As I sat drinking my coffee in a folding chair in a Cotswold Outdoor store in the centre of Aberdeen waiting for the main man to come out, I look around at the posters of a selection of the highest mountains in the world I do try to comprehend the commitment of the individual that attempts such a fete as summiting all 14 of the 8000ers in the world. The image of the front cover of a book is displayed…
This October, spend an evening in the company of renowned British mountaineer Alan Hinkes. Embarking on a country-wide tour, Alan will visit 10 Cotswold Outdoor stores to deliver a series of fascinating talks about his greatest adventures, both in the Himalaya and closer to home.
On Saturday 7th November Kenton Cool, who has climbed Everest 11 times, will be the first headline speaker as Buxton Adventure Festival takes an exciting new direction.  Previously held over a single weekend the festival is now switching to a new format of 10 mini-festivals, one a month with a July and December break, throughout 2015/16
Everest mountaineer Kenton Cool will be trekking to Buxton for his latest expedition – delivering the inaugural lecture at the new format Buxton Adventure Festival. The 11 times Everest summiteer will be the first headline speaker as the festival, now in its fourth year, takes an exciting new direction.