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Man of the Year Award 2005

Alan Hinkes

Alan Hinkes has reached heights that to most of us would be unimaginable. He has scaled 14 of the world’s highest mountains including Everest and K2 often putting his life in danger as he battled against some of earth’s harshest conditions.

Alan Hinkes OBE is Britain’s foremost mountaineer from Northallerton in North Yorkshire. He is the first and only British mountaineer to have summited all 14 mountains with elevations greater than 8000 metres, the so-called Eight-thousanders. He summited the last one, Kangchenjunga, on May 30, 2005.

He was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the University of Sunderland in 1999.

His List of major climbs include:

  • 1987 – Shishapangma
  • 1988 – Manaslu
  • 1990 – Cho Oyu
  • 1991 – Broad Peak
  • 1995 – K2
  • 1996 – Mount Everest – North Face. Filmed for the TV documentary Summit Fever.
  • 1996 – Gasherbrum I
  • 1996 – Gasherbrum II
  • 1997 – Lhotse
  • 1997 – Nanga Parbat – Forced to abort attempt after sneezing resulted in a prolapsed disc in his back.
  • 1998 – Nanga Parbat
  • 1999 – Makalu
  • 2000 – Kangchenjunga – Attempted, but turned back because of bad weather conditions. Broke arm on descent.
  • 2002 – Annapurna
  • 2004 – Dhaulagiri
  • 2005 – Kangchenjunga

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