We will be following their progress throughout this trip which ends on May 10th at the MelloBlocco climbing festival in Italy.
Here is the teams' first video despatch.
Video by Keith Bradbury, winner of the UKClimbing.com Film Clip Competition with his In the Handholds of Greatness
The North Face Summit Series Road Trip Map
You can follow James and Gaz's progress at thenorthfaceeu.typepad.com/summitseriesroadtrip