Sherpa Adventure Gear presents EVEREST UNCOVERED with Kenton Cool (11 Everest summits) & Lakpa Rita Sherpa (17 summits).
Join the team from Sherpa Adventure Gear for a free-ranging discussion of life at the top of the world with internationally renowned mountaineer and Sherpa Adventure Gear athlete Kenton Cool and Sherpa Adventure Gear brand ambassador Lakpa Rita Sherpa, 2013 Outside Magazine Adventurer of the Year. Between them, these men share a total of 28 Everest summits and a unique outlook on the history and future of the world’s highest peak.Hosted by Ian Parnell featuring Sherpa brand ambassador Heather Geluk.
Tuesday 22nd October 2013 – George Square Lecture Theatre, Edinburgh. Doors open 6.30pm, lecture starts 7.30pm.
Thursday 24th October 2013 – University Place, Manchester. Doors Open at 6pm, lecture starts at 7pm.
Friday 25th October 2013 – Royal Geographical Society, London. Doors Open at 6pm, lecture starts at 7pm.
Tickets £10, to order visit www.sherpaadventuregear.co.uk or for more information telephone 01572 772504.
About the Speakers
Kenton Cool - IFMGA world mountain guide, adventurer and Olympics torch bearer
One of the world’s leading alpine climbers, Kenton Cool has 11 Everest summits under his belt.
In 2013, Kenton made global news by climbing the Everest Trilogy—Everest, Lhotse (world’s 4th highest peak) and Nuptse (world’s 19th highest)—in the space of five days.
In 2012 he fulfilled the Samsung Olympic Games Pledge by carrying an Olympic Gold Medal—originally awarded to the 1922 Everest Expedition at the 1924 Winter Olympics—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 by placing a call to his wife, Jazz.
- First European to summit Everest ten times
- First non-Asian to summit Everest twice in one week
- Guided Sir Ranulph Fiennes to the summit of Everest and the Eiger (raising £3m for Marie Curie Cancer Care)
- Only Briton to ski down two 8000m mountains
- Nominated for the Piolet D’or
Lakpa Rita Sherpa - Alpine guide and first Sherpa to climb the Seven Summits
Known as the "Best Sirdar in the Khumbu," Lakpa Rita Sherpa grew up in Thame as the son of a mountain guide. He is the first Sherpa to climb the highest peak on each of the seven continents, and is universally recognized for his unique expertise and experience.
Lakpa Rita has been professionally guiding and climbing around the world for over two decades. He has summited Everest 17 times, Cho Oyu 12 times, Pumori twice, as well as Shisapangma and Ama Dablam. He has also climbed Mt. Vinson, Denali, Aconcagua and attempted K2 and the south face of both Annapurna and Shishapangma. Today, Lakpa Rita guides primarily for Alpine Ascents International and lives in Shoreline, Washington USA with his wife and three children. He is also known for his spirited break-dancing during our annual Losar celebrations.Career Highlights:
- First Sherpa to climb the Seven Summits
- 17 summits of Everest
- 12 summits of Cho Oyu