Within Reach: My Everest Story

Within Reach: My Everest Story

by Mark Pfetzer, Jack Galvin

Paperback(Reprint)

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780141304977
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 01/28/2000
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 114,030
Product dimensions: 7.72(w) x 10.88(h) x 0.65(d)
Lexile: 970L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Mark Pfetzer is a well-known inspirational speaker and personality in the sports world. He has appeared in Time magazine and on CBS This Morning, ESPN, NBC Nightly News, and Good Morning America. Pfetzer is the author of Within Reach: My Everest Story, a book about his experience climbing Mount Everest during a deadly storm when he was just 16. He lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

Jack Galvin is a bestselling author known for cowriting the young adult book Within Reach: My Everest Story. He has been a writing teacher for more than 40 years.

Table of Contents

Mark's Mountains ix
Preface xi
Acknowledgments xv
Prologue Within Reach 3(5)
Getting Started
8(8)
Finding a Way
16(6)
To Nepal
22(13)
Bigger Ideas
35(4)
High Altitude
39(14)
Getting Physical
53(7)
Ecuador: Success and Failure
60(10)
Argentina
70(13)
The North Side
83(19)
Everest '95
102(18)
My Mother's Necklace
120(12)
To Base Camp with Cameras
132(11)
Everest '96
143(16)
The Storm
159(18)
The Guide
177(11)
Cho Oyu
188(19)
The Decision
207(8)
Epilogue 215(2)
Cast of Characters 217(6)
Glossary 223

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