Tuesday, September 16, 2008

That's a mountain to climb

From the Vancouver Province:
History is full of leaders and thinkers who have experienced world-changing visions at the summit of peaks from the Alps to the Himalayas.

Pharmasave Drugs boss Sue Paish may be the world's first CEO to seek visions half-way up a notoriously awful mountain trail, hundreds of lung-busting metres shy of the top.

Paish, 50, puts in long hours at the office, in the boardroom and on the road meeting her Langley-based company's owner-members.

She does some of her best thinking, however, scrambling up the Grouse Grind -- the steep, 853-metre path up Grouse Mountain in North Vancouver.

Schedule permitting, Paish climbs the Grind five times a week. Don't press her to reveal how many minutes she takes to do the climb. ...more

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