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The right mountain : lessons from Everest on the real meaning of success
Hayhurst, Jim.
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Publication Information:
Toronto, Ont. ; New York : J. Wiley & Sons, [1997]

Physical Description:
xi, 209 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm

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BF637.S8 H355 1997 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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In 1988, Jim Hayhurst, a forty-seven year old ex-advertising executive, became the oldest member of the Canadian Expedition to Mount Everest.

The Right Mountain is the riveting story of that climb. He tells you about the life-threatening experiences that affected each member of the team. He describes the critical choices that had to be made, and the lessons that were learned as a result. But it is much more than an adventure story. It is about defining success for yourself-- on your own terms-- in your personal life or in your career.

The Right Mountain is inspirational. The story is dramatic. The metaphors compelling. And the messages it contains will stay with you long after the story is over.

Author Notes

Jim Hayhurst is a father of three, and a successful business executive. Under his leadership, the Hayhurst Group of Companies grew to become one of the top three advertising agencies in Canada. He was also Chairman of Outward Bound Canada. In 1987, he founded The Hayhurst Career Centre, an organization that helps people squeeze more satisfaction out of life.

In 1988, he participated in the Everest expedition that would change his life. He put together a slide show of his journey, and soon came to realize that this was much more than a travel story. He began to compare his experiences on the mountain with the challenges we all face in daily life, and found that his Everest climb was a powerful metaphor for defining success. Gradually, a valuable message took shape. He called that message The Right Mountain. Today, Jim Hayhurst presents The Right Mountain speech and slide show to businesses and organizations around the world, helping to change the lives to others.

Table of Contents

Prologue: Climb Mount Everest?
Chapter 1 The Everest Express Team Tryouts Building a Team, a Real Team
Chapter 2 We're All in This Together Commitment
Chapter 3 "I'm Training for Everest and Having a Little Trouble On This Hill!" Body and Mind
Chapter 4 Stairs and Beer Versus The Fitness Institute Everybody Is Different
Chapter 5 You Don't JustGo to Everest Bite-Sized Pieces
Chapter 6 High-Tech Climbers and Barefoot Porters Motivation Makes the Difference Every Time
Chapter 7 You Can't Carry a Full P