[Read] ➭ Mountain to Mountain ➵ Shannon Galpin – Furosemidelasix.info
Shannon Galpin is an activist, mountain biker and founder of the non profit organization Mountain2Mountain This book is her story of the journey she has taken since deciding to visit Afghanistan in the mid 2000 s She has broken down barriers by using her bike to travel across a lot of war torn Afghanistan visiting women s prisons, speaking to politicians, schools and eventually deciding to focus on women s rights Galpin has been to Afghanistan many times, taking computers to schools, focusing Shannon Galpin is an activist, mountain biker and founder of the non profit organization Mountain2Mountain This book is her story of the journey she has taken since deciding to visit Afghanistan in the mid 2000 s She has broken down barriers by using her bike to travel across a lot of war torn Afghanistan visiting women s prisons, speaking to politicians, schools and eventually deciding to focus on women s rights Galpin has been to Afghanistan many times, taking computers to scho The story of Shannon Galpin s own personal growth was truly the most predominate story in this book There were many times that the anecdotes of loose bowels or head scarf problems overshadowed what she was accomplishing in her trips to I finished the book only because I wanted to knowabout the Afghans and their daily life from the author s point of view, but I didn t like the level of details she used to describe everything, I found it boring and sometimes distracting.Also I didn t like the order of the chapters, expected a book about Afghanistan and got only half of the book about the Afghanistan experiences and the other half about the writer s personal life, her family and her past, which I wasn t expecting half the b I finished the book only because I wanted a little misleading, not so much about the bike young mom goes to Afghanistan to help, in her own way unfortunately I didn t really like her probably biased cuz I didn t like her leaving her young chil Thought I d like it , got really slow turned into a story of personal aggrandizement I finally couldn t keep slogging away any. Hoped to learnabout Afghanistan More of a personal journey. Although Ms.Galphin s experiences in Afghanistan are covered, this book isa story of her finding her way past a life crisis to a meaningful life Also, I expectedpictures. I couldn t get into the characters of the book Although the author is writing about her experiences in Afghanistan, I felt no connection to the people, or her organization There was little to no details, which would have made it interesting. I received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads I had mixed feelings about this book at first It started off exciting and then got real slow But as the story progresses you start to see that each part of the story intertwines to a climax that weaves the whole story together This book is rich in detail painting Afghanistan not only in images the media portrays but a very different view One full of amazing landscapes and the culture and soul that drive the Afghani people Sometimes I received the book for free through Being Inspired To Act Can Take Many Forms For Some It S Taking A Weekend To Volunteer, But For Shannon Galpin, It Meant Leaving Her Career, Selling Her House, Launching A Nonprofit And Committing Her Life To Advancing Education And Opportunity For Women And Girls Focusing On The War Torn Country Of Afghanistan, Galpin And Her Organization, Mountain2Mountain, Have Touched The Lives Of Hundreds Of Men, Women And Children As If Launching A Nonprofit Wasn T Enough, In 2009 Galpin Became The First Woman To Ride A Mountain Bike In Afghanistan Now She S Using That Initial Bike Ride To Gain Awareness Around The Country, Encouraging People To Use Their Bikes As A Vehicle For Social Change And Justice To Support A Country Where Women Don T Have The Right To Ride A Bike In Mountain To Mountain, Her Lyric And Honest Memoir, Galpin Describes Her First Forays Into Fundraising, Her Deep Desire To Help Women And Girls Halfway Across The World, Her Love For Adventure And Sports, And Her Own Inspiration To Be So Much Than Just Another Rape Victim During Her Numerous Trips To Afghanistan, Shannon Reaches Out To Politicians And Journalists As Well As Everyday Afghans Teachers, Prison Inmates, Mothers, Daughters To Cross A Cultural Divide And Find Common Ground She Narrates Harrowing Encounters, Exhilarating Bike Rides, Humorous Episodes, And The Heartbreak Inherent In A Country That Is Still Recovering From Decades Of War And Occupation.