The adventure doesn't end when you become a dadMike Allsop
6 August 2020
Published by Allen & Unwin
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.