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  • Fulfilling Samsung's Olympic Games Pledge
    Congratulations to Kenton and his team for completing the 1924 Olympic Games Pledge, which was made 88 years ago by mountaineer Lt. Col. Strutt. After famously attempting to climb Mount Everest, he pledged that he would take one of the gold medals back to the summit. This pledge has now been fulfilled.

    Click below to tweet your congratulations and to join the medal hunt.
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  • Kenton Cool
    EXPLORER MOUNTAINEER
    British mountaineer Kenton Cool is one of Britain's leading alpine climbers. He has successfully climbed Mount Everest nine times and was recently credited with making the world's first 3G connected phone call from the summit of Mount Everest using the Samsung Galaxy SII.

    In 2012, Kenton will be helping Samsung in their quest to fulfil the 1924 Olympic Games Pledge and will be taking a gold medal to the summit of Mount Everest.
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Getting to Kathmandu
1,400 m (4,600 ft)
Kenton's first steps in fulfilling the Olympic Games Pledge are taken from here at Kathmandu. Check out the comments, photos and videos that Kenton and his team upload as they trek to the summit of Mount Everest.
Video Diary
Kenton Cool - Kathmandu - Video 1Kenton Cool - Kathmandu - Video 2
Kenton Cool - Kathmandu - Video 3Kenton Cool - Kathmandu - Video 4
Image Gallery
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Base Camp
5,380 m (17,700 ft)
Discover the ups and downs of getting to Base Camp as Kenton and his team deal with everything from lost luggage to stormy weather. Check out the videos, photos and comments they are uploading while on route.
Video Diary
Kenton Cool - Base Camp - TrekKenton Cool - Base Camp - Video Diary
Kenton Cool - Base Camp - CybercaféKenton Cool - Base Camp - Video 10
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Kenton Cool - Base Camp - Medal BlessingKenton Cool - Base Camp - Video 9
Kenton Cool - Base Camp - Video 8Kenton Cool - Base Camp - Video 7
Kenton Cool - Base Camp - Video 6Kenton Cool - Base Camp - Video 5
Kenton Cool - Base Camp - Flight to LuklaKenton Cool - Base Camp - Video 4
Kenton Cool - Base Camp - Video 3Kenton Cool - Base Camp - Video 2
Kenton Cool - Base Camp - Video 1
Image Gallery
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Camp 1
6,065 metres (19,900 ft)
From crisp blue skies to spectacular ice falls, Kenton and the team are now experiencing the extreme conditions that come with mountaineering. Check out the videos, photos and comments uploaded while on route.
Video Diary
Kenton Cool arrives at Camp 1 with KeithKeith Partridge arriving at Camp 1 for the first time
On the Khumbu IcefallOn the Khumbu Icefall
Introducing Bhim the cook at Everest Base CampAdmin day at Everest Base Camp
Keith returns to Base CampDorje introduces himself
In PangbocheA day of mixed emotions
Monday morning at Everest Base Camp
Image Gallery
Kenton Cool on one of the many ladders in the IcefallKenton Cool Camp 1Kenton Cool sitting out the storm at Camp 1Base Camp after the snow stormBase Camp after the snowKeith at workNuptse after the snow stormBootleg copy of Touching the Void
Potato and yak for dinnerBhim the wonder cookBase Camp kitchenBase Camp this wayWashingPuja Ceremony offeringsLama in front of Puja AltarLhakpa with flour on his face in Puja ceremony
Himalayan LandscapeHimalayan Mani Stones at PangbocheHimalayan Prayer FlagsClimbers Crossing Ladders in the IcefallBright Sun Looking up at the MountainsOne of a few tents at Camp OneSolar PowerBattery set up
Lhakpa the Expedition CookKenton's ultimate climbing partner and good friend Dorje
Camp 2
6,500 m (21,300 ft)
Kenton and the team are now experiencing extremely cold weather and are preparing to make their scheduled trek back to base camp. Take a peek at some of the photos, videos and comments they have uploaded while on route.
Video Diary
A technology day at Everest Base CampTesting Skype at Everest Base Camp
Lock down at Camp 2Waking up at Camp 2
Camp 1 DevastationEnd of 3 days rest at Everest Base Camp
Journey through the Khumbu Icefall into Western CwmKeith Partridge - HRA Clinic in Base Camp - Lung Function Test
Keith Partridge - first morning at Camp 2
Image Gallery
The Western CwmCamp 1 devastation post avalancheWestern Cwm with Everest on the leftKeith ShavingDorje looking proud with Samsung logosDining tent - rebuilding after big windsKeith looking round the Westerm Cwm. Hardly able to believe he's thereView towards the icefall and base camp. Late afternoon and the fingers chill
Oxygen bottles stockpiled
Camp 3
7,470 m (24,500 ft)
Despite frustrating weather conditions, Kenton and the team have now progressed to Camp 3 and are setting up base on the Lhotse Face. Check out the videos, photos, and comments uploaded while on route.
Video Diary
Kenton Cool reaches camp 3 to an awe inspiring viewSamsung Hope Relay Vertical Mile with Kenton Cool
Kenton & Keith all set for the summitFinal preparations before summit
Keith Partridge tries his oxygen maskSummit Weather Window?
A Tough Day for Kenton CoolAre you taking part in the Samsung Hope Relay? Join Kenton Cool now!
Everest FashionA Guided Tour of Pheriche
A Place to Stay - the Himalayan Lodge, PhericheAcute Mountain Sickness - Pheriche
What's in a Pack? - the contents of Kenton Cool's kit bagHome from Home - camping on a glacier
Sherpa Dorje in Rock Incident at Everest Base CampMountain Blues
Weather watching at Everest Base CampDescending to Camp 1 in snow storm
Kenton & Keith in high spirits after a great day climbingKeith arrives at Camp 2
Image Gallery
Keith at work 7000mView from the tent camp 3View from Camp 3Kenton Cool alone in the w cwmIcefall SherpaThamserku from PhericheThamserku from PhericheWind forecast
Pheriche boredomNot such a warm night in PhericheKP reflects on the last stage of the trek back to BCKeith & Uttam from the Himalayan LodgeKC Finds a friend in PhericheHimalayan ChoughsStripy hanging outPheriche romantic dinner but twitter is winning
Keith pretending to be a snowmanKhumbu Glacier MorraineMoonrise over NuptseStripey hanging out with medalThree Musketeers in a snowstormLadder over crevasseEverest PanoramaKeith in the Western Cwm
Kenton worries about the route downKenton in high spirits
Camp 4
7,920 m (26,000 ft)
Kenton and the team are now enjoying spectacular views across the Himalayas. Check out their videos, comments and truly stunning pictures, which have been uploaded by the team using the Samsung Galaxy Note.
Video Diary
Kenton Cool departs from Camp 4 for the Everest Summit
Image Gallery
Kenton Cool A few hours to goView from Camp 4Keith Partridge Lhotse Face
Summit
8,848 m (29,029 ft)
The Samsung Olympic Games Pledge has now been completed. After weeks of trekking by Kenton and his team, the 88-year-old promise has now been fulfilled. Check out the spectacular videos, pictures, and comments uploaded from the summit of Mount Everest.
Video Diary
Kenton Cool - getting smartKenton Cool - Demonstrating his Galaxy Note
The Samsung Olympic Games PledgeKenton & Keith back at Camp 4 having reached the summit of Mount Everest
Image Gallery
Kenton on summit with medal
Return Home
Team arrive back home
After completing the Olympic Games Pledge, Kenton and his team have arrived safely back in London. Their heroic efforts truly encapsulate the spirit of the Olympic Games. Check out the pictures from their arrival at Heathrow airport.
Image Gallery
Kenton & Keith arrive at HeathrowKenton, medal & Stripy Mouse arrive at HeathrowPledge supporter at Heathrow
@KentonCool latest tweets
The Pledge Medal HuntHover over medals to view

Charles G
Bruce


Arthur
Wakefield


Tom
Longstaff


Henry
Morshead


John
Noel


George
Mallory


Edward
Strutt


Edward
Norton


Howard
Somervell


George
Finch


Geoffrey
Bruce


John
Morris


Colin
Crawford


Tejbir
Bura


Narbu


Lhakpa


Pasang


Pembra


Antarge


Temba


Sange

Join the medal hunt

With your help, Samsung is hoping to find the missing 21 gold medals that were awarded in 1924 by Baron Pierre de Coubertin. Recipients included mountaineers from all over the world, including Great Britain, Australia, Nepal and India. So, if you have any information about the missing medals, you can take part in the medal hunt by simply tweeting it with the hashtag #Samsung2012

Charles G Bruce

This medal is currently in London at the Royal Geographic Society.

Arthur Wakefield

This medal is with the team fulfilling the Olympic Games Pledge.

Tom Longstaff

This medal's location is known.

Henry Morshead

This medal is missing. If you know where it is, simply tweet it to #Samsung2012

John Noel

This medal is missing, believed lost in the post in 1924. If you know where it is, simply tweet it to #Samsung2012

George Mallory

This medal's location is known and the custodians wish the team well on their expedition to fulfil the Samsung Olympic Games Pledge.

Edward Strutt

The location of this medal is unknown. If you know where it is, simply tweet it to #Samsung2012

Edward Norton

The location of this medal is unknown. If you know where it is, simply tweet it to #Samsung2012

Howard Somervell

This medal's location is known and the custodians wish the team well on their expedition to fulfil the Samsung Olympic Games Pledge.

George Finch

This medal's location is known and the custodians wish the team well on their expedition to fulfil the Samsung Olympic Games Pledge.

Geoffrey Bruce

This medal's location is known and the custodians wish the team well on their expedition to fulfil the Samsung Olympic Games Pledge.

John Morris

The location of this medal is unknown. If you know where it is, simply tweet it to #Samsung2012

Colin Crawford

The location of this medal is unknown. If you know where it is, simply tweet it to #Samsung2012

Tejbir Bura

This medal can be found at The Gurkha Museum Winchester.

Narbu

The location of this medal is unknown. If you know where it is, simply tweet it to #Samsung2012

Lhakpa

The location of this medal is unknown. If you know where it is, simply tweet it to #Samsung2012

Pasang

The location of this medal is unknown. If you know where it is, simply tweet it to #Samsung2012

Pembra

The location of this medal is unknown. If you know where it is, simply tweet it to #Samsung2012

Antarge

The location of this medal is unknown. If you know where it is, simply tweet it to #Samsung2012

Temba

The location of this medal is unknown. If you know where it is, simply tweet it to #Samsung2012

Sange

The location of this medal is unknown. If you know where it is, simply tweet it to #Samsung2012

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