a question about heights greater than anyone

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'Steve had built a successful company. He had been sent away and he returned to find it in ruins.
He didn't know it at the time, but he was about to dedicate the rest of hislife to rescuing it, and leading it to heights greater than anyone could ever imagine.' I looked the 'heights greater' up, but I couldn't find it. What I only found is the sentence 'The climber fell from a great height.' I don't understand 'heights' in 'heights greater'.
That is from the commencement speech given by Tim Cook at GW.
  • e2efour

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    UK English
    Height is a metaphor for measuring success in this case. The meaning is to achieve heights of success greater than anyone would believe possible.
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