adventurer and mountaineer
IFMGA World Mountain Guide, Mountain Climber, Ice Climber, Adventurer, Public Speaker, Broadcaster & 2012 Olympic Torch Bearer.
Kenton is one of the world’s leading alpine climbers with 14 Everest Summits under his belt amongst other incredible feats of human achievement:
First European to summit Mount Everest 13 times (soon to be his 14th)
First non-Asian to summit Everest twice in one week
Fulfilled ‘The Olympic Games Pledge’ in 2012 (whereby a century-old promise made by Great Britain to Baron Pierre de Coubertin to place a 1924 Olympic Gold Medal on the Everest summit was completed four weeks before the London 2012 Opening Ceremony).
Proved 3G is on the Mt Everest summit for Samsung, & made the first 3G call and sent the first Tweet from the summit of Mt Everest
Guided Sir Ranulph Fiennes to the summit of Mount Everest and the Eiger (raising £3m for Marie Curie Cancer Care & generating the most hits ever for their website)
Only Britain to have ever skied down two 8000m mountains
Nominated for the Piolet D’or (the climbing Oscars)
Completed more than 18 expeditions to the greater ranges
In 2012 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, thus fulfilling a 90-year-old Pledge to see one of the medals successfully reach the summit.
In 2011 Kenton became the focus of the world’s media after proving that 3G was now accessible on the summit of Mount Everest. Once he had done this by calling his wife Jazz, he then went on to enter the record books for sending the first and only Tweet from the summit, & making many lists of the most epic tweets of all time.