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NYC - Lecture Series feat. Mike Allsop

This event will be streamed live. Please visit our Live Stream page at 7pm on the evening of the event to view the lecture for free.

Mike Allsop presents a talk about inspiring others to live extraordinary lives, based on a philosophy that says if you truly believe you can accomplish something, then you will. Mike combines a career as a commercial airline pilot with an ongoing series of challenging adventures and expeditions designed to inspire other ordinary people to live extraordinary. His most recent exploit was running the world’s highest-ever marathon that started at 18,500ft at the top of Kalapatar, which is next to Everest, crossing over the Cho La pass. The adventure has been turned into a film aimed at helping young people between the ages of 12 and 15 overcome fear of failure. Mike’s message to them is get out there, challenge yourselves and succeed by breaking each task or feat into smaller steps.

Here are the two initial clips --

This final film will be available free to all schools worldwide as a teaching aid and inspiration.

Of his own story, Mike tells how he was brought up by a solo mum and always harbored a dream to become an airline pilot. However the dream always appeared too daunting. So Mike broke it down into smaller steps, working diligently to achieve each one in turn. He reached his goal and become a pilot with Air New Zealand. But then the time came when he felt the need for other, fresh adventures. He set himself the goal of becoming an alpinist and mountaineer, throwing himself into guided climbs that would normally only be attempted with more experiences. In 2007, without the help of a guide, Mike reached the summit of Everest.

Every one of Mike’s adventures incorporate an element of giving back to others. This includes returning the famous Pangeboche Yeti skull and hand to restore an income for a Nepalese monastery to delivering tools and clothes to remote communities. Mike’s February 2013 feat of running 7 marathons in 7 days on 7 continents raised over $75,000 for a New Zealand children’s charity.

Mike Allsop’s first book HIGH ALTITUDE was published in October 2013. It tells the so far unheard story of surviving a dramatic plane crash 150 nautical miles off the coast of Hawaii at night in a 12-foot ocean swell. The book tells how the US Coast guard Colonel who eventually plucked Mike and his companions from the water said that over 300 aircraft and 1000 people had been lost in the same area in similar circumstances. They were the first to survive such and experience.

Date: 06/09/2014

Time: 6:00pm Reception, 7:00pm Lecture

Location: NYC Headquarters, 46 E 70th Street, New York, NY, 10021

Member Ticket Price: Free

Guest Ticket Price: $20

Student Ticket Price:

Free to EC Student Members, $5 w/ a valid Student ID

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