Together on Top of the World: The Remarkable Story of the First Couple to Climb the Fabled Seven Summits

Together on Top of the World: The Remarkable Story of the First Couple to Climb the Fabled Seven Summits

by Phil and Susan Ershler, Susan Ershler, Robin Simons
     
 

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On May 16, 2002, Phil and Susan Ershler reached the top of Mt. Everest and became the first couple in history to scale the fabled Seven Summits. What made their achievement all the more remarkable was that Susan was not a mountain climber, but a high-powered Fortune ® 500 executive who had never hiked or climbed until she met Phil at the age of 36. Phil, a

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On May 16, 2002, Phil and Susan Ershler reached the top of Mt. Everest and became the first couple in history to scale the fabled Seven Summits. What made their achievement all the more remarkable was that Susan was not a mountain climber, but a high-powered Fortune ® 500 executive who had never hiked or climbed until she met Phil at the age of 36. Phil, a professional mountain guide who was the first American to summit Everest from its treacherous north face, had climbed his whole life with Crohn's disease, a chronic, debilitating illness. Adding to these challenges, just before their final summit, Phil was diagnosed with colon cancer, and the resulting surgeries and complications were expected to end his career. This is Susan and Phil's story: a tale of love set in the mountains, a story of triumphal highs and devastating lows in quest of a seemingly impossible dream.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780446570916
Publisher:
Hachette Book Group
Publication date:
12/01/2009
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
544,771
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.72(d)

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