World-leading mountaineer Kenton Cool is coming to Brecon, with his show Everest: The Untold Story at Theatr Brycheiniog.

He will be talking about the thrills, joy, and dangers of mountaineering, whilst celebrating the 70th anniversary of the first successful summit of the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest.

Everest, or Chomolungma, has long captured the imagination of mountaineers and aspiring adventurers as the pinnacle of climbing, described as the highest point on the planet that ‘must be reached’. To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the first successful summit, Kenton Cool – the 16 x summit non-Sherpa world record-holder – has created a new show to take audiences on a fascinating journey through the history and the highs and lows of summit attempts on one of the world’s most magnificent mountains, from its first ‘discovery’ as part of the Great Indian Trigonometric Survey, through to the perceived ‘bucket list adventure’ that it is considered today.

Kenton is the first person in history to complete the ‘Everest Triple Crown’, the peaks of Everest, Nuptse and Lhotse in one continuous push from base camp, as well as being the first European mountaineer to summit Mount Everest fifteen times. He also sent the first tweet from the summit, along with the first call.

First tweet sent from Everest
Kenton Cool sends the first tweet from Everest (Kenton Cool / Twitter)

Appearing on the BBC, amongst other networks, he has climbed extensively all over the world, establishing new routes and first ascents on peaks in Alaska, France, and India. In 2003, he was nominated for a Piolet d’Or award (the equivalent of the Oscars for mountaineers) for a route of Annapurna III.

Kenton Cool – Everest: The Untold Story comes to Theatr Brycheiniog on Wednesday 21st June at 7.30pm (doors open at 7pm). For further information and to book tickets, please contact a member of Theatr Brycheiniog’s Visitor Experience Team who will be more than happy to help. You can also book online and keep up to date on news and all upcoming performances and events, 24/7, online at