Kenton Cool, Mountaineer & Adventurer

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Date Published: 14/11/2023
Duration: 56:47
Season: 10

Today, we’re diving into the awe-inspiring world of high-altitude adventure. Our subject is a man whose name is synonymous with daring expeditions and summit triumphs, the legendary climber and adventurer, Kenton Cool.


With 17 successful ascents of the mighty Mount Everest to his name, along with many other mountain peaks around the globe, including the ‘seven summits’ – the highest mountains on each of the seven traditional continents, Kenton is not just ‘cool’ by name, but by nature.


You’ll have heard him mentioned on previous podcast episodes – with Sir Ranulph Fiennes and Ben Fogle – Kenton has accompanied them on some of their most challenging ascents. Ben Fogle, Summited Everest with Kenton, and he led Sir Ranulph Fiennes up the North Face of the Eiger and to the summit of Mount Everest, too.


Kenton’s adventure-filled life began in the UK, but he quickly found his heart in the Himalayas. He brings to life some of his most incredible adventures, and the valuable lessons he learnt along the way.


Destination Recap:


  • Alaska
  • Hubbard Glacier, Alaska
  • Skagway, Alaska
  • West Wales, Cardiganshire and Pembrokeshire
  • The Presili Hills, Pembrokeshire
  • Pakistan
  • Mt Everest
  • Nepal
  • Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Bhutan
  • Colorado, USA
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • European Alps in Summer
  • Megeve, Switzerland
  • South Africa
  • Antarctic Peninsula
  • North side of Everest
  • Darjeeling, India
  • Tibetan Plateau


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