Bonita Norris has just become the youngest British female to summit Everest, guided by Kenton Cool.
Bonita Norris (22) from Wokingham, Berkshire, made it to the summit of Everest at 06:30 this morning, as part of Kenton Cool's 'Dream Guides' team.
Bonita - who amazingly hadn't set foot on a mountain a year ago - now sets a new record as the youngest British female to summit. Victoria James had previously held the title, aged 25.
Bonita took part with three other clients - who also all summited.
This also means a new high for Kenton Cool - who has now summited Everest eight times. This is now four times more than the next most successful Briton, with only local Nepalese Sherpas and two other Westerners having summited on more occasions.
Kenton relayed a message from the summit saying: “I love Everest. To have summited once was mildy insane, to have summited for an eighth time is utter madness. Why eight times? Why not.”
Look out for a full interview with Kenton in the autumn issue of the BMC's Summit magazine.
Read this Observer article on their descent - and the high altitude rescue of Bonita.
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