Alan Hinkes Annapurna 2002 

Alan Hinkes Summits Annapurna I

May 6th, 2002: Alan Hinkes has successfully summitted Annapurna I, the 10th highest in the world, today at 11.30 AM. He spent about an hour at the summit. Alan returned from the summit after the noon, exact time to be confirmed later. He is now back at Camp III at approx. 23000 ft, toasting up with the Indian Army Summiters who summitted Annapurna Summit this morning at 0720 hrs. and the Summitter Sherpas.

Alan will return to ABC tomorrow and finish up the Expedition. This is Alanís 12th 8000er, the most technically difficult 8000 m peaks in the world.

More to follow in the next dispatches.

Reported by bikrum pandey from Kathmandu (2130 hrs.) for EverestNews.com      06 May 2002

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