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.
Canyons...and the view!
Church Hill summit view
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