One of Britain's leading adventurers, Kenton Cool has summitted Mount Everest an incredible 16 times and led a range of expeditions for Sir Ranulph Fiennes. His love of climbing began when he was just a boy, introduced to mountaineering as a member of the Scouts. Throughout university Kenton passionately climbed, unfortunately in 1996 suffered a climbing accident shattering both of his heel bones, leaving him unable to climb. After receiving therapy for his injury, Kenton returned to the mountains a year later joining the British Association of Mountain Guides. With a multitude of climbing accolades to his name, Kenton is now booked as a motivational speaker to inspire a future generation of adventurers.
Now the Director of Dream Guides, Kenton’s climbing talent is revered by avid climbers worldwide. Exploring mountains, Kenton has worked tirelessly to establish new routes as well as making the first ascents of mountains in India, France and Alaska. A fully qualified IFMGA Guide and Expedition Leader, Kenton has received many awards for his mountaineering capabilities. His most prominent award was received for his route on Annapurna III, receiving a nomination for the Piolet d’Or Award in 2003. In 2021 Kenton added the 15th summit of Mount Everest to his ever-growing list of accolades.
Other accolades of Kenton's include becoming the first person in history to complete the Everest Triple Crown in a single climb, taking an Olympic Gold medal to the summit of Mount Everest, making the first 3G phone call & the first and only Tweet from Mount Everest and the first British person to complete a ski descent of an 8000m peak - Cho Oyu in Nepal. He is also widely known for leading Sir Ranulph Fiennes up the North Face of the Eiger and leading Sir Ranulph Fiennes to the summit of Mount Everest, an expedition that was filmed in a BBC documentary. In 2022, Kenton secured his 16th summit of Mount Everest, a record-breaking feat that saw Kenton become the first non-Nepali person to summit the mountain 16 times. In 2023, Kenton and his team successfully trekked to the South Pole on the 27th of January 2023, a feat he couldn't attempt in 2022 due to Covid-19.
Using the experiences he learned whilst scaling some of the worlds biggest peaks, Kenton delivers a range of motivational speeches internationally. He frequently makes comparisons of time spent in the mountains and life in the corporate world. His speeches are motivating, energetic, engaging, humorous and most of all inspiring. To add an intimate aspect to his speeches, Kenton includes some of the greatest fears and challenges he has had to overcome during his mountaineering ventures. Covering topics such as extreme leadership, creating a goal-focused, proactive team and decision making when it matters most, it is clear that Kenton has impeccable knowledge transferable into a range of different organisations perfect for keynote speeches.