Waldemar Niclevicz leading a Brazilian team on Makalu

Posted: Mar 30, 2007 02:34 pm EDT

(MountEverest.net) Makalu is the next goal for Brazils leading climber Waldermar Niclevicz. A double Everest summiteer with five other 8,000ers on his resume, Waldemar departed yesterday for Kathmandu.

Friendly team

Niclevicz is teaming up with long-time mate Irivan Gustavo Burda and rock climber Mauricio Clauzet. The team will acclimatize first by climbing Baruntse (7,129m), accompanied by Alexandre Silva and Eduardo Gualberto. Irivan climbed Everest, Lhotse and Trango Tower with me he will be my greatest support during the expedition, Waldemar said. As for Mauricio, he is a great rock climber; originally he planned to climb only Baruntse, but thanks to finding a new sponsor he will be with us on Makalu as well.

Once on Makalu, theyll be joined by Frenchman Gilles Bouchet, who has previously summited Everest and Nanga Parbat, and attempted K2.

BC manager will be Irivans wife MĂĄrcia Foltran.

Rising SE of Everest, at 8,463m Makalu (the name meaning The great Black) is the fifth highest mountain on Earth.

Waldemar Niclevicz has summited Everest twice (1995 and 2005), K2, Lhotse, Shisha Pangma, GII and Cho Oyu. He was also the first Brazilian to complete the 7 Summits and to climb Karakorums Great Trango Tower.


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A double Everest summiteer and with other five 8000ers on his resume, Brazilian Waldemar Niclevicz is attempting Makalu this spring (click to enlarge).
Irivan climbed Everest, Lhotse and Trango Tower with me he will be my greatest support during the expedition, Waldemar said. Image by Irivar of Waldemar on the summit of Everest on June 2, 2005 with Makalu in background. All images courtesy of Waldemar's website (click to enlarge).