Alan Hinkes, the first British
mountaineer to conquer all 14 8000m peaks and lead climber for Team Berghaus,
has attended a special reception hosted by the British Ambassador to Nepal,
his Excellency, Keith Bloomfield.
The event took place in the gardens of the British Embassy in Kathmandu, where
traditionally all early National Expeditions, including Sir Edmund Hillary's,
departed from. The embassy staff had baked a special cake for Alan featuring
all 14 peaks which he has climbed over the last 18 years.
The Ministry of tourism in Nepal has now issued a press release acknowledging
Alan's summit success, which marked the last formality for any climber looking
to 'claim a summit'.
As per the report of Liaison
officer the following 1 member of International Kangchenjunga Expedition 2005
team Summitted Mt. Kangchenjunga (8586m.) on 30th May, 2005.
30th May, 2005
1. Mr. Alan Hinkes (51
Yrs) Member, Mountaineer, North Yorkshire, UK
The 7 members above mentioned
team was permitted to climb 8586 m. high Mt. Kangchenjunga from Normal Route
for the period of 75 days from 5th April, 2005 under the leadership of Mr.
Norbert Joos from Switzerland. (Alan was on Joos' permit)
The handling agency of the
Expedition Team is Himalaya High Country Treks & Expedition (P.) Ltd.
- On 30th May at 7pm local
(2pm BST) Alan Hinkes became the first Briton to have climbed all of the
world's highest mountains.
- This amazing achievement
has taken Alan 18 years of exceptional hard work. His summits and dates are
Cho Oyu 1990
Broad Peak 1991
Everest 1996 (filmed for C4 TV documentary 'Summit Fever')
Gasherbrum I (Hidden Peak) 1996
Gasherbrum II 1996
Nanga Parbat 1998
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