May 17, 2023: A renowned British climber, Kenton Cool, has conquered Mount Everest for the 17th time, surpassing his own record for the most summits of the world’s highest peak by any foreign climber. Kenton, hailing from Gloucestershire in South West England, also established a new British record for the most ascents of Mount Everest.
The achievement was confirmed by Iswari Poudel, who announced that Kenton, accompanied by Dorji Gyaljen Sherpa and Siddhi Tamang, successfully reached the summit point at approximately 6:05 am. This momentous accomplishment showcases the extraordinary perseverance and mountaineering prowess of Kenton Cool, solidifying his place among the world’s elite climbers.
While Kenton’s achievement is undeniably impressive, it is worth acknowledging the remarkable accomplishments of his companions as well. Dorji Gyaljen Sherpa reached the summit of Mount Everest for an astonishing 21st time, showcasing his exceptional mountaineering skills and extensive experience. Siddhi Tamang, on the other hand, marked his ninth successful ascent this season, a testament to his determination and resilience in the face of one of the world’s most challenging environments.
Iswari Poudel further highlighted Kenton Cool’s previous notable feat in mountaineering. In 2013, Kenton became the first British climber to conquer Mount Nuptse, Mount Everest, and Mount Lhotse within a single season. This extraordinary accomplishment demonstrated his unwavering commitment to pushing the boundaries of mountaineering and achieving new milestones.
Adding to his impressive record, Kenton scaled Mount Lhotse in just under 29 hours after summiting Mount Everest in 2021, further cementing his position as a trailblazer in the world of mountaineering.
Kenton Cool’s relentless pursuit of excellence and his unwavering passion for mountaineering continues to inspire climbers worldwide. As he etches his name in the annals of mountaineering history, his remarkable achievements serve as a testament to the indomitable human spirit and the triumph of perseverance in the face of adversity.