Whilst 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!).