NORTH COL OF EVEREST: THE WORLD'S HIGHEST BLACK TIE DINNER PARTY

News came through earlier today (1 May) that Neil Laughton and the Everest Dinner 2018 team successfully hosted the world's highest black tie dinner party on the North Col of Everest at 7070m (23,129ft). 

 Neil (standing) and the rest of the team at a rehearsal dinner at Everest Base Camp at the end of April. 

Neil (standing) and the rest of the team at a rehearsal dinner at Everest Base Camp at the end of April. 

Temperatures were considerably colder on the North Col, recorded at -25C (-13F), but the dress code of black tie and ballgowns was strictly obeyed. Everyone enjoyed a 3-course dinner prepared by Michelin starred chef, Sat Bains before toasting Her Majesty with GH Mumm champagne - just before it started to freeze! 

Doug will be congratulating the team personally when he meets them in Kathmandu on 5 May. 

Everest Dinner 2018 are raising funds for CAN, not just for the post-earthquake reconstruction work which is reaching completion, but also to help fund new initiatives in North Gorkha.  They have set a magnificent target of £100,000 for CAN so, for more information and to donate please click here: 

As fund raisers go to host a dinner party in the rarified atmosphere of the North Col is one of the more unusual and everyone at CAN is thrilled that everything has worked out and the team are safe and now on their way back to Kathmandu. With sincere thanks to everyone who not only took part but also has given their support.