One Man’s Everest: The Autobiography of Kenton Cool

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Kenton CoolWhilst on holiday recently, I found myself engrossed in a book called “One Man’s Everest” written by Kenton Cool.

Kenton has unbelievably been to the summit of Everest 11 times and is one of Britain and the World’s leading climbers.

It is an amazing story of courage and dedication to overcome some major obstacles – not least shattering both his heels and being told he would not walk again.

Why am I sharing this with you? Well Kenton is a former Scout who got his first taste of climbing whilst being part of the Buckinghamshire contingent to the World Scout Jamboree in Australia some years back.

His story epitomises everything I would hope our young people would aspire to.

The book is definitely recommended (and no, I am not on commission!).

Roger Dix
District Commissioner

About the Author - gold01 ()

When I became District Commissioner in July 2014 it was the pinnacle of over 50 years in the movement.

I joined the cubs in Staines in 1963 (no beavers in those days) before moving on to Scouts and Venture Scouts. Having helped in the Scout section as a Venture Scout I became a leader at the age of 20.

I have held numerous roles in the intervening years, ASL, acting GSL, VSL, ESL, ADC Scout Fellowship and finally Active Support Manager before the offer to become DC proved too tempting!

I am firmly committed to the youth driven vision of The Scout Association and hope that Spelthorne can become forerunners in this aim.

I am often asked to sum up Scouting in one word. For me the answer is easy - FUN!!!

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