Kenton Cool

Everest Climber, High Altitude Leader & Engaging Speaker

Kenton Cool is one of the world’s leading high-altitude climbers, an avid adventurer and a highly engaging and inspiring speaker. He has sum-mited Mount Everest on 16 occasions, scaled K2 ‘The Savage Mountain’ and has climbed extensively all over the world – establishing new routes and first ascents on peaks in Alaska, Europe and India.  He is also one of the world’s most sought-after mountain guides, his track record on Ever-est as a leader is unsurpassed.

Kenton Cool

Everest Climber, High Altitude Leader & Engaging Speaker

Kenton Cool is one of the world’s leading high-altitude climbers, an avid adventurer and a highly engaging and inspiring speaker. He has sum-mited Mount Everest on 16 occasions, scaled K2 ‘The Savage Mountain’ and has climbed extensively all over the world – establishing new routes and first ascents on peaks in Alaska, Europe and India.  He is also one of the world’s most sought-after mountain guides, his track record on Ever-est as a leader is unsurpassed.

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Biography

Kenton 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 com-mercial success for more than 15 years.

However, Kenton is not simply an elite IFMGA Mountain Guide, he is a multiple business owner, attuned to the complexities of market variance, organisational structure and operational delivery.  He has been credited with rapidly evolving the commercial industry of 8000m peak climbing, bringing in a new genera-tional focus on speed, agility and efficiency (as a business operation and in the outdoors).

“Stepping into dangerous environments compels us to change the lens through which we view our existence and our survival.  We think more broadly and creatively, we operate with more confidence and certainty, we don’t waste time.  Crucially, it gives us the opportunity to develop pathways and ap-proaches that previously were unfamiliar to us.  This invaluable mindset should not solely live at the top of a mountain, the far-reaching gains clearly translate to other operational environments”.

Kenton has the rare ability to encourage individuals and teams to move be-yond 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 relent-less 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”.

Topics

  • The Three Principles of Peak Performance
  • Adversity: The Fundamental Team Member
  • Facing and Overcoming Adversity in a Hostile Environment
  • Critical Decision-Making in a Death Zone
  • The Big Mountain Blueprint for Optimal Performance – Leaders and Teams
  • Understanding and Harnessing Personal Fear
  • How to ‘Get it Done’

Testimonials

“One of Britain’s finest mountaineers, One Man’s Everest is Kenton Cool at his best: honest and true, enthusias­tic and exuberant. He brings these marvellous mountaineering stories to life as he does in his captivating lectures.” Doug Scott, CBE

“Kenton Cool is without doubt the most formidable mountaineer of his genera­tion.” Sir Ranulph Fiennes

“I’ve watched Kenton’s development over the last decade into one of the world’s pre-eminent climbers. The time he has spent at 8000m is almost unparalleled, and his ability to succeed in the Death Zone where others fail stands testament to his ability as a mountaineer as well as his personal drive and ambition.” Sir Chris Bonington

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