BlueDome are pleased to announce the successful summit of Kangchenjunga by British mountaineer Alan Hinkes. This has placed Alan in the history books as the first Briton to have climbed all of the world's highest peaks and is an exceptional achievement.
ALAN HINKES ENTERS THE RECORD BOOKS AS THE FIRST BRITON EVER TO CLIMB THE WORLD'S 14 HIGHEST PEAKS
British extreme altitude mountaineer, Alan Hinkes, has successfully reached the summit of Kangchenjunga. This marks the completion of Hinkes' Challenge 8000, his attempt to be the first Briton to Summit the world's 14, 8000m peaks.
Hinkes, a leading member of the Berghaus team of climbers, reached the top of Kangchenjunga at 8587 metres above sea level Accompanying him on his final summit attempt was friend and climbing partner Pasang Gelu.
As ever, on reaching the summit, Hinkes took out a photo of his daughter Fiona and his grandson Jay to have his summit photos taken. Hinkes has undertaken this ritual on every one of his successful summit expeditions. Speaking about his epic ordeal live from base camp at 6000 metres, Alan said: "The final summit push was without a doubt the hardest climb of my life.
We left base camp on Thursday 26 May and began to push up the mountain. The weather had not been good which meant there was an awful lot of fresh snow to break through. Risk of avalanche was incredibly high and every step of the way was a matter of physical and mental endurance.