Within Reach: My Everest Story

Paperback | May 15, 1999

byMark Pfetzer, Jack Galvin

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In May 1996 the media scrambled to document the gripping story of sixteen-year-old Mark Pfetzer's expedition to Mount Everest. Not only was he the youngest climber ever to attempt the summit, he also witnessed the tragedy documented in Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air, in which eight climbers perished in a sudden storm. Within Reach is Mark's extraordinary account of this experience and of his triumphs over several other challenging peaks. At once triumphant and tragic, this story will be an inspiration to climbers, athletes, and armchair enthusiasts alike.

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Mark Pfetzer was on that infamous trek up Mount Everest in 1996 with Jon Krakauer and his team, which ended in tragedy with the death of eight climbers. He was one of the survivors — and, at 16, he was the youngest person ever to make the climb. Within Reach: My Everest Story is this record-holding high-altitude climber’s engaging acco...

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In May 1996 the media scrambled to document the gripping story of sixteen-year-old Mark Pfetzer's expedition to Mount Everest. Not only was he the youngest climber ever to attempt the summit, he also witnessed the tragedy documented in Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air, in which eight climbers perished in a sudden storm. Within Reach is Mar...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 7.75 × 5.13 × 0.6 inPublished:May 15, 1999Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0141304979

ISBN - 13:9780141304977

Appropriate for ages: 8 - adult

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Mark Pfetzer was on that infamous trek up Mount Everest in 1996 with Jon Krakauer and his team, which ended in tragedy with the death of eight climbers. He was one of the survivors — and, at 16, he was the youngest person ever to make the climb. Within Reach: My Everest Story is this record-holding high-altitude climber’s engaging account of the adventure, told with riveting detail but more suitable for middle readers than the best-seller Into Thin Air. Written with Jack Galvin, this story bristles with the vigour of a young and healthy spirit. Pfetzer has made plenty of dangerous climbs since that May expedition, but to ascend Everest is the pinnacle for any climber. In this action-packed narrative, the youthful adventurer takes his readers through the Khumbu Icefall, over 300-foot crevasses and up into the thin and potentially lethal air of the "Death Zone."