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Everest Rocks


09/07/07
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(antiMusic) Members of the Alarm, Stray Cats, The Fixx, Squeeze and Nick Harper will be playing a very usual music concert at the base camp of Mount Everest. No easy task since you can't just drive or fly to base camp, you have to hike for two weeks along with the Sherpas.

Here is a little of what organizers have to say about it: This October will be our most momentous climb and concert benefiting The Nepal Cancer Relief Society (NCRS). Cancer survivors and co founders of the Love Hope Strength Foundation (LHSF) Mike Peters and James Chippendale will lead 40 musicians, cancer survivors and mountaineers to Base Camp to perform an acoustic concert to help the Bhaktapur Cancer Hospital build the infrastructure of its clinic, NCRS, by providing them with much needed equipment and funding. In a country where the Avg. annual income is $300 a year our donation and support is going a long way to save lives NOW.

“Everest Rocks” is a fourteen day trek and acoustic concert at the base camp of Mt Everest, with a grand finale rock concert in Kathmandu. The entire journey will be captured by a documentary team headed by Alex Coletti (the acclaimed producer of MTV’s ‘Unplugged’ series). The taping will include the training, kickoff events, trek and base camp acoustic set.

Amongst the Everest Rocks Team is: Mike Peters (The Alarm)- Cancer Survivor and Co Founder of the Love Hope Strength Foundation * Slim Jim Phantom (Stray Cats) * Nick Harper - Musician * Glenn Tilbrook (Squeeze) * Cy Curnin – (The Fixx) * Alan Hobson - Leukemia Survivor, Motivational Speaker, Author and Everest Summiteer. * Alan is making his first trip back to Everest since overcoming cancer. * Jake Norton – Everest Summiteer and Photojournalist. * Alex Coletti - MTV Producer / MTV Unplugged creator * Steve Brown -music producer * Sean Swarner – 2 time cancer survivor, first cancer survivor to summit Everest and reach all 7 of the highest peaks on each continent, author, speaker. * Ade Summers – mountaineer, head guide * Tom Grimshaw – video editor

Learn more and maybe get involved at http://www.everestrocks.com/

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