Mt. Shasta Climb on World Peace Day Prepares Team for Mount Everest "Climb for Peace"

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Mt. Everest climbing legend Apa Sherpa, who has summited the world's tallest mountain 14 times, along with a group of experienced mountaineers from various faiths, nations, and cultures will be making history by having an international Climb for Peace expedition on Mt. Everest in spring 2005.

Mt. Everest climbing legend Apa Sherpa, who has summited the world's tallest mountain 14 times, along with a group of experienced mountaineers from various faiths, nations, and cultures will be making history by having an international Climb for Peace expedition on Mt. Everest in spring 2005. This multi- national team called The Everest Peace Project intends to unite the international community through their climb, sending a profound message of peace, teamwork, and global understanding from the top of the world.

This month, in preparation for this historic event, the entire team has arrived from all over the globe to the San Francisco Bay Area to have a teambuilding Peace Climb of Mt. Shasta, a 14,162 ft. mountain in California. What makes this climb special is the climbers will attempt to summit this peak on September 21st, which is specially designated by the United Nations as "The International Day of Peace" (World Peace Day). On the team and appearing for the ascent will be climbers from Israel, Palestine, Nepal, India, and locally in the United States from San Jose, CA. and Boulder CO.

In line with the United Nations goals they will pay special tribute on Mt. Shasta to this very important day in which all nations and people of the earth are encouraged to observe a 24 hour period of global ceasefire and non-violence and to recognize the importance of peace and cooperation. The meaning is in the climb itself, as the climbers will have to overcome their own personal and cultural differences and work cooperatively as a team. The message is clear: that in an atmosphere of international peace - cultural, religious and political barriers can be surmounted; and through friendship and teamwork even the tallest mountain in the world can be climbed. On the summit of Mt. Shasta in September the "Peace Climbers" from various faiths and cultures will all join together and facing the direction of Mt. Everest (the mountain they will together climb next year) plant the United Nation's flag.

The main objective of The Everest Peace Project is to promote a global community of peace, education, and understanding. On the project's educational and informative website: http://www.EverestPeaceProject.org (which has been viewed by people from over 100 different countries) they list eight ways in which they will promote and help create peace through their effort. One of those ways is through inspiration. Lance Trumbull - the project founder and leader states, "People are influenced and motivated by the stories they read and the images they see. Our Mt. Everest Climb for Peace will provide the world with inspirational stories, pictures, and videos that portray courage, friendship and teamwork. I think the world could use this right now."

About The Everest Peace Project:

The Everest Peace Project is having an international, multi-cultural Climb for Peace on Mt. Everest in spring 2005. In harmony with the United Nation's fundamental goals and in support of the International Year for Sport - their vision, through the example of teamwork is to promote a Global Community of Peace, Education, and Understanding.

Website: http://www.EverestPeaceProject.org

Contact:

The Everest Peace Project

Lance Trumbull

Expedition Leader

email: press@everestpeaceproject.com

Phone: 650-814-5860

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