The Right Mountain: Lessons From Everest On the Real Meaning of Success

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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.

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Based on the author's riveting story of his climb up Mount Everest, The Right Mountain is much more than an adventure story; it is about defining success for yourself in business or in life. Throughout this book, the mountain becomes a metaphor, teaching powerful lessons for business and personal life.

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Success. It's one of the most alluring words in our vocabulary. We dream about it. Plan for it. Chase after it. But just what is it we're after? What really defines success?

In the eighties, it was simple. Success meant "climbing higher, going farther" and everyone was out to claw their way to the top. Today, success if far more personal. It comes from a sense of what we believe as individuals rather than what society tells us to believe.

We all need to have our own definition of success. Either we come to terms with that definition, or we risk paying the price: Bankruptcies. Broken marriages. Career crises. Even death....

It happened in 1988, and a man named Jim Hayhurst was there to witness it. Two men died trying to climb Mount Everest. They died because they failed to understand themselves and their goals. The attempted a climb that was not for them. They were not on the right mountain.

The Right Mountain is Jim's story of that climb. It is a riveting account of how traditional definitions of success can break down and what can be done to improve them.

As part of the 1988 Canadian Expedition to Mount Everest, Jim experienced first hand the monumental challenges involved in climbing the world's highest mountain. He takes you on that expedition, across surging rivers, over treacherous ice fields, and up mountains where temperatures dip to 60 below and winds gust to over 160 miles per hour.

He describes the life-threatening experiences that affected each member of the team, the critical choices that had to be made, and the lessons that were learned as a result.

More than an adventure story, The Right Mountain is a graphic illustration of what it means to be successful. Not just in terms of short-lived victories. But in terms that are right for the individual, that lead to sustained success and real satisfaction.

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