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  27th August 2010
RESCUE TEAM HELP WITH ALAN HINKES CHALLENGE




Two Teesdale & Weardale Search & Mountain Rescue Team members have been helping Alan Hinkes, the first Briton to climb all of the worlds mountains over 8000 meters, in his latest challenge. Alan is aiming to climb all of the highest peaks in all of the 39 traditional English counties in 7 days in aid of the countries Mountain Rescue Teams.

Dave Bartles-Smith and Steve Owers from the team joined Alan today (Saturday) at the foot of Mickle Fell, at 759 meter's it was the highest peak in the old county of Yorkshire but due to county boundy changes is in County Durham.Steve Owers said "We set off in driving rain and Alan set a cracking pace which is what you would expect from a mountaineer of his expeiance. Luckily the weather cleared just as we left the summit showing Teesdale in all its glory".

Alan had climbed The Cheviot in Northumberland earlier in the day and his next objective after Mickle Fell was Burnhope Seat the highest point in the old County Durham.
Alan said " I really appreciate the work Mountain Rescue Teams do in this country, they are all independent charities, all volunteers and receive no national funding so I hope to raise a great deal of money to assist them.

To follow Alan's progress or make a donation visit www.pro-trek.co.uk or twitter.com/alanhinkes

Photos
Alan Hinkes 1 - Dave bartles-Smith, Alan Hinkes, Steve Owers seting off for Mickle Fell
Alan Hinkes 6 - Alan Hinkes, Steve Owers summit Mickle Fell
Alan Hinkes 7 - Dave Bartles Smith, Alan Hinkes summit Mickle Fell

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27th August 2010

Steve Owers
Press Officer

Teesdale & Weardale Search & Mountain Rescue Team

Notes For Editor
Teesdale & Weardale Search & Mountain Rescue Team are affiliated to the "Mountain Rescue - England and Wales". We provide a Search and Rescue service throughout County Durham and beyond primarily for the Police but also for the other emergency services. All Team members are volunteers and we rely on monies raised by ourselves as a registered charity to run the Team. Further details regarding our latest callouts and Team information can be found on our website www.twsmrt.org.uk


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