Alan Hinkes

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Alan Hinkes OBE (born 26 April 1954) is an English mountaineer from Northallerton in North Yorkshire. Hinkes is the first British mountaineer to have claimed all 14 mountains with elevations greater than 8,000 metres, the so-called eight-thousanders; however, this claim is disputed.[1][2]

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

Hinkes has summited Mount Everest five times.[3]

8,000 m peak climbs[edit]

Other notable ascents[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ ""
  2. ^ "Climbers that have summited 10 to 13 of the 14 Main-8000ers". Retrieved 15 November 2011. 
  3. ^ [1]
  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.