E145 - Kenton Cool: Finding your inner depths in the death zone

Kenton Cool is an English mountaineer, a performance coach and co-founder of In Cool Company. He has climbed Everest a record 16 times and, among many other accomplishments, he kicked off the 2012 Olympics’ when he fulfilled an 88-year old pledge to take a gold medal from the 1924 Olympic Games to the top of Everest. 

In this episode Kenton, Jake and Damian discuss how Kenton deals with ‘the death zone’ whilst on an expedition and the uncontrollables that comes with it. He shares how he mentally switches off from the pressures of expeditions, the stress during the expedition can be so high that coming back down to normal life can be challenging. 

Kenton opens up about how he has struggled connecting to his own feelings, and how important working on himself has been. He tells the story of how a young boy in Pakistan illustrated to him a different way of living, completely shifting his work view.

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