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December 4th 20187:15pm
Nevile Burwell Memorial Lecture
Alan Hinkes is the first Briton to climb the world’s highest mountains. These are the 14 peaks over 8000m peaks, all of which are in the ‘death zone’, where human survival rate is measured in hours. They are the most dangerous mountains on the planet. He is part of an exclusive club of only 12 people alive who have achieved this feat.
Alan began his mountaineering career whilst at school and progressed to the Alps with ascents of many difficult mountains, including the notorious North Face of the Eiger, eventually graduating to the Himalaya. His talk will cover mountains from the Lake District to the Himalayas.