Alan Hinkes, as we’re sure you all know, is the only Briton to have climbed all of the world’s 14 8,000m peaks and is the 15th person ever to do so. Odds are he has something to say about mountaineering worth reading then?
In his new book, ‘8000 Metres: Climbing The World’s Highest Mountains’, he tells of his experiences of climbing them – the failures as well as the successes. As well as his accounts of climbing the likes of Everest, Manaslu, K2, Annapurna and Kangchenjunga – the crowning achievement of an 18-year journey – the book features stunning photos from his expeditions.
We have nabbed one of the first copies of 8000 Metres to come off the press to give away to a lucky Trek & Mountain reader, and the lucky winner will even have their copy signed by the great man himself.
When we interviewed Alan back in June, he explained why he put this book together now: “It was probably about time I wrote my story and I finally got round to doing it. I have a lot of photographs – there are about 150 pictures in the book – but as I took the photos, there are not many of me!”
HOW TO ENTER
Just answer the easy question below and your name will be entered into a draw to win a copy of Alan’s book.
What is the second highest mountain in the world?
Entries must be received by 30th Nov and the winner will be notified on 7th Dec.