KATMANDU, Nepal – Their fingers were freezing. But the musicians who performed atop a Himalayan peak in Nepal had an inspiring view as they laid claim to a record for the highest musical performance.
The group performed for 40 minutes at the top of 21,825-foot Mera Peak.
Group leader Oz Bayldon said Thursday he "felt like a 90-year-old with asthma" because of the altitude. And his cold fingers made it difficult to play the guitar after a few minutes.
French musician J.B. Tilon said, "It was the most beautiful landscape I have even seen."
The group raised money for a charity in Nepal that is building an orphanage. Guinness World Records is awaiting the evidence before verifying if the performance set a new record.