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Kenton Cool

World-leading Mountaineer // Adventurer // Speaker

About Kenton

Kenton Cool is one of the world’s leading high-altitude climbers and avid adventurers. He’s climbed Mount Everest 17 times along with many other mountain peaks around the globe, including the ‘seven summits’ – the highest mountains on each of the seven traditional continents. He is also the only Brit to ski down two 8,000m peaks. 

Alongside being one of the global elite IFMGA guides, Kenton provides guidance on key leadership and team performance criteria to corporate clients. He’s a highly engaging and inspiring motivational speaker

His ultimate 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.

He revels in guiding clients up iconic climbs and to the summits of mountains in the Himalayas, the Alps, Alaska and elsewhere. Kenton creates innovative, pioneering, challenging and inspirational experiences which clients can learn from and apply in both work and home life.

He has mounted and completed over 44 successful expeditions in his career to date and plans to do many more!


Kenton is an energetic keynote speaker and he is the perfect choice to inspire during a kick-off meeting, to entertain as an after-dinner speaker, to motivate during a conference, or to add sparkle to an awards evening.

Recent client briefs have included:

  • Overcoming adversity in hostile environments
  • Striving to attain a goal
  • Critical decision-making in the ‘death zone’
  • Leadership under pressure

Kenton draws on his lived experience in the mountains and aligns it with relatable challenges we face every day.

"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
"Amazingly inspirational, thought-provoking, and brilliant were just some of the comments from colleagues after a fascinating energiser with Kenton. His engaging and genial presenting style perfectly brings to life his extraordinary experiences and left us all feeling revved up and ready to take on challenges of our own"
Mark Warne
"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
"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
"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
“On behalf of everyone I would just like to say the afternoon session with you was absolutely outstanding – everyone was enthralled by your presentation and the way you made it relevant to business was extremely good. Thank you so much again and you certainly made a huge contribution to what turned out to be our best and most productive conference ever.”
Andrew Baines
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“Kenton energized and inspired our international leadership group through first-hand anecdotes of life-threatening decision-making situations. He then translated those captivating experiences into real-life business challenges and fostered meaningful two-way dialogue. Kenton was fantastic and I can absolutely recommend working with him and the strong team at In Cool Company.”
Matt Arrigale
VP, Human Resources

Land Rover Defender launch - Kazakhstan

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