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8000m: Alan Hinkes

Climbing the World's Highest Mountains


Alan Hinkes is the first Briton to have climbed all 14 of the world?s 8000m mountains. Here he relates these epic ascents ? the successes and near misses, base camps and summits, and the people he has got to know along the way ? as well as the beauty, harshness and danger of the world?s highest mountains.

Following in the footsteps of Reinhold Messner and Jerzy Kukuczka, Alan explored the mountains alongside a tiny number of international climbers similarly drawn to the extreme hardships and challenges of high-altitude mountaineering.

Most of the climbs were made Alpine-style, as part of small, lightweight expeditions. A number of summits, including those of K2 and Kangchenjunga, were climbed solo.

This account of his immense achievement is graphic and richly illustrated with his unique and dramatic photographs, taken under extreme conditions in some of the world?s most challenging settings. As Joe Cornish writes, ?His photographs are both a moving documentary record, and artistic expression, of what it means to encounter the highest places in the world.?

-over 200 unique and breathtaking photographs
-descriptions of the 14 ascents, with reflections on some of -Alan's climbing heroes and aspects of high-altitude life and -survival from clothing to making chips
-listings of the 8000m first ascents and summiteers

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Cordee Code: JNA002
No of Pages: 192
Page Size: 265 x 290 mm
ISBN 10: 1852845481
ISBN 13: 9781852845483
Publisher: Cicerone Press
Published Date: September 2004
Edition: 1st, Sep 2004
Binding: Hardback
Illustrations: Full Colour
Weight: 1560g

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