AND I MUST GO!”
– John Muir (1873)
In one of the most punishing environments on earth, where oxygen is in short supply, Håkon Erlandsen (a.k.a. the Jazzathlete), a young musician from Norway struggles to get a sound out of his saxophone. Though his muscles are aching, his vision blurry, and the voices in his head are telling him to turn back, he nonetheless proceeds to give a concert at nearly 7000 meters above sea level – the highest altitude concert ever staged on land. Yet there are six more musical performances planned, all of which will take place on top of the highest peaks of each of the planet’s seven continents, including the highest mountain in the world: Mt Everest.
MEET THE SUMMITS
The Seven Summits are the highest mountains on each of the world’s seven continents. Climbing all of them is regarded as one of the most notable challenges in mountaineering.
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