Yorkshire Grit to
Anyone meeting Alan for the first time
soon discovers that he is a Yorkshireman.
His conversation is littered with refences
to pints of real ale, fish and chips, bacon
butties and roast beef and yorkshire puddings.
An unusual training regime for athletic
Alans public persona masks the dedication
to fitness and the single minded approach
that helps him succeed. He knows only too
well the dangers as he's lost a number of
mountaineering friends over the years. Poignantly,
at every successful ascent he photographs
himself not with a flag but with a picture
of his 16 year old daughter Fiona.
Above all Alan keeps calm and collected.
not exclusively Yorkshire characteristics,
but ones that will stand him in good stead
for the challenge ahead.
Alan Hinkes Biography