Kenton is one of the world’s most sought-after mountain guides and 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 commercial success for more than 15 years.
“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 approaches 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 beyond 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 relentless 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”.
Kenton is an elite IFMGA* guide with an unrivalled summit success rate. He has been expertly guiding clients for over 15 years and tackled some of the most challenging terrain in the world with them. He guided Sir Ranulph Fiennes up the north face of the Eiger and also to the summit of Everest, he was the first British IFMGA guide to lead a client to the summit of K2, and he has led summit expeditions all over the world.
* International Federation of Mountain Guides Association
"Kenton was superb! His talk was totally inspiring and motivating and his stories and footage of his summit trips were very impactful. He is so driven and passionate about what he does and this clearly came across to the team and they could relate to many of his examples of challenges he has overcome when he is on his trips. Absolutely brilliant and I would definitely recommend him to others!"
Lloyds Banking Group
"Love working with Kenton Cool and have been able to do so on a few projects. He’s authentic, passionate and brings a whole load of empathy to the work you’re doing as he seeks to understand how his high-altitude experience can translate into your working world. 100% recommend working with him!"
Sarah King, Founder and CEO of we are radikl