Alan Hinkes is off to attempt six British mountains in 72 hours over the weekend and it's all for a good cause as well.
There's been a lot of discussion about what Alan Hinkes is
going to do next; well, we have the answer, at least in the short
term, as the Berghaus-sponsored climber is off to tackle six new
who because the first Briton to climb all the world's 8,000-metre
mountains, is taking part in the Six Peaks Challenge to raise
money for his favourite charity, Water Aid.
Starting today, Friday, Alan, along with a team from the Isle of
Man, is aiming to summit the highest peaks of the six
regions of the British Isles, all within 72 hours. The mountains he's
aiming to tick off are Snaefell (Isle of Man), Snowdon, Scafell Pike,
Ben Nevis, Slieve Donard (Northern Ireland) and Corran Tuathail
The challenge includes 50 miles of walking, 20,000 feet of
climbing, 1,000 miles of driving and two sea-crossings.
'I'm very much looking forward to the challenge,' says Hinkes.
'And to raising funds for WaterAid. On my travels, I have
witnessed the devastating effects lack of water or poor quality
water have on people and I am committed to supporting WaterAid's work
in using practical, sustainable solutions to provide safe water to
the world's poorest people.'
We say good luck Alan. You can find out more about the event and
WaterAid at www.wateraidsixpeakschallenge.org.uk
and more about Alan Hinkes on the Berghaus website at www.berghaus.com