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The Resource High adventure : the adventure doesn't end when you become a dad, Mike Allsop

High adventure : the adventure doesn't end when you become a dad, Mike Allsop

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High adventure : the adventure doesn't end when you become a dad
Title
High adventure
Title remainder
the adventure doesn't end when you become a dad
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Mike Allsop
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Language
eng
Summary
Airline pilot, Everest mountaineer, adventurer and extreme marathon competitor Mike Allsop is an ordinary family man proving that anybody can accomplish extraordinary things. Mike Allsop grew up in a single parent home in Auckland. Life wasn't always easy. But Mike never wavered in his dream of becoming an airline pilot with Air New Zealand. He single-mindedly pursued this goal, breaking it down into smaller parts then focusing on each step in turn. As well as becoming an Air New Zealand captain, Mike harboured another ambition. One day, he wanted to stand upon the roof of the world and summit Everest. True to form, he broke the goal down and gained the necessary skills and experience by testing himself on difficult & potentially hazardous climbs across 6 different continents. Many were usually only tackled by vastly more experienced climbers. However Mike Allsop is living proof that his philosophy of 'if you believe you can, you will'. He has since gone on to conquer numerous other mountains, pitting himself against the limits of human endurance and the unpredictable weather conditions that abound at extreme altitudes. He's narrowly dodged a fatal avalanche in Peru, risked being shot in Russia and returned a replica of a stolen Yeti hand to a monastery in Nepal. Mike is also one of a handful of athletes who have ever run 7 marathons in 7 days on 7 continents. This raised NZ$75,000 for New Zealand charity KidsCan. Most recently, Mike returned to the Himalayas to run the world's highest marathon around Everest, a feat never before attempted
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
NZ1
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1969-
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Allsop, Mike
Dewey number
910.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Allsop, Mike
  • Air pilots
  • Mountaineers
  • Runners (Sports)
  • Adventure and adventurers
  • Allsop, Mike
  • Runners (Sports)
  • Mountaineers
  • Families
  • Air pilots
  • Adventure and adventurers
  • New Zealand
  • Travel writing
  • Parenting
  • Mountaineering
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High adventure : the adventure doesn't end when you become a dad, Mike Allsop
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1101496658
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
287 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760633622
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
colour illustrations
Label
High adventure : the adventure doesn't end when you become a dad, Mike Allsop
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1101496658
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
287 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760633622
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
colour illustrations

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