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