• OS Champion

Kenton Cool

Kenton Cool is one of the world’s leading high-altitude climbers, and it’s fair to say that he’s really passionate about the outdoors.

He has successfully climbed Mount Everest 17 times (a non-Sherpa record!), having first been introduced to mountaineering when he first read about Hillary and Norgay’s first ascent of Mount Everest in 1953.

In 1996 he suffered a fall and shattered both heel bones. Determined not to be beaten, Kenton underwent a year of surgery and therapy, and went on to become one of the most well-known mountaineers in Britain.

Oh – and he really, really loves OS maps.