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  Mountaineer Alan Hinkes returns to Kathmandu following successful summit of Dhaulagiri


Update: News in from Alan Hinkes, is that he has returned to Kathmandu following his successful summit of Dhaulagiri.  

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.

Dispatches

Some of EverestNews.com past coverage of Alan is below...

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