Kilimanjaro and Beyond (A Life-Changing Journey) by Barry FinlayKilimanjaro and Beyond (A Life-Changing Journey) by Barry Finlay

Kilimanjaro and Beyond (A Life-Changing Journey)

byBarry FinlayWithChris Finlay

Paperback | June 30, 2011

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Title:Kilimanjaro and Beyond (A Life-Changing Journey)Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:264 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.6 inShipping dimensions:8.5 × 5.5 × 0.6 inPublished:June 30, 2011Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1457503921

ISBN - 13:9781457503924


Rated 5 out of 5 by from "I Loved This Meticulous Chronicle!" KILIMANJARO AND BEYOND (A Life-Changing Journey) ~ by Barry Finlay with Chris Finlay. REVIEW BY REVEREND DR. LINDA DE COFF ~ I loved this meticulous chronicle of one man’s ascent (together with his son and another individual fulfilling a lifelong aspiration), to the highest mountain in Africa ~ at once so inspirational and courageous, so human and humane, and so deeply personal that the reader feels they are climbing right along with this small and highly determined group. I was so struck most particularly at how the author, Barry Finlay, shows how everything in his life had been significantly interrelated, from early childhood on the farms of Rapid City and the noble values instilled, to the precipitating health crisis which led him to completely transform and repair himself physically, so much so that the ultimate trek seemed an inevitably from the very beginning. “I am sitting here because of everything that has come before.” The writing style is so personal, filled with richest detail of all the steps leading up, perfectly interspersed with comments from Barry Finlay’s son and best climbing friend as the 2 scaled the mountain, together observing changes in blood pressure, oxygen levels, avoiding altitude illness, confronting points where it just seemed impossible to go on, and the culminating victory of arrival at the summit bearing the flag, signed by 200 glorious names, who had supported their dual purpose journey of not only climbing to the summit but raising funds to build a classroom and to restore clean water for the heartbreakingly impoverished children of Tanzania’s Mwanza. This is a story of victory and renewal, of overcoming of every obstacle, of determined physical and spiritual renewal ~ the heart and substance of which can be applied to any challenge the reader may be confronting in their own life, and certainly if one is interested to climb Mount Kilimanjaro themselves, every detail from the choice of right tour guide to thorough descriptions of all that one needs to make a successful trek up, is richly shared with the viewer. For truly, one feels as if they are indeed viewing the whole climb, experiencing the breathtaking majesty, facing the awesome “unknown”, and coming to new attitudes about life and precious existence in the eternal now, far more than just reading. I highly recommend “Kilimanjaro and Beyond” ~ to all who seek to rise above limitation in their lives, or to simply partake in a most wonderful, transcendent and exhilirating journey, for as Barry Finlay shares with us, there is nothing that cannot be overcome nor achieved with right determination and preparation. Yes, Kilimanjaro…And Beyond! A life changing experience!!! By Reverend Dr. Linda De Coff, Author/BRIDGE OF THE GODS, A Handbook for Ascending Humanity ~ The Golden Pathway to your Highest God Self! Founder/New Thought International, Inc. (An Association of Global Centers for World Peace and Enlightenment)
Date published: 2012-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT READ!!! Finished this & it was grand! You felt like you are along for the climb, feeling the awe of seeing Kili...the effort, the challenge, the detail of the surroundings--- the glaciers, the Crater. Live your dream & there is so much more you will this & it will stay with you...I sure do. It is truly an adventure of a lifetime...something that anyone could retell to their children's children. Breathtaking...oh yes, you feel that too! LOL
Date published: 2011-09-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Surprising depth. As the cover suggests, this book is “honest, funny, very engaging and truly written from the heart”. Barry, a retired accountant, and Chris, a working accountant, happen to be father and son. The adventure they embarked on took on extra depth thanks to their relationship. If one wants to know how to physically prepare, plan and carry out a successful adventure to the top of Africa’s highest peak, this is an excellent how to book. However, they did not just climb Kili - they went beyond. They had a cause which motivated them when the going got really tough. The book will be inspiring for many.
Date published: 2011-09-20