Musicians aim to set record atop Himalayan peak

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KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — 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 6,654-meter (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.

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