Yorkshire Grit to the Fore!

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 pursuits!.

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