24 APRIL 2015
In April and May 2015, experienced British adventurer and Cordon Rouge Club member, Neil Laughton, is attempting to climb Mount Everest with a team of experienced climbers and host the world’s highest black tie dinner party. Two Michelin Star chef Sat Bains joins the team and will serve a mouth-watering 3-course gastronomic feast. They plan to travel via the North Col of Everest and set a new world record for the highest black tie dinner party at 7,100m / 23,293ft.
The team will climb the most famous mountain in the world, dine on a well-deserved feast and celebrate with a glass of G.H.Mumm champagne! They will be dressed in Thomas Pink black tie dinner suits and Canada Goose jackets!
The purpose of this eccentric British expedition is to highlight the needs of remote Sherpa communities in Nepal, raising urgently needed funds for clean water, sanitation and school projects. The money which is raised (via Just Giving) will go directly to the charity Community Action Nepal run by fellow Cordon Rouge Club member, Doug Scott, CBE and whose patron is legendary British mountaineer Sir Chris Bonington - also a fellow Cordon Rouge Club member.
With the dress rehearsal on Mont Blanc complete, the team must beat the current Guinness World Record for the greatest altitude at which a formal meal has been held currently at 6,805m / 22,326ft. For Neil and his team to break this record they must adhere to specific rules; this includes being dressed in formal attire for the meal, which has been provided by luxury Jermyn St shirt makers, Thomas Pink, and lay a white table cloth with a set place for each diner. They must also carry up all food and equipment needed for the dinner with no additional help.
To support the charity Community Action Nepal, please donate here: https://www.justgiving.com/everestdinner
Watch this space to find out whether Neil and Sat were successful in their mission.