Within Reach: My Everest Story (Nonfiction)

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Paperback. Pub Date: Jan. 2000 Pages: 208 Publisher: Puffin The world's MOST Famous teenage mountain climber offers aN Extraordinary personal account In May. 1996 THE MEDIA Scrambled to document the gripping and inspirational story of sixteen-year-old Mark Pfetzer's expedition to Mount Everest. Not only was he the youngest climber to attempt the summit. but he bore witness to 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 personal account of this experience. and of his triumphs over several other challenging peaks. In this suspenseful first-person narrative. Mark takes the reader past the ever-shifting Khumbu Icefall. over three-hundred-foot crevasses. and up into the high altitude Death Zone of Everest. By turns triumphant and tragic. this story will be an inspiration to climbe...

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Within Reach redefines the concept of boyhood adventure
You should meet Mark Pfetzer. In this age of MTV boredom, he stands as an example of a boy who dreams big and follows through, a kid who raises youthful adventure to new heights, literally. WITHIN REACH shows kids how putting one foot in front of the other insures success.

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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.

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