Alan Hinkes

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Alan Hinkes OBE (born 26 April 1954) is an English mountaineer from Northallerton in North Yorkshire. Hinkes is the only British mountaineer to have claimed all 14 mountains with elevations greater than 8,000 metres (with oxygen); however, this claim is disputed.[1][2] He is recorded as summited Mount Everest in May 1996.[3]

He was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the University of Sunderland in 1999, and an Honorary Doctorate from the University of York in 2007.

In 2011, Hinkes teamed up with UK tours operator Best of Britain Holidays to lead the 3 Peaks Challenge UK Tour.

Hinkes presented awards with Gemma Merna at Kirkby Suite for the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme in 2009

8,000 m peak climbs[edit]

Other notable ascents[edit]


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  2. ^ "Climbers that have summited 10 to 13 of the 14 Main-8000ers". Retrieved 15 November 2011. 
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  4. ^ Nyka, Jozef (1988). "Shisha Pangma and Kukuczka's 14th 8000er". American Alpine Journal (New York, NY USA: American Alpine Club) 30 (62): 280. ISBN 0-930410-33-5. 
  5. ^ Bonington, Chris (1989). "Menlungtse Western Summit". American Alpine Journal (New York, NY USA: American Alpine Club) 31 (63): 284–286. ISBN 0-930410-39-4. 

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