Kenton Cool: aiming for his eighth Everest summit

Kenton Cool: aiming for his eighth Everest summit

Seven-times Everest summiteer Kenton Cool aims this spring to extend his record with a further attempt on the world’s highest mountain.

The 36-year-old mountain guide hopes to help 22-year-old climbing novice Bonita Norris to the 8,848m (29,029 ft) roof of the world in her charity challenge. Cool already holds the record for the Briton with the most Everest ascents.

He was also the first British person to ski down an 8,000m mountain – Cho Oyu in the Himalaya, at 8,201m (26,906 ft), the world’s sixth highest peak.

He also led eccentric explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes up the north face of the Eiger in 2007.

The Fairford, Gloucestershire-based climber summited Everest twice in one week in May 2007.

Bonita Morris also hopes to break an Everest record

Bonita Morris also hopes to break an Everest record

He will fly out to Nepal next month with Bonita Norris, who hopes to raise cash for Global Angels with her summit attempt. The Wokingham woman is herself hoping to enter the record books as the youngest British woman to successfully reach the top of Everest.

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