Everest Rocks begins…
Another journey has begun…and the wonders of modern communication are already at work. I’m sitting on the floor in Bangkok’s new, amazing Suvarnabhumi Airport writing in from a fast wireless connection. Amazing.
Anyway, I’m traveling over here early with the Love Hope Strength Foundation co-founder James Chippendale and Executive Director Shannon Foley.
We’ll be in Kathmandu for a few days, enjoying one of my favorite places on earth and getting set up for the Everest Rocks! trek to Everest Basecamp. With an amazing group of passionate people working hard to raise money and awareness for Love Hope Strength and for cancer, it will be quite a trip! And, if you didn’t already know, there’s quite a rock side to the Everest Rocks! trip…accompanying us along the way will be a host of amazing musicians including:
- Mike Peters of The Alarm
- Slim Jim Phantom of the Stray Cats
- Billy Duffy of The Cult
- Dave Wakeling of English Beat
- Jimmy Barnes
- Karl Dietel of The Samples
- Glenn Tilbrook of Squeeze
- Cy Curnin and Jamie West-Oram of The Fixx
- And many others!
It will be a great time, a great trek, and all for a great cause!
And, of course, keep checking back here for images, video, and dispatches from the trek to Everest Basecamp!!
– Jake Norton is an Everest climber, guide, photographer, writer, and motivational speaker from Colorado.