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  British Mountaineer and Everest summiter: Alan Hinkes celebrates with unique commissioned summits cake at British Embassy in Nepal


Update: 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.   Kathmandu Nepal.

  • 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 as follows:
    Shishapangma 1987
    Manaslu 1988
    Cho Oyu 1990
    Broad Peak 1991
    K2 1995
    Everest 1996 (filmed for C4 TV documentary 'Summit Fever')
    Gasherbrum I (Hidden Peak) 1996
    Gasherbrum II 1996
    Lhotse, 1997
    Nanga Parbat 1998
    Makalu 1999
    Annapurna 2002
    Dhaulagiri 2004
    Kangchenjunga 2005

From 2004: Alan Hinkes Summits Dhaulagiri! and Alan Hinkes Summits Dhaulagiri more details and Mountaineer Alan Hinkes returns to Kathmandu following successful summit of Dhaulagiri

Alan Hinkes Annapurna 2002

Kangchenjunga 2003 Alan Hinkes

Alan Hinkes Spring Makalu 99

Alan Hinkes Q&A

Kangchenjunga 2000 Alan Hinkes

 

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