October 9-31, 2007.
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 lead 40 musicians, cancer survivors and mountaineers to the 18,600 ft peak of Kala Patthar, just above Everest Base Camp, to perform an acoustic concert to help the Bhaktapur Cancer Hospital build the infrastructure of its clinic, NCRS. Funds have purchased the very first mammography and Nucletron brachytherapy afterloader (internal radiation) for the country of Nepal.
“Everest Rocks” was a fourteen day trek and acoustic concert on Mt Everest, with a grand finale rock concert in Kathmandu. The entire journey was captured by a documentary team headed by Alex Coletti (the acclaimed producer of MTV’s ‘Unplugged’ series). The list of performers included: Mike Peters (The Alarm), Slim Jim Phantom (The Stray Cats), Glenn Tillbrook (Squeeze), Nick Harper (legendary UK folk artist), Cy Curnin and Jamie West-Oram (The Fixx) and local Nepalese artists.
Highlights included a Guinness Book of World Record breaking concert for the highest concert on land, and the first show in Durbar Square in Kathmandy by western artists to an astounding audience of 15,000. The concert was aired live for 3 hours to surrounding countries to an audience of 4 million people. The Everest Rocks documentary is currently airing on Palladia to an estimated home viewing audience of 12 million homes nationwide.