As a child Nick Allen dreamt of climbing through the mountains, setting his sights on one day climbing the infamous Mount Everest. However, Nick’s dreams were to be put on hold when he turned 21 and found himself extraordinarily weak, fatigued and very unwell.
Four years later, he was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and by that point dependant on a motorised wheelchair to get around. By this point mountains began to represent the impossible and insurmountable − a failed dream.
Nick knew that he did not want to live this way and that something needed to change. He found Professor Jelinek’s book Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis and began working out three days a week, he changed his diet and started managing his stress. Four years later Nick is able to climb again and follow his dreams.
On September 1 Nick and a friend embarked on a mountain climbing expedition from North East India which will take them to Everest Base Camp. Nick’s goals for his trip are to raise money to help others with MS pursue outdoor adventures, raise awareness of MS and promote the OMS lifestyle.