The Dog Who Took Me Up a Mountain: How Emme The Australian Terrier Changed My Life When I Needed It Most

The Dog Who Took Me Up a Mountain: How Emme The Australian Terrier Changed My Life When I Needed It Most

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Overview

The uplifting story of two unlikely mountaineers: a man in late middle age and a fearless pint-sized pup who, together, scale Colorado's highest peaks.

By the time life had finished hitting Rick Crandall from all sides, he was at the lowest point of his life, both personally and professionally. Depressed to find himself facing a mid-late-life age crisis and watching his finances crumble as the tech industry bubble burst, he hopes his future isn't headed downhill. It is at this critical juncture in their new marriage that his wife, Pamela, makes an astute and life-changing suggestion: "Let's get a dog."

So begins the story of Emme, a two-hundred-pound Saint Bernard trapped in the body of a five-pound Australian terrier puppy. Soon, Emme and Rick hit the hiking trails around Aspen, Colorado. While she is groomed to be a show dog, it's soon obvious that her heart is in the hills and with Rick, who decides to add more challenging hikes to the mix. Before long, they are scaling Colorado's "fourteeners," peaks with altitudes of over 14,000 feet. On one magical day, Emme climbs to the top of four "fourteeners," a quarter of the sixteen such peaks she will complete during her life without once being carried on a trail or on the rocks on the way to a summit.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781684575954
Publisher: HighBridge Company
Publication date: 10/15/2019
Edition description: Unabridged
Sales rank: 1,029,047
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 5.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Rick Crandall was founder and CEO of the international technology company Comshare, Inc. Currently, he is Chairman of the Board of Donnelley Financial Solutions and serves as Executive Chairman of Pelstar, LLC. A native of New York, he lives in Aspen, Colorado, where he is an avid mountain climber, cyclist, and skier.

Joseph Cosgriff is coauthor of Rebel Without a Suit and World on a String.

Barry Abrams has narrated and produced audiobooks for a variety of publishers. Since 2012, he has also hosted and produced ESPN's In the Gate podcast. Based in Danbury, Connecticut, Barry engineers and calls live webcasts of his son's ice hockey games.

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