Kenton Cool

World Leading Mountaineer | Adventurer | Speaker

Kenton Cool is one of the world’s leading high-altitude climbers, an avid adventurer and also a highly engaging and inspiring motivational speaker. He has successfully climbed Mount Everest 15 times along with many other mountain peaks around the globe. He is the only Briton to ski down two 8,000m peaks and is an IFMGA guide.

His goal is to inspire the next generation.


Ever since the young and heady days of his first expedition, to Pakistan when he was 19, Kenton has been completely in love with climbing in the high mountains. Now Kenton has mounted and completed over 44 successful expeditions.

He holds the highest success rate of any mountain guide on Everest, in May 2007 he even motivated himself to summit the peak twice in one week.


Kenton has built a motivational team leadership programme, suitable for variable sizes, designed to get employers, employees, apprentices and alike out of their usual working environment and into the outdoors. Research tells us you are better learning outdoors.

The aim – to create innovative, pioneering, challenging and inspirational experiences which members can learn from and apply within the work place.

Kenton, in partnership with Jaguar Land Rover, launches the brand new Defender. Video shot in Kazakhstan, September 2019.

Really engaging, inspiring and thought provoking. You’d obviously given the themes a lot of thought and it resonated very clearly with some of the issues we are grappling with across the business (one team, leadership, risk taking etc.)
Chris Dunford
HR Director, CBRE
Kenton was superb! His talk was totally inspiring and motivating and his stories and footage of his summit trips were very impactful. Absolutely brilliant and would definitely recommend to others!
Meryem Brassington
Head of Strategy & Planning, Lloyds TSB
Many thanks from everyone at Natilik for the excellent keynote you delivered at our Anniversary Event. Your many stories on Everest were truly amazing and inspirational. Taking the time to talk individually with many of our clients and partners after your keynote was much appreciated.
Mike Danson
CEO, Natilik
Kenton is, without question, a consummate professional obviously in the climbing world but also in the corporate motivational speaking environment. Both our clients and staff were truly inspired by his story.
Julian Winser
CEO, Cazenove Capital
Kenton’s achievements are truly exceptional. He can literally and metaphorically get your team to climb to new heights! An outstanding motivational speaker.
David Radford
UK Brand Director, Allianz Insurance