Their goal was to raise money and awareness for the Tibetan cause. They chose to climb to the point furthest from the center of the Earth, some 2,150 meters higher than the summit of Everest to read out peace messages they had collected from children around the World in the lead up to the Millennium. Their mission was to promote Earth Peace by highlighting Tibet and the Dalai Lama's ideals as an arrow of light for the new millennium. Their team comprised of Tess, a 56 year old mother of three; Migmar, a young Tibetan prepared to do anything for his country but who had never been on a mountain before; GT, a 64 year old accomplished mountaineer; and Pete, who is Tess' partner and a highly skilled climber. For Tess, it became a struggle of body and mind, as she was symbolically compelled towards the highest point within herself.