The man who managed to get eccentric explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes up the north face of the Eiger will give an insight into his life this week.
The 36-year-old climber Kenton Cool will deliver a lecture in Sheffield this Tuesday. As well as cajoling the vertigo-suffering Fiennes up the notorious Alpine face, Cool has summited Everest seven times, including twice in one week.
The talk will take place at the Lescar Hotel, Hunter’s Bar, at 8.30pm.
One-time Sheffield resident, Cool now splits his time between Chamonix and Fairford in Gloucestershire.
He has established himself as one of Britain’s top climbers and also added the first British ski descent of an 8,000m mountain to his list of achievements with a run down Cho Oyo. He also has, under his harness, first ascents of peaks in Nepal, Pakistan, India and Alaska. His new route on Annapurna III in 2003 gained him a Piolet d’Or nomination with fellow climbers Ian Parnell and John Varco.
Tickets for the talk, at £7 or £6 for concessions, are available through the Heason Events website. The presentation is part of a season of winter lectures.