In May 2012, British mountaineer Kenton Cool reached the summit of Everest for a record-breaking 10th time. He climbed to fulfill a 90-year-old olympic pledge, taking a gold medal awarded to the1922 British Everest Expedition to the summit of this iconic mountain just weeks before London 2012 kicked off.
60 years after Edmund Hilary first summited this iconic mountain, Kenton will be talking about his experiences on Everest and his twenty year career as one of the world’s leading high altitude mountain guides, his most famous client being Sir Ranulph Fiennes who he lead on expedition to lead Sir Ranulph to summit the infamous North Face of the Eiger and on his Everest expeditions.
An exhilarating evening of mountaineering stories and images from the top of the world.
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Fri 22 RADLETT The Radlett Centre 01923 859291
Sun 24 LOUGHBOROUGH Town Hall 01509 231914
Mon 25 BIRMINGHAM Town Hall Birmingham 0121 345 0603
Tues 26 BARNSTAPLE Queen’s Theatre 01271 32 42 42
Wed 27th LANCASTER The Dukes 01524 598500
Fri 1 LLANDUDNO Venue Cymru 01492 872000
Wed 6 STIRLING Albert Hall 01786 473 544
Thur 7 INVERNESS Eden Court 01463 234234
Fri 8 ABERDEEN The Lemon Tree 01224 641122
Thurs 14 BRECON Theatr Brycheiniog 01874 611622
Fri 15 BUXTON Opera House 08451 272190
Sat 16 PENRITH Rheged Centre 01768 868000
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Kenton Cool is a one of the world's leading high-altitude mountain guides. He is also an extremely accomplished mountaineer in his own right. As well as reaching the summit of Everest ten times he has climbed extensively all over the Himalaya, the Alps, Greenland and Alaska, making numerous first ascents to 6000m. He is also well known as the mountaineer who lead Sir Ranulph Fiennes on his successful expedition to climb the infamous North Face of the Eiger in 2007.
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