The company director of Pharma Nord UK, maybe 73, but Bent Henriksen shows no signs of slowing down. Bent recently returned from climbing Mont Blanc in the French Alps with his son, Troels, 47, and 15-year-old granddaughter Celine.
The trip comes six months after he reached the Base Camp of Mt. Everest, but this time was even more special for Bent as it saw three generations displaying the exceptionally good health that the family has built a business on. Bent says: "I was very proud of my family. My son Troels has been very good to encourage my granddaughter Celine and they made a good team. It was a good trip, but a tough climb."
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"Thankfully, we were taken up by Noel Hanna, the endurance athlete and mountaineer, he was a fantastic guide and very professional throughout. He gave very clear advice and I would recommend him to anyone doing a trip like this.
"We all took Bio-Quinone Active Q10 for energy and muscle recovery. Bio-Fish Oil and Bio-Glucosamine were good for our joints too. Noel, who is a professional athlete, swears by our products, especially Q10."
Hard climb up Mont Blanc...
Bent left the UK to tackle Mont Blanc's 4,810 metres in July.
"The walk up was a very difficult climb and the weather was changing all the time. We were now roped up all the time and the guides had to help us a lot. There was not much snow, however, we wore crampons. It is the most difficult climb I have ever done and I was not looking forward to going down later. "
After successfully navigating their way higher, Bent and his team arrive at the summit just in time for the weather to improve. He says: "When we got closer to the summit, the sun came out. The wind had slowed down and the fog had lifted. It was a clear sky but we could not see anything beneath us. We arrived at the summit at 11.56am and spent about 15 minutes at the summit taking photos and talking to other climbers. We were very pleased to have made it however we knew we had a hard time to get down. "
The journey back proved just as gruelling and arduous as they were expecting with heavy snowfall and temperatures as low as minus 15C, but after a long walk down the Henriksen's and their guide managed to catch the last train back to La Fayet. Bent says he is proud he did it and he hopes his fitness and good health can be an example to others. He says: "I believe in the importance of nutrition for good health and I've been taking dietary supplements for more than 25 years. They keep me active and healthy. I wouldn't go a day without them.
"For a physically demanding trip like this, I made sure I took plenty of Coenzyme Q10, a vitamin-like substance, which provides a natural energy boost."