The upcoming journey, Aug. 21-29, is the third Peters has done during the past month and the tenth musical adventure he has led. As a two-time cancer survivor and cofounder of the Love Hope Strength foundation, Peters recently raised money for Welsh cancer centers when he led the fourth annual hike up Mt. Snowdon in the U.K. and a hike and concert in Wales’ Rhondda Valley.
As with past adventures, Peters will be joined by other artists, including Glenn Tilbrook of Squeeze, singer / songwriter / surfer Donavon Frankenreiter along with band mate Matt Grundy and Brien McVernon, lead singer for Australia band Retro Rockets.
Intended to raise money and support for the international bone marrow donor registry as well as Love Hope Strength’s efforts to help people the world over, the expedition begins Aug. 21 at the Fuji Sengen Shrine, where climbers have gathered for more than 500 years to pray and meditate before beginning their assault on Japan’s tallest mountain.
The actual climb is expected to take two days, after which the musicians will hold a musical ceremony at the summit. Following the climb, Peters and his party of adventurers will travel to Fuji Yoshida for the Fire Festival – Yoshida no Himatsuri – an annual event held to appease the Goddess of Mount Fuji as well as signal the end of the hiking season.
The concert marks the fourth year LHS has gathered musicians to climb in the name of cancer awareness, the international bone marrow registry and other efforts to help people. Past expeditions include Mt. Everest, Mt. Kilimanjaro and Peru’s Machu Picchu.
For more information, click here for the Love Hope Strength website.