Alan Hinkes is the only UK mountaineer to have climbed the world's 14 highest peaks

Alan Hinkes is the only UK mountaineer to have climbed the world's 14 highest peaks. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

Production of a biopic featuring the life of a record-breaking mountaineer is underway.

Outdoors specialist Terry Abraham has begun filming his latest project, focusing on the exploits of Alan Hinkes.

Hinkes is the only Briton to have summited all 14 of the world’s 8,000m mountains and Abraham, best known for his two Life of a Mountain documentaries which detailed Blencathra and Scafell Pike, is already shooting footage for his new film.

The project is being sponsored by Scandinavian outdoors brand Fjällräven. The movie, entitled simply Alan Hinkes OBE will premiere in October 2017 at Rheged in Cumbria.

Terry Abraham has started shooting the new film. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

Terry Abraham has started shooting the new film. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

Fjällräven said: “A meeting of two true outdoor legends, Terry’s new film will document Alan’s life-long love affair with the hills and mountains, both in the UK and further afield.

“Starting at school in Northallerton, Yorkshire, Alan’s passion for the mountains has never waned. If you cut him in half it says ‘mountain man’ and he loves the fells and crags of Britain as much as the Himalaya.

“As well as experiencing success and climbing difficult, dangerous peaks, Alan has had a few close shaves and near death experiences, many recounted in his book 8000 Metres – Climbing the World’s Highest Mountains.

“Not only packed full of adventure-filled stories from Alan’s impressive career, the film is set to be a spectacle for the senses with expansive views and sweeping panoramas that show the glory of the untamed outdoors.”

Tickets for next year’s 24 October premiere will go on sale in the near future.

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