Church Hill - The quest for brazilian extreme cold.

Church Hill - The quest for brazilian extreme cold.

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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, 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.


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Morning ice!

Vertical fun

Canyons...and the view!

Church Hill summit view


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lcarreau - Aug 31, 2011 2:38 pm - Voted 10/10

Is hard to realize ..

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..


PAROFES - Aug 31, 2011 2:41 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Is hard to realize ..

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.



lcarreau - Aug 31, 2011 2:47 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Is hard to realize ..

Moo - hahahahahahaha ...

You don't have to drink. All you have to do is MINGLE with all
the beautiful women. Ahhh ..


PAROFES - Aug 31, 2011 2:48 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Is hard to realize ..

I'll keep that in mind ahahaha........

Flávio Varricchio

Flávio Varricchio - Sep 18, 2011 9:44 am - Voted 10/10

muito bom!

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.


PAROFES - Sep 19, 2011 12:11 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: muito bom!

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...

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