on 6 May 2012
Kilimanjaro is exactly what this book is about. Yet what makes it so appealing is that it is not the story of a seasoned mountaineer or an athlete but someone's husband and father. The realities of facing such a climb when maybe you are not quite at your peak and are facing the demons of a mid-life crisis draw you into his battle for a more ful-filling life. Shockingly as it progresses you begin to unravel your own insecurites and indeed climb the mountain, or goal with him. The mountain became a tempestuous demon taunting him with its obvious power yet encouraging with its unique beauty and inner reward for each milestone that was surpassed. His descriptions bring it to life and leave you enjoying an intimate picture of this life-challenging mountain that peaks at 19,340 feet! To sum it up, I would simply say... Read this book and it will change your life, just like it has for MG Edwards!