Everest 2021: Interview with the UK’s Kenton Cool

Kenton Cool

Kenton Cool is one of the premier climbers from the United Kingdom. Among his many accomplishments, he skied the 8000er Cho Oyu, made the first, and thus far only, climb of Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse in seven days in 2013. And he has summited Everest 14 times. He’s currently on Everest with a client attempting his 15th which would tie American Dave Hahn for the most non-Sherpa summits of Everest.

I caught up with Kenton while he was in Namache Bazzar recovering from his acclimatization rotations in prep for the summit bid. We discussed the allure of Everest, a bit of history, his own long-time interaction with the mountain, and the conditions this year.

It’s a fun, fascinating interview I hope you enjoy.

Everest 2021: Guide Interview with Kenton Cool

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2 thoughts on “Everest 2021: Interview with the UK’s Kenton Cool

  1. I really enjoy your blog. I am fascinated with Everest, although I am not a climber, I love to understand what it takes mentally and physically for people to climb. Thank you.

  2. Kenton is brilliant!!
    How cool () was it listening to him reel off Everest history, love his enthusiasm.

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