DJ Hosts ‘World’s Highest Party’ at Mount Everest
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Britain's star DJ Paul Oakenfold traveled to the base of Mount Everest to perform at the "highest party on earth."
Oakenfold traveled for 10 days to reach the location just below Mount Everest, the world's highest mountain. The base camp sits at 5,380 meters, while Mount Everest's peak reaches 8,848 meters.
The 53-year-old dance music pioneer mixed his set on a stone stage in the middle of the Himalayan mountain range in Nepal.
"I'm not going to pretend it was easy to get here, but it has been a wonderful trek," he told the French Press Agency, AFP, by phone. "If you could see the view I'm looking at, it is very inspiring."
More than 100 people withstood thin air and freezing temperatures to attend the event. Video showed fans wearing heavy winter clothing and hiking equipment as they moved to the music in the middle of snowy mountains.
Parts of the event were streamed live on Facebook.
Oakenfold called his mountain party "truly amazing." "I feel very lucky to have played here. We did a wonderful event and had people from all over the world, I feel very blessed," he told AFP.
The Grammy-nominated DJ and producer said that on the way up, he tried to spend time with local people and explored Nepali music. He donated the equipment used to the local community.
Money raised by the performance will also be donated to two organizations to help survivors of Nepal's 2015 earthquake – the Himalayan Trust and Supporting Nepal's Children. The earthquake killed about 9,000 people and left thousands homeless.
Oakenfold – who has teamed up in the past with Madonna and the rock group U2 - admitted the setting was very different from his usual performances at top world dance clubs.
The event is expected to result in a new album and documentary about his musical mountain trek.
"The highest party on earth" comes just before the busiest part of the climbing season. Hundreds of climbers will spend weeks at the base camp before attempting to reach the top of Mount Everest.
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1.The event is expected to result in a new album and documentary about his musical mountain trek.
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2.The Grammy-nominated DJ and producer said that on the way up, he tried to spend time with local people and explored Nepali music.
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英国的明星DJ保罗·欧肯弗德（Paul Oakenfold）前往珠穆朗玛峰，在“地球海拔最高的派对”上进行演出 。
欧肯弗德经过10天的长途跋涉，终于顺利抵达世界最高峰——珠穆朗玛峰的山脚 。他们的营地位于海拔5380米的珠峰上，而珠穆朗玛峰的高度达8848米 。
他通过电话告诉法新社：“我不想淡化跋涉到此的艰辛，但这是一场奇妙的旅行 。”“如果你们看到我眼前的美景，就会知道这是多么地鼓舞人心 。”
100多名登山者忍受着稀薄的空气和低温来参加该活动 。视频中可以看出，向雪山中部的盛会行进的粉丝们裹着厚厚的羽绒服，带着沉重的远足装备 。
欧肯弗德称，这次的高海拔派对“着实惊艳” 。他告诉法新社：“很幸运能在此演出 。我们举办这次盛会，让全球各地的朋友欢聚一堂，我深感庆幸” 。
这位曾获得格莱美奖提名的DJ和制片人表示，他们一路上都在与当地人民探讨并发掘尼泊尔音乐 。他将用过的设备捐给了当地社区 。
演出所筹集的款项也将捐给两个慈善组织，帮助2015年尼泊尔地震中的幸存者们重建家园 。两个组织分别是喜马拉雅基金会和尼泊尔儿童支持计划 。那次地震导致约9000人遇难，数千人无家可归 。
“海拔最高的派对”选择在攀登旺季来临前举办 。数百名登山者将在营地停留数周，然后攀登珠穆朗玛峰顶端 。