Guinness World Records (GWR) took to their Instagram handle and posted a magnificent video of the very special tea party, and the mountaineers enjoyed the warmth of the tea in hand in the extremely cold atmosphere. A group of climbers enjoyed a tea party at 21,312 feet above sea level at Mount Everest’s Camp 2, registering a Guinness World Record for “highest tea party”.
The post by the GWR reads, “Highest tea party. 6496 meters/21312 feet by Hughes’ Highest Tea Party Team in Mount Everest Camp 2, Nepal.” The tea party was conducted last year and has been acknowledged by Guinness as enjoying the world’s highest tea party.
In the video shared, a trekker is seen arranging a table with cups and snacks after which a group of climbers gathered around it. The mountaineers can be seen having fun of every bit of it. It also shows the behind-the-scenes preparation procedure for the party.
Andrew Hughes, who hosted the party, said that the supplies had to confront flying across the world, being moved to base camp tied to a yak, and then loaded in backpacks crossing over the rough terrain, which included frozen waterfalls, to Camp 2. He further added, that having a tea on the mountain top wasn’t just about the warmth it was also a way of bringing climbers together and networking at the inns along the trek to Everest Base Camp and while on the hilltop.
Hughes conducted a lot of research into what key elements must be carried for a tea party at the mountain. He had to also consider the durability of the ingredients. “The record would mean so much to me because it would mean so much to all who took part in it. The greatest things in life are often those shared. The record will forever immortalize an unforgettable moment and experience in my life and hopefully inspire others to seek their own dreams and perhaps set a record while doing,” said Hughes.