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High Adventure

The adventure doesn't end when you become a dad

Mike Allsop

RRP: £14.99

6 August 2020

Published by Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781760633622

Mike Allsop is a dynamo, an airline pilot and mountaineer who ran seven peaks in seven days on seven continents. He’s also a motivational speaker, author of bestseller High Altitude, a husband and the father of three children.

He’s found a way of incorporating his adventures into family life by taking each of his three children on major one-on-one expeditions. This has led to some incredible challenges:

* Trekking over 100 km in the Himalaya with each child at the age of seven – most recently Dylan

* Twelve-year-old Maya attempting the world’s highest stand-up paddle board on a freezing lake at 5,300 metres

* Ethan, at 15 years old, struggling through altitude sickness to reach the summit of Kilimanjaro and set his own world record

* Fundraising to buy a new house for a Sherpa widow after the devastating earthquake of 2015

The challenges and excitement continue, with the family continually dreaming up new adventures.