Kenton holds the record for non-Sherpa summits of Everest, having summited the world’s highest mountain an astonishing 16 times. He has climbed extensively all over the world – establishing new routes and first ascents on peaks in Alaska, Europe and India. This 16th summit confirms Kenton’s status as the world’s most successful high-altitude mountaineer and elite IFMGA* mountain guide.
Reasons to book Kenton Cool
- His keynote presentations are entertaining, high energy and filled with humour, yet press home some serious points.
- In everything Kenton has ever done he has always attempted to push himself to the very limits of what can be realised.
- His motivation is relentless – he trains every day to fulfil his life’s potential in this way.
Kenton is one of the world’s most sought-after mountain guides and is known as ‘The Everest Leader’. With survival as the ultimate goal, he is the one calling the shots, making time and safety-critical decisions that others are unwilling, or unable, to make.
Alongside this, he is also the man that aims to fulfil the lifelong summit dreams of others – “It’s far easier to take risks and succeed if you have a safety net, Kenton is that safety net”. As a strong advocate of elevating levels of safety via a bold approach to an ascent, Kenton’s unique style on the mountain has seen unrivalled summit and commercial success for more than 15 years.
Kenton has the rare ability to encourage individuals and teams to move beyond their perceived ‘tolerance level’. Be this in a storm on the higher reaches of Mount Everest, testing their very survival, or in a professional environment where the goal might be streamlined productivity, results-driven collaboration or elevated commercial success rates. For Kenton, the setting is simply the context, success comes from ‘flawless execution’ – “His motivation is relentless and Kenton’s ability to push boundaries in the world of mountaineering are legendary, now he is pushing others to achieve their own new levels”.
Kenton lives with his wife, Jazz, and two children in Gloucestershire. He follows a plantbased diet and is carbon neutral, underlining his commitment to the future of our planet.
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