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See the figure marching up Striding Edge? That’s YHA Ambassador Alan Hinkes OBE in his natural environment – the mountains. The Yorkshireman was the first (and still the only) Brit to climb all 14 of the world’s 8,000-metre-plus mountains, an achievement which marked him out as legendary in mountaineering circles. So legendary, in fact, that he’s now had a film made in his honour. The biopic is the work of award-winning filmmaker Terry Abraham, and premiered in October.

Written by Ruby Higton

Here is Ruby and she is a digital marketer at YHA. She looks after all things social media, as well as content writing for and SEO. Her favourite YHA is YHA Perranporth.

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