HIGH ALTITUDE - THE BOOK
AN ORDINARY MAN’S EXTRAORDINARY JOURNEY TO FULFIL HIS DREAMS AND INSPIRE THE WORLD.
A REGULAR MAN FACED WITH SOME VERY IRREGULAR ADVENTURES.
- Bear Grylls
Air New Zealand pilot Mike Allsop writes about his life, career and extreme adventures, from mountain climbing (including Everest) to running seven marathons in seven days on seven continents. There are hair-raising dramas involving everything from travel to childbirth, plus life-changing thrills in a story that above all, speaks of the wisdom of thorough preparation in all things, the consolations of a drink or two with friends, and the power of single-minded determination and self- belief.
- Kia-Ora magazine
Pilot and adventurer Mike Allsop tells about plane crashes, Everest and striking a balance between thrills and family.
- Sunday Star Times
Allsop is someone you may have heard of. He first made the news nearly two decades ago for surviving what should have been a fatal air crash. His most recent media splash early this year was running seven marathons on seven continents in seven days. In between these two events, he became an Air New Zealand pilot, climbed several mountains in several countries including Everest in Nepal, and ran a high altitude marathon there. While living an adventurous life and flying planes, he married and had kids. And he’s put all of it into his book so he’s a writer too. He weaves in what motivates him, how he balances adventures with a normal family life. He’s met some interesting people too but he never lets it go to his head. Allsop has a humorous touch too, and knows when something is dangerous. This all comes through in his storytelling.
- Waikato Times