About The Everest Peace Project:
The Everest Peace Project is a peace organization that consists of individuals who have come together to promote peace, teamwork, and cultural understanding. The Everest Peace Project is not a religious organization nor does it have any political agenda. Our mission is to inspire and to show that people from diverse cultural backgrounds and faiths can unite together as friends and accomplish incredible things.
It is the original vision of one person while on a mountain top in India who decided that he wanted to do something positive and inspirational for the world. On October 2nd, 2002 while trekking in Ladakh, India - Lance Trumbull was 15,000 feet high - overlooking one of the most incredible valleys he had ever seen when a vision or a sudden burst of inspiration overcame him. It was freezing outside, but the intensity of his vision was keeping him warm....Only an hour had passed but within that short period of time Lance had envisioned his new mission in life - never before had his life's purpose been so clear: he was going to organize a world peace climb on Mt. Everest with people of different faiths and cultures that would promote a global community of peace, teamwork, and cultural understanding. - "Honestly, I felt a bit like Frodo in Lord of the Rings in that I was given this task and that it was my mission to make sure that I successfully made it happen - and so I decided to dedicate my life in making this vision, this dream - become a reality."
A Global Project:
This initial individual experience has led to what you see before you: a global group effort that has branched out and has already touched and inspired millions of people across the globe. The Everest Peace Project is a project that recently made world history by uniting Palestinian and Israelis - along with others from various faiths and cultures to the highest summit on earth - "Uniting the World on the Top of the World." The Everest Peace Climbers were perhaps the most culturally diverse team ever assembled on an Everest expedition.
EPP Web site and media:
The Everest Peace Project Web site was launched eight years ago and so far it has been viewed millions of times by people from over 200 different countries. In early 2003 the BBC did a news story on The Everest Peace Project and since then there have been over 200 internet and print articles written about the EPP. In September 2004 - most of the Everest team came from all over the world to have a special team building and peace climb on the United Nations International Day of Peace - they filmed this climb and made a promotional film about this special event. In July 2005, part of the EPP climbing team came together in Africa and had an extremely successful Kilimanjaro Climb for Peace in which the team raised the EPP and the UN flag - a symbol of unity and international cooperation on the summit. In 2011 the EPP leadership led trips to Everest Base camp and to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro.
- And on May 18th, 2006 - The Everest Peace Project made history by having the first Palestinian/Israeli summit push and Israeli Dudu Yifrah made a bold and heroic statement of peace and friendship when he unfolded a joint (sewn together) Israeli/Palestinian flag on the summit of Everest. The Everest Climb for Peace team summited 10 climbers on this historic day.
EPP Peace Libraries for Kids:
-Through our educational partner Room to Read we have helped fund two libraries for kids in Nepal. Our next goal is to help fund a school.
It is our desire to help educate and inspire kids across the world at home and in the classroom as we will use our documentary film as an educational tool - to help kids (and adults) learn about peace, teamwork, and multi-cultural understanding. Please click here to learn more.
Everest: A Climb for Peace - A Children's Book
- The book chronicles the inspirational journey of 'Peace Climbers' from different faiths and cultures as they climb to the summit of the tallest mountain in the world. The focus is on Palestinian Ali Bushnaq and Israeli's Dudu Yifrah and Micha Yaniv....
They attempt to set aside their differences to create a path of teamwork, friendship and cooperation to try to summit the world’s highest peak. This however, is easier said than done. Their nations have been fighting for many years - will three men also fight or will they unite and make it together to the summit? Follow them as they climb the tallest mountain in the world.
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EPP Film - Everest: A Climb for Peace
On November 26th, 2007 -the history-making Everest film, Everest: A Climb for Peace came out on DVD. In 2008 the film made its television network debut in Canada on the CBC channel and in October 2010 it made its United States premiere on PBS stations across the country. So far the film has been accepted to numerous film festivals and has won several awards. Currently it is now available for purchase through Amazon.com, Best Buy, Borders Books and many other locations.
In less than 1 year of screening on United States nationwide TV, Everest: A Climb for Peace has been seen 1200 times, in 44 states, and on 289 stations! Almost 82% of the United States has had access to the film!
The film is narrated by Orlando Bloom and hailed by the Dalai Lama as a "tremendous achievement."
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