Gardiner & Theobald surveyor is playing drums on Mount Everest today along with Glenn Tilbrook and Nick Harper to raise money for cancer charities
Gardiner & Theobald's Garrie Renucci is playing in a rock concert at 18,000 ft on Mount Everest today after a 14-day Himalayan trek.
He is playing percussion for a superband giving the world's highest ever acoustic concert. In the process he will raise at least £25,000 for cancer charities supported by the Love Hope Strength Foundation.
Leading the ‘Everest Rocks’ concert are Mike Peters of The Alarm, Slim Jim Phantom of the Stray Cats, Squeeze's Glenn Tilbrook, Nick Harper, Cy Curnin and fellow band member from The Fixx, Jamie West-Oram.
The concert will reach a huge audience via MTV, the BBC and iTunes.
For 21 days, Garrie has left behind his day job as a chartered surveyor and equity partner with G&T, where he has worked since graduating in 1987.
Total funds raised by the event are likely to be over £500,000. The £25,000 raised by Garrie was donated by friends and by clients in the UK, Germany, Italy and France. Garrie will leave the names of all his supporters on Everest in the form of an environment-friendly flag.
Gardiner & Theobald will follow up the event with a public online auction of a limited edition Gibson acoustic guitar - one of only 10 - specially designed to play at altitude and decorated with a one-off graphic by Nike.
If you wish to get involved you can:
• sponsor Garrie directly through www.lovehopestrength.com/everest
• take part in the online auction for the Gibson guitar will be at www.gardiner.com