Praise and Reviews
Amazon - After reading the first few chapters, I knew this would be a book I would have
to read in one sitting, if possible. I was engaged from page one and tried to
imagine going through the same preparations and planning as Barry and Chris
described in order to give themselves the best possible chance for success.
Fitness training, medical examinations, including consultation with
doctors experienced in foreign travel, miles of hiking and biking, immunization
shots, so much more than just buying backpacks, boots and warm clothing.
This book is truly an adventure shared with the reader. It is written in
unpretentious human style, with lots of humour and all the details of life on a
mountain exposed. It also gives some insight into the culture-shock that is
Africa, the people deprived of almost everything we take for granted yet happy
and generous to visitors.
The amenities already in place through the
generosity of Barry and Chris's supporters in their fund-raising efforts, the
borehole and the classroom in the Mwanza area of Tanzania, and the visions for
future improvements, are described near the end of the book and one is left with
the certainty that they will be successfully implemented. Such is the
determination of Barry and Chris Finlay.
If you would like to know what
is required to one day stand on top of a 19,000 foot mountain and at the same
time improve the lives of some of the people near the bottom of it, you have to
read this book!