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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.


In 1988 Jim Hayhurst climbed to the top of Mount Everest. THE RIGHT MOUNTAIN is the riveting story of that climb. Using the mountain as a striking metaphor, Hayhust shares profound lessons about incorporating the values of integrity, self-esteem, and respect for others into our daily personal and professional lives.

About the Author

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


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 Just Go 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 Pack On the First Day

Life Is Not a Macho Sport

Chapter 8

Seven Asses

Set Clear Goals and Communicate Them Clearly

Chapter 9

The Children of Nepal

Involve Others

Chapter 10

Leeches, Leeches Everywhere

Is It Going to Change the World?

Chapter 11

Crossing a Landslide--

Team Bonding

Chapter 12

In the Path of an Avalanche

Sometimes You Have to Be Lucky

Chapter 13

The Corn Woman

Keeping Perspective

Chapter 14

How Far Is Too Far?

You Can't Go Full Tilt All the Time

Chapter 15

Sometimes You Lead, Sometimes You Follow

Everyone Has a Role

Chapter 16

Jimmy's Life at Stake

Sometimes You Have to Leave Them Alone

Chapter 17

Our Only Chance to Save Jimmy

Sometimes You Have to Let Somebody Else Do It

Chapter 18

Another Hundred Pounds of Corn

Everyone Has a Load to Carry

Chapter 19

The Challenges In Front of Us

You Can Learn a Lot by Looking Back

Chapter 20

Climbing In the Clouds

When You Don't Know What to Do, Do It Slowly

Chapter 21

Sleeping On a 3,000-Foot Vertical

It Is Amazing What You Can Do

Chapter 22

Cerebral Edema Strikes Two of Our Climbers

The Laws of Nature Cannot Be Violated

Chapter 23

I Push Myself Too Far


Chapter 24

Now We Are a Real Team

You Have to Live and Work Together to Really Know Each Other

Chapter 25


Define Roles and Goals

Chapter 26

The Thrill of Being There-- At Base Camp

Don't Get Cocky-- Don't Forget the Lessons Learned

Chapter 27

Death at 17,000 Feet: Know Yourself

Know Yourself

Chapter 28

Ric Gets Pulmonary Edema

Core Values-- Vital Signposts of Life

Chapter 29

A Second Death Crystallizes the Message

The Right Mountain

Chapter 30

Final Preparations for the Climb to the Peak

Establishing Priorities

Chapter 31

I Have To Turn Back

Decision Making

Chapter 32

Jimmy Hits the Wall

Using Core Values

Chapter 33

The Team Goes On

Security and Support Systems

Chapter 34

The Final Assault

What Is the Definition of Success?

My Definition of Success...

Next Steps

Exercise I

Exercise II

Exercise III

Exercise IV

Exercise V


Author's Note

Product Details

Lessons From Everest On the Real Meaning of Success
Hayhurst, Jim
Jim Hayhurst, Sr.
Business Life - Inspirational
Motivation (psychology)
Everest, mount (china and nepal)
Personal Growth - General
Careers - General
General & Introductory Business & Management
Business Writing
Publication Date:
January 2000
Grade Level:
8.99x7.49x.55 in. .99 lbs.

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