Alan Hinkes - Britains leading high altitude climber and the first British climber to summit all of the worlds 8000 metre mountains.

BlueDome has been covering Alans' climbs since 1996 and we wish to congratulate him on his outstanding achievement.

2006 tour dates for Alan's 'Tales from the Top'

Mountaineering legend Alan Hinkes will be touring the country this autumn with his new live show full of tales about his mountaineering exploits.

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2005 - 14th Mountain for Alan Hinkes - Click here for 2005 update
2005 - Alan reaches Kangchenjunga Base Camp
2005 - Alan establishes Camp 2 in readiness
2005 - Alan prepares for summit bid as Swiss team retreat to Kathmandu
2/6/2005 - Berghaus newsdesck confirms that Alan has climbed Kanchenjunga and entered the record book.

Alans Kangchenjunga Report Number 1 - Arrival in Kathmandu

Report Number 2 - Severe storms hamper progress

Report Number 3 - Alan starts his attempt on the Snow Giant

Report Number 4 - Alan plans summit bid soon.

Report Number 5 - Alan escapes with broken arm after fall into crevasse

Alan has abandonded his attempt but promises to return in 2001

Alan in the News...

The Story so far...

The fourteen giants
A brief guide to the fourteen 8000 metre mountains

Attempting the impossible
The 1997 outline to Challenge 8000

Climbing in 'The Death Zone'
8000 metre climbing - a short history

Kit for the mountains
Equipment chosen for the Challenge 8000 ascents

High altitude clothing - Alan in the flesh
Layer for 8000 metre mountains and minus 40 degrees

Alan Hinkes - Mountaineer
Beer, Bacon Butties and Yorkshire Grit

Diary pages from Alan's climbs
The Lhotse Diaries
The Nanga Parbat Diaries
Makalu - Alans 1999 Mountain

Nanga Parbat - Alan's story
Climbing Nanga Parbat - The Naked Mountain