First expedition to the Himalayas. Kenton attempted the North Face of Shani, just north of Gilgit.
First trip to Nepal, climbing a new line on the North Face of Kusukm Kanguru.
Travelled to Canada to learn how to ice climb, leading up to Grade VI ice.
Expedition to India for the first ascent of Arwa Spire.
Kilimanjaro expedition filming for the Discovery Channel.
First Ascent of Annapurna III, South West Ridge, Nepal. Nominated for the Piolet D’or.
Kenton’s first Everest expedition, with a 100% success rate and all team members reaching the summit.
Kenton summits Everest, despite being hit on the head by rock-fall on the summit day, later requiring stitches.
In October of that year, Kenton became the first British person to complete a ski descent of an 8,000m peak, on Cho Oyu in Nepal, the sixth highest mountain in the world.
Achieves an Everest double summit and leads Sir Ranulph Fiennes up the North Face of the Eiger.
Lead Sir Ranulph Fiennes Everest Expedition. Unfortunately, Ran failed to summit.
Successfully leads Sir Ranulph Fiennes to the summit of Everest, recorded for a BBC documentary.
Kenton made the third ever ski descent of Manaslu in Nepal, the world’s eighth highest mountain. In doing so he became one of only a few people world wide to ski multiple 8,000 metre peaks, and the only Brit to have done so.
Kenton proves that 3G is now accessible on the summit of Mount Everest, by calling his wife Jazz. He went on to enter the record books for sending the first and only tweet from the summit, making many lists as one of the most epic tweets of all time.
Kenton fulfilled the Samsung Olympic Games Pledge by taking an Olympic Gold Medal awarded to the 1922 Everest Expedition at the 1924 Winter Olympics by Baron Pierre de Coubertin, to the top of Mount Everest. He thus fulfilled a 90-year-old pledge to see one of the medals successfully reach the summit.
Kenton became the first person in history to complete the ‘Everest Triple Crown’ – Everest (8,848m), Nuptse (7,861m) & Lhotse (8,516m) in a single climb.