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The Lockdown Q&A – #3: Alan Hinkes

1st June 2020 | 0 comments

As we all continue to live with restrictions on our outdoor activities, we talk to some of the world’s best mountaineers and mountain athletes about what they are doing to stay fit and focused during the Covid crisis…

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Line-up revealed for Keswick Fest 2014

21st February 2014 | 0 comments

The programme for Keswick Mountain Festival 2014 has been announced, with a full line-up of outdoor activities, live music, expert speakers, adventure films and sporting events set to take place this Spring. Running from 15 – 18 May in the heart of the Lake District National Park, the four-day event will play host to climbing big name and high altitude …

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Win! Alan Hinkes' new 8000m book

29th October 2013 | 0 comments

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 …

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Alan Hinkes: Climbing the World’s Highest Mountains

6th August 2013 | 0 comments

Legendary climber Alan Hinkes – the first Brit to scale all 14 mountains over 8000m – is soon to release a new mountaineering title. The book, 8000m: Climbing the World’s Highest Mountains: All 14 Summits, will document Alan’s journey for the first time since he completed the challenge in 2005, as he battles arctic temperatures, horrendous weather conditions and struggles …

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Keswick announces biggest ever speaker line-up

14th January 2013 | 0 comments

The Keswick Mountain Festival has announced its biggest ever line up of speakers for the event, which runs from the 15th-18th May. 11 of the UK’s most high profile advenurers are set to speak in the Theatre by the Lake on the shore of Derwentwater, with the 2013 programme offering a mix of adventurers, climbers, cyclists, celebrities, a photographer and …

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Editor's Blog: the future of Mountain Training

10th November 2012 | 0 comments

Welcome to my first Editor’s Blog, in which I’ll be writing about some of the outdoor events, gatherings and industry days I attend as part of my job as Trek & Mountain Editor/Publisher – and also some of the stuff from hill days, treks and expeditions I go on that I can’t find space for in the magazine. Hopefully you’ll …

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Hinkes at the RGS

9th May 2012 | 0 comments

The fourth annual Sir Edmund Hillary Memorial Lecture, in aid of the Himalayan Trust UK, features a talk by Alan Hinkes OBE, entitled ‘Kangchenjunga Finale and the 8000m Peaks’. Hinkes was the first Briton to complete ascents of all 14 of the world’s 8000m peaks, the last of which was Kangchenjunga in 2005, almost 50 years to the day that …

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Adele aims for 8000ers

19th October 2011 | 0 comments

Leading high altitude mountaineer Adele Pennington has recently unveiled plans to become the first British woman to summit every 8,000m peak in the world, as well as taking in the Seven Summits, four of which she has already conquered, with just Aconcagua, Mt Elbrus and Indonesia’s Carstensz Pyramid left to go. Pennington already holds a world record for being the …