By | October 2, 2012
October 2nd, 2002 - Ten years ago today near a mountaintop in Ladakh, India I had a vision of creating a world peace climb on Mt. Everest.
2 Libraries for children in Nepal, a historic world peace climb on Mt. Everest, a documentary film narrated by Orlando Bloom and endorsed by the Dalai Lama, which has been shown all across the earth, and now a children’s book…I think it is has been a great 10 years.
In late 2001 I was in the process of selling off everything I possessed - literally everything save a couple of duffel bags of climbing and trekking gear. On May 2nd, 2002 I landed in Kathmandu, Nepal to start a new life of what I was hoping to be of meaning, purpose, and service. When I arrived I had a checklist of things that I wanted to experience, do, and see - and on that list was certainly not create a world peace climb of Mt. Everest! But as I am fond of telling people - 15,000 feet high in Ladakh, India I had a literal vision for almost an hour that I was going to do this thing crazy and create a world peace climb on Mt. Everest that promoted peace, friendship, and teamwork; I really felt like Frodo in Lord of the Rings in that I was given this task, this mission and I decided to make a promise to fullfil this vision and make it my life’s main purpose to have it become a reality. Below I have listed some special highlights of the last 10 years.
Thanks for all those many wonderful people who have helped and made all of this become a reality. Thanks everyone - I could not have done it without you!
Here are links to some of the things that I am most proud of:
- Helping to fund 2 libraries for children in Nepal: See stories here:
EPP Funds Library for Children in Nepal
EPP Library of Kids - Update
EPP Funds Another Library in Nepal
New EPP Library for Kids in Nepal
- Having a Successful Climb for Peace Expedition - See stories here:
We Didi It! EPP Summits 10
Palestinian / Israeli Flag on the Summit of Everest!
- Having His Holiness the Dalai Lama Endorse the EPP and the Film
The Dalai Lama Endorses EPP Film
- Having Orlando Bloom Narrate our Film and Directing him in the Studio
Orlando Bloom Narrates Everest: A Climb for Peace
- The Documentary Everest: A Climb for Peace
Everest: A Climb for Peace Now on DVD
Everest: A Climb for Peace at Apple Headquarters
Everest on Canadian TV
Everest: A Climb for Peace on US National TV
Everest and PBS Stations Update - July 2012
- The Children’s Book!
Everest Children’s Book Now Available
Thanks again for making this an incredibly beautiful and spritually meaningful journey!
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