Everest 'still magical' says climber
29 May 2013 Last updated at 18:19 BST
More than 3,000 climbers have made the ascent up Everest since Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay stood together at the top of the world 60 years ago.
Gloucestershire climber Kenton Cool has reached the summit 11 times.
BBC Points West's Alex Lovell asked him what it was that made the mountain so special.