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Kenton Edward Cool is an English mountaineer, and mountain guide. He is one of Britain's leading alpine and high altitude climbers and has summited Mount Everest fourteen times, including leading Sir Ranulph Fiennes' 2008 and 2009 Expeditions.
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Exploring the Roof of the World
John Keay - 2022-11-08
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Experience the beauty and peril of the Himalaya in this groundbreaking book that explores how climate change is affecting one of the world's most unique regions. Encompassing all of Tibet and six of the world's major mountain ranges, the Himalaya is home to 35% of the world's freshwater and is critical to the livelihoods of millions of people. But with a fragmented political landscape and no unified approach to addressing environmental risks, this region is at risk of disappearing forever. Through the eyes of historian John Keay, discover the rich history and remarkable diversity of this fascinating region and learn why it's essential that we take action to protect it.
Kenton Cool
Remarkable book!! It’s not often I’m sad when I finish a book but I was with this…real ‘Tour du Force’ Highly recommend it!! #Himalaya #mountains #tibet @BloomsburyBooks @incoolcompany      source
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Above the Clouds
The Diaries of a High-Altitude Mountaineer
Anatoli Boukreev - 2002-12-20 (first published in 2001)
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Explore the fascinating world of mountain climbing with a legendary adventurer who scaled some of the highest peaks in the world. In this book, you'll discover the exhilaration and danger of summiting mountains like Everest, K2, and Makalu, along with personal reflections on life and risk-taking. Beautifully illustrated with stunning color photos, Above the Clouds is a thrilling and unforgettable journey to the world's most remote and awe-inspiring peaks.
Kenton Cool
@ollyalkema Great book      source
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Let My People Go Surfing
The Education of a Reluctant Businessman--Including 10 More Years of Business Unusual
Yvon Chouinard - 2006-09-05 (first published in 2005)
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Entrepreneur and environmentalist Yvon Chouinard shares the inspiring story of how he built one of the most respected and environmentally responsible companies on earth. Let My People Go Surfing follows his journey from a young boy in a French Canadian blacksmith family to a celebrated climber and founder of Patagonia, Inc. Discover how Chouinard blended his passion for adventure with his dedication to doing good, and how his approach can impact entrepreneurs and outdoor enthusiasts alike.
Kenton Cool
Totally epic book…..      source
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After Everest
The Experiences of a Mountaineer and Medical Missionary
T. Howard Somervell - 1950-01-01 (first published in 1936)
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Follow the incredible life of T. Howard Somervell: physician, soldier, artist, musician, mountaineer, and missionary. This memoir details Somervell's participation in the earliest British quests to climb Mount Everest in the 1920s, including his own then-record ascents on the mountain and the fateful day when George Mallory and Sandy Irvine vanished. But this book is more than just a mountaineering story, it gives a fascinating and detailed account of Somervell's life, from his idyllic youth, to his service as an army surgeon and later years as a medical missionary in Southern India. Discover the joys of life lived to the full, as Somervell did.
Kenton Cool
Somervell was such an amazing climber, painter, photographer….and doctor!!. His book ‘After Everest’ published in ‘36 is well worth a read. @EverestToday @calmandfearless      source
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The Green Grocer
One Man's Manifesto for Corporate Activism
Richard Walker - 2021-04-01
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This book, written by one of the UK's leading corporate activists, shows how businesses can promote sustainability, social justice, and still generate a profit. The author runs a £4bn privately owned family business that is making real changes in the supermarket industry. He shares his experience and inspiring insights on how to make progress on sustainable initiatives while being realistic about profit margins and obligations to customers and employees. The Green Grocer is a must-read for any business looking to make a difference.
Kenton Cool
If you read one book this summer then make this one....a fantastic summary of what we’ve done wrong but more importantly what we need to do! @icelandrichard @HugoSAS @GeorgeMonbiot      source
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The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse
Charlie MacKesy - 2019-10-10
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A heartwarming and inspiring fable for all ages, this book by a beloved British illustrator features four unlikely friends who embark on a journey of self-discovery and universal lessons. Through 100 stunning hand-drawn illustrations and charming, hand-written text, readers will laugh, cry, and be reminded of the power of kindness, hope, and friendship. A must-read modern classic for fans of The Tao of Pooh and The Alchemist.
Kenton Cool
@MrMarkBeaumont @AlexGregoryGB Think we ended up with 4 possibly 5 copies!! Great book though      source