Record height dinner

HUDDERSFIELD, England: Seven men who enjoyed duck and caviar at more than 22,000 feet in the Himalayas pitched a claim for the record highest altitude formal dinner. One Australian and six British men made it to the top of the 23,113-feet Tibetan peak Lhakpa Ri near Mount Everest carrying tables, chairs and white tie dinner suits earlier this month. Great party,” team leader Henry Shelford said by telephone after returning to Britain. “Shame about the atmosphere.” The month-long expedition raised more than $44,000 for the British Lung Foundation for research into the lung disease sarcoidosis.