News in from Alan Hinkes,
is that he has returned to Kathmandu following his successful summit of
In a call to Berghaus, his
main sponsor, Alan explained that he had begun his trek from base camp to
Jomsom over the weekend. Alan said: "The Trek took several hours and I got to
the suburbs of Jomsom in the evening so it was quite dark. As we got into the
town the Nepalese army was on its way out and we nearly had a run in with them
as they thought we were Maoists. Luckily by just saying "friend" they knew
that we were not a threat and they allowed us on our way."
After a brief rest Alan
managed to get a flight out of Jomsom on Sunday and back to Kathmandu, where
he was greeted by his friend and agent Bikrum Pandy and enjoyed some home
comforts with a shower, shave and haircut!
Alan will be returning to the
UK in the next few weeks with more stories from his latest amazing expedition
and his plans to enter the history books with his 14th and final summit.
Some of EverestNews.com
past coverage of Alan is below...
Alan Hinkes Annapurna 2002
Kangchenjunga 2003 Alan Hinkes
Hinkes Spring Makalu 99
Alan Hinkes Q&A
Kangchenjunga 2000 Alan Hinkes
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