The Brief

Launch Kenton Cool’s autobiography: One Man’s Everest.

The Solution

Secure a publisher with worldwide rights.

Kenton Cool is the finest alpine climber of this generation and his debut book, One Man’s Everest, is his autobiography.

He has summited Everest eleven times. He is the first person in history to climb the three Everest peaks, the so-called Triple Crown, in one climb, a feat previously thought impossible. He was nominated for the prestigious piolet d’Or in 2004 for climbing a previously unclimbed route on Annapurna III. In 2012 he fulfilled the Olympic Games pledge of placing a 1924 gold medal on the Everest summit. He is the only Briton to have skied down two 8000-metre mountains, and in 2009 he guided Sir Ranulph Fiennes to the summit of Everest, helping to raise over £3 million for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

In October 2013, Captive Minds brokered the agreement on behalf of Kenton to have One Man’s Everest edited and published by Preface Publishing, an imprint of Random House Publishers, further to inviting a number of publishers to submit offers. Worldwide rights were also secured.

The first edition of One Man’s Everest was published in hardback on 27th August 2015 and it available now in stores and on Amazon.

Launch press coverage included a major feature The Telegraph and BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Live programme.


Doug Scott

  • One of Britain’s finest mountaineers, One Man’s Everest is Kenton Cool at his best: honest and true, enthusiastic and exuberant. He brings these marvellous mountaineering stories to life as he does in his captivating lectures.

Sir Ranulph Fiennes

  • Eleven times on the Everest summit. Kenton Cool is without doubt the most formidable mountaineer of his generation.

The Telegraph

  • Kenton Cool, king of Everest