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28 October 2007

Highest ever Rock Concert

Mike Peters musician from "The Alarm" and a cancer survivor along with James Chippendale led 40 Musicians, cancer survivors and mountaineers on a 14 day trek to the Base camp at Mount Everest. It was no easy task since you cannot, drive or fly to the base camp, they Trekked and hiked along with the Sherpas for 14 days to base camp at mount Everest, where they held the highest ever Rock Concert at 5,600 meters.

Mike Peters the founder and CEO of Love Hope Strength a US based Cancer awareness group, has registered the concert with Guinness World Records as the being the highest ever rock concert 5,600 metres up Everest.

The Concert is in aid of The Nepal Cancer Relief Society (NCRS) and has already raised a quarter of a million and it estimated to raise another quarter of a million, the money will be used to help the Bhaktapur Cancer Hospital build the infrastructure of its clinic, NCRS, by providing them with much needed equipment and funding. The grand final will be a Rock Concert on Monday in Kathmandu.

Some of the other people in the Everest Rocks Team:

  • Nick Harper Musician
  • Glenn Tilbrook (Squeeze)
  • Cy Curnin (The Fixx)
  • Jamie West-Oram (The Fixx)
  • Alan Hobson - Leukemia Survivor, Motivational Speaker, Author and Everest Summiteer
  • Jake Norton Everest Summiteer and Photojournalist
  • Alex Coletti MTV Producer / MTV Unplugged creator
  • Sean Swarner Author, speaker & 2 time cancer survivor, first cancer survivor to summit Everest
  • Ade Summers Mountaineer, Head guide
  • Tom Grimshaw Video editor

Special guests in Kathmandu:

  • Steve Lucas - X
  • Patrick Donovan Chief Music Writer - The Age, Melbourne, Australia

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