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.
Parents refers to a larger category under which an object falls. For example, theAconcagua mountain page has the 'Aconcagua Group' and the 'Seven Summits' asparents and is a parent itself to many routes, photos, and Trip Reports.