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Church Hill - The quest for brazilian extreme cold.

 
Church Hill - The quest for brazilian extreme cold.

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Object Title: Church Hill - The quest for brazilian extreme cold.

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Page By: PAROFES

Created/Edited: Aug 31, 2011 / Apr 24, 2013

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Well, a lot of people don't know, but at winter (from jun to sep) we have some fresh ammount of snow on Church Hill to play with. Every year.

Last year, 2010, it was 50cm of snow and cars couldn't get to its top for a couple days. It doesn't last too long but for brazilian lands, that is quite something.

At my last trip, I travelled almost 2.000 kms to reach this mountain and the natural arch Pedra Furada (Holed rock) for which I did a route page yesterday. The whole place is breathtaking, but there is more, more photos I'll add right now on this album.

At the first morning real temperature of -2°C with 56km/h winds gave us a windchill of -15°C (not a wild guess, measured by our main weather institute: INMET). Believe it, it was cold as hell. And at the first 45 minutes I was freezing my legs off. After this I lost my skin sense at my legs so I decided to put on some pants for change hehehe...

At the second day we got no winds at all since we camped at a small farm property inside a valley at the altitude of 980m high. But, the morning ice was a spetacular show for us...

My friends at this trip were: Pedro Hauck (editor of Altamontanha.com), Maximo Kaush (friend of us, the only south american to summit Cho Oyu 3x without oxigen/ professional Himalaian guide for a north american company), and Camila Dias, Pedro's GF.

All shots with Canon G12 on manual handling.

Enjoy...

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Morning ice!


Vertical fun


Canyons...and the view!


Church Hill summit view

Images


Canoas river...

Canoas river...

Camp at 1780m high

Camp at 1780m high

Vertical panorama

Vertical panorama

Pedra Furada (Holed rock) from Morro da Igreja (Church Hill)

Pedra Furada (Holed rock) from Morro da Igreja (Church Hill)

Serra do Corvo Branco (White crow Sierra)

Serra do Corvo Branco (White crow Sierra)

Morning ice...

Morning ice...

Going around the smaller wall of Church Hill

Going around the smaller wall of Church Hill

Morro da Igreja (Church Hill) summit panorama

Morro da Igreja (Church Hill) summit panorama

Pedra Furada and canyons...

Pedra Furada and canyons...

Splattsky: The 4 of us

Splattsky: The 4 of us

Morro da Igreja (Church Hill) summit

Morro da Igreja (Church Hill) summit

Morning ice...

Morning ice...

Me, walking over (frozed) brazilian lands

Me, walking over (frozed) brazilian lands

All of us at the camp

All of us at the camp

Rime on a dead tree.

Rime on a dead tree.


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lcarreauIs hard to realize ..

lcarreau

Voted 10/10

that it is so very cold !!!

Situated in proximity to the seacoast, would possibly be warmer ???

You will probably go to Oktoberfest ? Haaaaa .. Saludos, amigo..
Posted Aug 31, 2011 2:38 pm

PAROFESRe: Is hard to realize ..

PAROFES

Hasn't voted

AHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oktoberfest??? I don't drink Larry hehehehe

Well, yes, very close to the coast, but very southern too. It gets a lot of argentinian polar air so there's the cold.

-15°C was easy, just 3 or 4 weeks before the windchill calculated (110km/h winds with real temperature of -8°C) was -26°C! That was pretty damn cold.

Hmmm, just 130km east you get to Florianópolis, it can get to 37°C. Too hot for me.

Urubici is always cool...20°C/ 22°C tops.

Abrazos!
Posted Aug 31, 2011 2:41 pm

lcarreauRe: Is hard to realize ..

lcarreau

Voted 10/10

Moo - hahahahahahaha ...


You don't have to drink. All you have to do is MINGLE with all
the beautiful women. Ahhh ..
Posted Aug 31, 2011 2:47 pm

PAROFESRe: Is hard to realize ..

PAROFES

Hasn't voted

I'll keep that in mind ahahaha........
Posted Aug 31, 2011 2:48 pm

Flávio Varricchiomuito bom!

Flávio Varricchio

Voted 10/10

muito legais as fotos parofes,só agora vi o álbum completo e gostei muito.
mostrar para os gringos q o brasil não é só praia e sol.
Posted Sep 18, 2011 9:44 am

PAROFESRe: muito bom!

PAROFES

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Fala Flavio!
Valeu, bom que gostou!
Fiquei só meio triste porque justo a que foi foto do dia (panorâmica da Serra do Corvo Branco) ficou com uma explosão de luz na direita, o sol estava bem ao lado e o pára-sol na mochila dentro da mala do carro, foi feita na pressa literalmente.
Mas, o lugar faz a foto por si só...
Abraços
Posted Sep 19, 2011 12:11 pm

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