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The Quest for Mont Blog 1

I’m sat in terminal one watching the human ants gather and scurry as slaves to the machines that take to the skies. Enter your data to get verified access to fly baby.

My bloging has ceased of late due to the pitter, patter of feet and the mellow drum joy, joy day to day living of my life. I couldn’t be happier by the way. I just haven’t sat down and wrote stuff out as much as I should.

I’m off to Chamonix to do some press for my Quest for Mont Blanc and collect all the equipment that is needed for this adventurous adventure across the Alps. I’m Trekking from Geneva to the summit of Mont Blanc this August and I’m doing it for the cancer research charity Trekstock. It’s a big challenge but I know I can do it and it will be amazing to stand on top of Western Europe to have a look around.

Never a big fan of travelling via massive tons of machinery thousands of feet in the sky, this flight was a breeze and I slept for a few minutes on the one-hour long flight and woke to this view from my window seat:


So the main point of our 24-hour trip to Chamonix was to visit the Simond factory. Simond are one of the oldest mountaineering companies with links to the history of Mountaineering dating as far back as the 1820’s and engineering products since 1948. It’s a privilege to have them as one of our sponsors for the Quest for Mont Blanc. We were given a full tour of the factory and shown how equipment such as ice axes and carabinas are made which was a rare insightful experience to have had. We then checked off and tried on the items of clothing and accessories that are needed for the Trek and Climb. I felt like a hardcore Dutch football supporter in the amazingly bright Orange winter jacket that I will be wearing for the summit push, You wont miss me that’s for sure, Not too sure I will be wearing it for a any forthcoming shows though.



I did some Interviews and we had some photos taken, then we had some lunch in Chamonix’s main town centre surrounded by snow topped mountains before heading back to Geneva to fly back to the UK. This was a quick in and out trip but a very important one to say the least. Some plans for music related things were discussed and being put into place of which I will announce very soon.


The Quest is not too far away so please let’s keep raising that dosh please.

You can sponsor me here from the link below at my Just Giving page:


Many thanks

I am Dave Pen



5 responses

  1. Que la force soit avec toi Dave,et avec tes compagnons de montée
    Good luke and courage !
    J’aime ce que tu es ,ce que tu fais
    comme la vue doit être belle de là-haut !

    June 1, 2014 at 8:18 am

  2. Francois

    Hi Dave!
    First, thanks and congratulations for the rounhouse’s show and the aftershow. What a trip for my wife, my mother and I. And at the end of the road a so nice present to have fun together, and feel the happiness of everyone.
    You bring with you so much good vibes, not only by your music, but also by your simplicity and humanity. It means so much to us.
    I wish you to success your climb, for this cause, you’ll bring hope and joy to many people and make this world better (again).
    What a brave man you are, and so good exemple to everyone.
    Good luck!
    I’m François and i love you 😉

    June 1, 2014 at 11:53 am

  3. Jeff

    Hi Dave, please bring you Orange Winter Jacket in Ronquières gig, weather is sometimes ‘capricious’. Thanks for posting… keep supporting your Quest with Alex
    Best Regards

    June 1, 2014 at 1:58 pm

  4. Francine Joliat

    Hi! I wish you a magnificent concert for this evening, full of emotions and good music. I hope you have best moments at the Montreux Jazz Festival, and perhaps time to make tourism in this good place. The weather is bad these days, but then the sun come, it’s like in holidays. I’m lucky, I work in Montreux! And, this festival is a legend, the great ones were here. Thank you for your music, I think one of the better I like ! Mixing fellings and sound. And I see that BirdPen come back in October at the Bleu Lézard. Good new! I will be at this gig. Francine

    July 13, 2014 at 1:48 pm

  5. Francine Joliat

    Hi! Thank you very much for the gig of yesterday evening. It was incredible, a big moment, an enormous gift! Axiom in live move inside, more in my living-room! And every time I see “Finding is so hard”, I take a slap. Now, I rejoise for the next time in Switzerland and perhaps one day I can ear “Killing all mouvement”, one of the best! Loud cheers! Francine

    July 14, 2014 at 10:51 am

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