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39 peaks in 8 days for a North Yorkshire hiker...

39 peaks in 8 days for a North Yorkshire hiker...

9:05am 20th August 2010

He survived an avalanche in the Lake District and was nearly killed climbing the Himalayas - but now a North Yorkshire mountaineer is ready to take on his next challenge.

Alan Hinkes from Northallerton is planning to climb England's 39 highest peaks in just over a week.

Starting out in Yorkshire and finishing in the Lake District - Alan hopes to raise money for Mountain Rescue.

He sets off on August 27th.

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