Everest Success for Ran Fiennes and Kenton Coolby Jack Geldard - Editor - UKC May/2009
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International Mountain Guide and UKC Contributor Kenton Cool commented:
"For Ran and myself it was the crowning of five years of climbing together. Five years that has seen many routes climbed, including the North Face of the Eiger and an attempt on Everest only last year, which stopped just 450m shy of the summit."
Kenton described his recent Everest success with Ran:
"The day all went well, Ran left the top camp at 8pm and the rest of the team left at 9.30pm. Although there were a number of other teams that day we didn't find the route crowded. There was a cold North wind but apart from the camera equipment freezing this didn't cause any problems to the team."
"The whole team was back in Camp 4 by 12 noon with no injuries to any of the members, all the team were back in Base Camp by 8pm the following day."
Kenton Cool has now climbed Everest seven times in six years (a double summit in 2007). He told UKClimbing.com;
"Sir Ran is now back in the UK generating money for the chosen charity of Marie Curie. The rest of the team are still in Kathmandu sorting out all the expedition equipment, which has got stuck in Lukla due to bad weather."
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