Outdoors Magazine

Himalaya 2011: Kenton Cool Nabs 9th Everest Summit, Tweets Success!

Posted on the 06 May 2011 by Kungfujedi @Kungfujedi
Himalaya 2011: Kenton Cool Nabs 9th Everest Summit, Tweets Success!
British mountaineer Kenton Cool has nabbed the first non-Sherpa summit of the year on Everest, just a day after the route was opened. While not a whole lot of details are known about the climb just yet, we do know that Cool is a guide with Dream Guides and that upon learning that the route was complete, he moved quickly to take advantage of a weather window.
According to the Dream Guides Blog, Kenton topped out at 7:30 AM local time this morning, and was back in Camp 4 three hours later. After a brief rest, he was expected to head further down the mountain, an is quite possibly resting in Camp 2 at this very moment.
Not only did Cool grab the first commercial summit of the year, he also sent a tweet from the roof of the world as well. You can follow his tweets at @KentonCool, where you'll find one that simply reads:
“@KentonCool: Everest summit no 9! 1st tweet from the top of the world thanks to a weak 3G signal & the awesome Samsung Galaxy S2 handset! @samsunguk”
Samsung was one of the sponsors for this climb, and he obviously used one of their smartphones to send the message from the summit.
It will be interesting to if there are any other climbers who will have a go at a summit bid while the weather is good. I'm still expecting the majority of the teams won't go until sometime late next week, but it all depends on their acclimatization rotation and how long the weather holds out. For now, it looks good though.
Congrats to Kenton on claiming his ninth summit of Everest. Well done mate!
(PS: This is my 5000th post on The Adventure Blog! Thanks to everyone for reading!)

You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • How To Become "Parent Whisperer"

    I watched a documentary recently that inspired me. It's called "Buck." This man is a horse trainer/philosopher/life coach on whose work the movie "The Horse... Read more

    6 hours, 50 minutes ago by   Joanigeltman
  • How to Get Perfect Everyday Curls

    Perfect Everyday Curls

    Today’s post is sponsored by HerStyler. As always, all opinions are my own.  I’ve had a lot of people ask about my hair recently. My hair is naturally curly... Read more

    7 hours, 18 minutes ago by   Thesamanthashow
  • Launching This Month | Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture Eyeshadow Palette

    Makeup lovers of this era are very well familiar with two of the famous Anastasia Beverly Hills products, their Dip Brow Pomades and the Modern Renaissance... Read more

    7 hours, 42 minutes ago by   Gorgeouslyflawed
  • Keto Chimichurri

    Keto Chimichurri

    Meal plansGet lots of weekly low-carb meal plans, complete with shopping lists and everything, with our premium meal planner tool (free trial).... Read more

    7 hours, 51 minutes ago by   Dietdoctor
  • Ellen’s Stardust Diner

    Ellen’s Stardust Diner

    Entertainment while you eat!The breakfast was outstanding and I was totally defeated the day I tried the Breakfast Burrito that was so much food, yes it... Read more

    8 hours, 5 minutes ago by   Caz
  • Top 5 Inatur Herbal Products for Dry Skin

    Inatur Herbal Products Skin

    Hello pretties, you know what. I have been wondering of late that if we have so many good herbal brands in India, why do we venture out and invest in foreign... Read more

    8 hours, 29 minutes ago by   Jhilmil D Saha
  • The Untreatable Borderline Personality Disorder Client: A Therapeutic Nightmare

    Borderline Personality Disorder is one of the hardest disorders of all to treat. It can be improved with some therapies but the road is long and hard. Many... Read more

    8 hours, 38 minutes ago by   Calvinthedog