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Together on Top of the World: The Remarkable Story of the First Couple to Climb the Fabled Seven Summits Hardcover – Bargain Price, April 2, 2007


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (April 2, 2007)
  • ISBN-10: 044657905X
  • ASIN: B0029LHX8A
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6.1 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,660,847 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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On May 16, 2002, Phil and Susan Ershler stood atop the highest mountain in the world. Theirs, too, is a story of overcoming great odds: Susan had only started climbing in her mid-30s, and Phil, a veteran climber (and the first American to reach the top of Everest from the north face), suffered from Crohn's, a disease that would have kept most men on the ground their whole lives. When a cancer diagnosis threatened to end Phil's mountain-climbing career, the Ershlers fought back the only way they knew how. Rather than using a single narrative, the authors each contribute their own first-person accounts (which appear in differing typefaces). While skipping back and forth between narrators can be a bit jarring, the effect is to tell two stories simultaneously, which allows readers to contrast Phil's and Susan's perspectives as events unfold. David Pitt
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PHIL and SUSAN ERSHLER live
in Kirkland, Washington.

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In the end it is a "feel good" story.
~jo~
Sue and Phil have created a wonderful tale of mountains, challenges and love.
Mountain Man
The best book that I have read in a while and I'm a voracious reader.
S. Ferrara, LL.B., B.A.

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By S. Ferrara, LL.B., B.A. on June 10, 2007
Format: Hardcover
I read "Together on Top of the World" in 2 nights - I just could not put it down! Incredible story! The best book that I have read in a while and I'm a voracious reader. Certainly one of the best mountaineering books I have ever read, in part, because it is not just another mountaineering book. It deals realistically and holistically with the lives of two inspirational people - their individual histories, their partnership and love. It's about adventure, highs and lows, overcoming life's seeming insurmountable hurdles, success, vision, goals and dreams. Very motivational! This book has got it all!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By H. hamel on December 24, 2009
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I like to read climbing/mountaineering books and saw this on Amazon but kept putting it off because it was written by a ghost writer. I finally broke down and bought it simply because there was nothing else new out there to read. I went into it with little expectations and unfortunately I was not pleasantly surprised. The story is about Phil and Susan Ershler's life together and their pursuit of the Seven Summits. They seem like two very nice, over achieving people in love and I applaud their accomplishments, however I found that the story lacked soul and at times felt too self promotional. I was never really moved by their story and found myself skimming the last section of the book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Big Horn Bret on October 3, 2009
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What an incredible account of two people growing together in the setting of mountaineering. They were very open and honest with the struggles that they confronted individually and together. The writing made this an easy and enjoyable book that keep me interested with the flip of every page. I finished the book in just two sittings and couldn't put it down. Very different from similar books about mountaineers (e.g. Mountain Madness, No Shortcuts to the Top, etc.). While the setting is alpine mountaineering and the stories of climbs are inspiring, the true story is about two people falling in love and learning how to grow into one.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Don Dixon on July 10, 2014
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Reading it to my wife a bit each day and she looks forward to the next. You could say.....OVER THE TOP
A lesson in adversity, caution and preparedness. One of the b9oys in our Boy Scout Troop 403 in Doraville, GA just got his Eagle and I got a copy for him also. Guys or Girls this fills the bill.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Linda M. Kenyon on July 17, 2014
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Great read. I have read this book twice; before I was a climber and after I have climbed. I understand the tremendous mental and physical effort it takes to get up a mountain. I applaud you both for not only conquering mountains, but illness and marriage.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By steve meyer on September 8, 2013
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It was nice to read about the human side of a couple trying to do something no one else had
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By Tillie on September 6, 2012
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A lovely story with enough action to keep the reader engaged. Would recommend for outdoor enthusiasts interested in taking on an extreme challenge!
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Hamilton Moore on January 5, 2008
Format: Hardcover
Battles with snow and ice, battles with cancer, and a charming romance. What else is needed for a great book in the outside genre? Good Writing.

Unfortunately, this book is short on good writing. It will sell as well as a book in this genre can sell but it will not become a classic nor even provide many memories for its readers. Ghost written, the heart and soul of this book was lost in the expedition of commercialism.

Is it worth reading? You bet. If you are a man with a taste for the outdoors whose significant other would rather go shopping, you will eat your heart out for not having the wisdom of Phil Ershler in carefully using bimbos until you found the woman who would follow you to the tops of the world. If you are a woman who wants some encouragement in following your man, this is the book for you. If you are a fan of high altitude climbing, you will enjoy reading this book.

It lacks tension, that force which makes you stay up late turning pages. But the elements of outdoor adventure are there and, after all, those of us who read this genre are used to mediocre writing and passionate about the subject. So, all in all, it is a worthy read
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