Written by Daniel Walshaw
Our latest USANA Ambassador is Mike Allsop, from Auckland, New Zealand. Mike is an Air New Zealand Captain and has been mountaineering for over 12 years. He has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa and Mount Alpamayo in the Peruvian Andes. In 2007, Mike became one of just a small number of New Zealand adventurers to reach the summit of Mt Everest unguided – definitely no small feat!
In his latest adventure – The 777 Project – Mike will run seven marathons in seven continents in seven days. The 777 Project is a New Zealand first and as Mike progresses on his lengthy journey, we will be able to track his progress via a GPS tracking device – what a neat idea! We can’t wait to celebrate his successes at each leg of the project at the office! The venture will take him to places as diverse as the Falkland Islands, Chile, Los Angeles, London, Casablanca, Hong Kong and back to home soil in Auckland! This will truly be an incredible adventure and we are excited to be a part of it!
Mike plans to use The 777 Project to inspire disadvantaged children and to raise money for the children’s charity KidsCan. KidsCan was established in 2005 to support disadvantaged kids’ physical and nutritional needs (an issue very close to our hearts at USANA) in New Zealand. The aim is to help children become more engaged in their education so they have a better chance of reaching their potential in life. As a young boy from a low-income, single parent home, Mike’s dream of becoming a commercial pilot seemed impossible when he was a child. But he has achieved this and a whole lot more. Now, Mike wants to maximise kids’ opportunities to help them fulfil their dreams, too!
Maya meets Mount Everest
In May this year, Mike took his daughter, Maya, on a family adventure to the Everest Valley in Nepal. When each of Mike’s children turns seven years of age, he takes them on a special adventure – to ‘See Everest with Dad.’ Maya was ecstatic to see Mount Everest for the first time with her own eyes and she also enjoyed meeting her dad’s Sherpa friends. Of course, they were both powered by USANA nutritional supplements on the way to the majestic Himalayas and home again!
Mike and his daughter Maya looking at Mount Everest
We can’t wait to follow Mike’s adventure around the world in November, so stay tuned for more news! In the mean-time, check out Mike’s website: http://www.mikeallsop.co.nz/ .
USANA’s products are great for Mike and they’re a great choice for you too!'I began taking USANA products five months ago and have been quite astounded with the results. I have always used some sort of multivitamin supplement on all my adventures and expeditions. When I changed to USANA, I couldn't believe the results. I felt so good, and so different! I had more energy during my training and throughout the day. Without a shadow of doubt USANA has enabled me to train hard and recover faster. USANA is my foundation block which I trust and know I can depend upon.'