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One Man’s Everest I have reviewed this book via NetGALLEY on behalf of publisher Random House UK, Cornerstone and author Kenton Cool The ARC warrants one and here it is The name Kenton Cool attracted me to this autobiography I had come across his name, either watching a programme about AE in base camp or some other Everest account What struck me was it was an unforgettable name and he d climbed Everest than once.The opportunity to read about the man from his own lips was too good to miss Like many people I have a number of autobiographies on my bookshelves unread gifts or an interest lapsed and no longer my focus If you receive this one or buy it yourself I urge you to read it regardless of your stance on mountaineering or climbing in general Can I say I have always been interested in this pastime but never shared the passion to take to the hills I do love walking in the Lakes and walking the Snowdon Horseshoe so I have the respect of all who venture to the mountains for fun or the need to challenge themselves However, if you haven t previously been warm to such things I would suggest this maybe a biography to read regardless as it captures the human spirit.His story is of a young man with an affinity for climbing and adventure, who has so far overcome adversity and enhanced the lives of others along the way For the you Kenton Cool Is The Finest Alpine Climber Of This Generation His Accomplishments Are Staggering He Has Summited Everest Twelve Times He Is The First Person In History To Climb The Three Everest Peaks, The So Called Triple Crown, In One Climb, A Feat Previously Thought Impossible He Was Nominated For The Prestigious Piolet D Or InFor Climbing A Previously Unclimbed Route On Annapurna III InHe Fulfilled The Olympic Games Pledge Of Placing AGold Medal On The Everest Summit He Is The Only Briton To Have Skied Down TwoMetre Mountains, And InHe Guided Sir Ranulph Fiennes To The Summit Of Everest, Helping To Raise OverMillion For Marie Curie Cancer CareHis Accomplishments Are All The Extraordinary Considering An Incident In The Summer OfWhich Tore Kenton S World Apart Whilst Climbing In Wales, He Broke A Handhold On A Route Aptly Called Major Headstress And Fell To The Ground With Such Force That He Shattered Both His Heel Bones Initially Told He Would Never Walk Unaided Again, Kenton Spent Four Weeks In Hospital, Had Three Operations, Three And A Half Months In A Wheelchair And Months Of Rehab Today He Is Still In Pain And After A Long Day In The Mountains It S Not Uncommon To See Him Struggling To Walk Or Moving Around On His Hands And Knees Yet He Still Climbs Why Do You Do It People Ask Him This Book Tells Why An absolute must read for anybody with a love for mountains and adventure This man achievements are immeasurable He writes in detail about his time on Everest, and being in the 8000m death zone, along with an account of his experiences guiding Sir Ranulph Fiennes up the north face of the Eiger Everest does not receive quite the coverage I imagined it would judging by the title of the book, as Kenton Cool himself suggests there are bigger challenges in mountaineering than Everest The early chapters tell the story of how Cool began climbing, the potentially devastating injury he sustained, and how he defied the odds to continue living his dream His style of writing is very matter of fact, he tends not to romanticise his experiences and I like this about him.Be sure to read his epilogue It contains some thought provoking content about how the increasingly popular Everes I loved this book it was rather like listening to a mate telling you things you half believe understates the epic and overstates the norm..Kenton is awesome and quietly understates his own achievements What an interesting and determined chap I admire his drive and what he s achieved after such a devastating accident is simply incrediblebut there was something missing from the book for me I don t know what it was but I felt like I wanted Having said that the epilogue weirdly answered a lot of questions for me which made me wonder why that information wasn t elsewhere in the books Perhaps that s it, It is an easy reading and with some thrilling moments of Kenton s adventures in the mountains I liked the Epilogue than the rest of the book as it talks about KC s learning and feelings around being a mountaineer KC makes it very clear a I read this book in 5 hours in one sitting I genuinely did not put it down A must read for all Everest fans and an insight into what divides the good from the great Having recently been lucky enough to meet the author on Snowdon I can confirm that the nice down to earth bloke in the book is the Loved this book He has a really interesting perspective on balancing your passions and family. I loved this book Kenton doesn t bog you down with mountaineering minutiae, but tells you enough to keep you interested and gives a very good insight into why climbers climb and the supporters that help Easy enjoyable read. I found it hard to put this book down I ve been reading books by those who ve climbed Everest for many decades since I was a teenager and this was one of the best.Kenton Cool overcame a huge setback when a fall from a low rock face in his early twenties shattered his heel bones He was told by a doctor that he would never walk again With the help of a good surgeon and sheer grit and determination he has proved that doctor wrong and had summited Everest 11 times by the time he wrote this book, 12 by the time I write this review.There were times when, as a mother of sons, I found it hard to read as he took unwise risks when younger and climbing with the boys his equally reckless climbing mates But once I got past that and onto his mature responsible ventures in guiding others up Everest and other peaks I was a less anxious reader.I really enjoyed the mix between reading about his climbing companions and clients as well as the technical stuff about the climbs Having trekked in the foothills of Everest, and read a lot about the area, I am familiar with the geography, location of the Everest camps and names of different locations on Everest However, I did wonder if a map showing Everest, Lhotse an


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