Our Ambassador, Kenton Cool, recently wrote some very wise words on his social media accounts, after coming home from his latest Everest expedition.

"Expedition team rules:

1) You come home
2) You come home as friends
3) You have fun
4) You summit

For an expedition to be successful, the first 3 rules are non-negotiable. Rob and I left Everest a couple of days ago after a tremendous trip to Nepal, a trip that more than fulfilled the first 3 rules.

Instead of a 13th summit I gained a new friend, a man who has taught me so much over the last few weeks and for that I thank you Rob Owen, you are a generous, humble, funny yet focused man.
Mountaineering source Kenton Cool
Given current weather and the rope fixing situation, Rob and I felt that our enjoyment could not be enhanced by a summit, that family was more important than another 10 days of waiting on the mountain for weather and rope fixing.

I thought the decision to come home would be hard to bear yet it's been easy. There is often so much more to an expedition than reaching the summit.

I wish everyone still on the mountain a safe time.... remember the rules!"

(words: Kenton Cool, instagram; picture: source, Kenton Cool)

You can find out more about our Ambassadors, Kenton and Hazel Findlay, on our Ambassador's page.

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