Cicerone Live: Alan Hinkes on '8000 metres: Climbing the World's highest mountains'
In our December Cicerone Live event, join Cicerone and Alan Hinkes to discover the realities of climbing the world's highest mountains.
Alan Hinkes was the first Briton to climb the world's highest mountains, part of an exclusive club of only 12 people alive who have achieved this feat. In his book, 8000 metres: Climbing the World's highest mountains, Alan describes his expeditions alongside stunning photography and captures the beauty, harshness and danger of the Himalayan and Karakoram mountains.
Alan began his mountaineering career whilst at
Northallerton Grammar School, North Yorkshire. He progressed to the Alps
with ascents of many difficult mountains, including the notorious North
Face of the Eiger, eventually graduating to the Himalaya. He is an
accomplished cameraman (filming 11 documentaries), photographer,
motivational speaker, environmentalist and mountain guide. Alan lives in
North Yorkshire and enjoys being in the hills, rock climbing and
fellwalking. You will regularly see him in the Lake District and
Yorkshire tramping the fells and moors or clinging to a rock face.
Watch the event live online on 1st December 2020 at 7pm GMT on the Cicerone website, Cicerone Press Facebook page or YouTube channel. Send your questions for Alan to firstname.lastname@example.org in advance or during the live event. We look forward to welcoming Alan and sharing his stories of climbing the world's 8000m peaks with you.
Climbing the World's highest mountains
In this book, renowned British mountaineer Alan Hinkes relates his experiences of climbing all 14 of the peaks over 8000m: the world's highest mountains. Alongside stunning photography, he describes his expeditions - many as Alpine-style ascents - capturing the beauty, harshness and danger of these mountains.More information