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Kangchenjunga 2003
Alan Hinkes: News


ALAN HINKES SIGNS NEW THREE YEAR SPONSORSHIP DEAL WITH BERGHAUS

Britainís leading high altitude mountaineer Alan Hinkes has signed a new three year sponsorship deal with Berghaus. Alan has worked with Berghaus closely for almost 20 years and through the supply of gear and organisation of events the company has supported him throughout his Challenge 8000 quest to be the first Briton to summit the worldís 14 highest mountains, which all reach over 8000 metres. Berghaus managing director Tony Wood comments: ďAlan is an exceptional mountaineer and has become a good friend over the years.

Alan Hinkes

His product feedback and profile is invaluable to us and we are all thoroughly enjoying the highs and lows of his Challenge 8000 campaign. Itís great to work with someone who really puts our products to the test in some of the most demanding environments on the planet.Ē At the end of last year Alan completed a very successful UK tour where thousands of people gathered to see slides and film footage of his climbing career to date and of course to meet the man himself. Alan is now in Nepal, about to attempt his 13th 8000er, Kangchenjunga. Speaking from the Berghaus offices before he left Alan said: "I have worked with Berghaus for so long now it feels like an extended family. Iíve seen fantastic developments in fabric technology and product designs over the years and it has been a pleasure being able to give feedback and make a contribution to it all.  Itís great to sign a new deal with Berghaus and I am looking forward to many more years with the company, working with the team as the business goes from strength to strength.Ē

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