British climber Kenton Cool has reached the summit of Everest.
The successful ascent of the world’s highest mountain marks the Gloucestershire climber’s tenth ascent and the fulfilment of his Olympic pledge.
His London support team texted at 38 minutes past midnight that the three-man team was on Everest’s summit.
Kenton Cool has with him the Olympic medal presented to Arthur Wakefield for his part in the unsuccessful 1922 summit attempt. He pledged to honour the commitment made to the modern Olympics founder Baron Pierre de Coubertin that the medal would be taken to the summit.
Cool, with fellow mountaineer Dorje Gylgen and cameraman Keith Partridge left Camp Four on Everest’s South Col at about 2.20pm British Summer Time on Thursday for their final push for the summit.
The Everest summit is the first for film-maker Partridge.