I first read about the Everest Rocks concert on Jake Norton’s MountainWorld Blog a couple of months back. Jake discussed his involvement with the event and what it meant to him, and went on to later provide more information on the trek and concert, and the cause they are climbing and playing for. Jake will be a guide on the trek to Everest Base Camp, as 40 musicians set off to reach BC and play a unique concert at 17,600 feet.
Today, Explorers Web also posted an article on the concert and even list some of the musicians making the trek and performing in the high altitude concert. Amongst those making the trip are Slim Jim Phantom of the Stray Cats, Cy Curnin from The Fixx), and Mike Peters of The Alarm. Peters is a cancer survivor and the founder of The Love Hope Strength Foundation which is sponsoring the concert to raise awareness and money for the cancer research.
The concert will take place in October, at the South Side Base Camp, and should provide some much needed entertainment for that one and only Fall Everest attempt from the Thai Team. You can learn more about the event at EverestRocks.com.
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