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Within Reach : My Everest Story - Mark Pfetzer

Within Reach

My Everest Story

Paperback Published: 1st January 2000
ISBN: 9780141304977
Number Of Pages: 224
For Ages: 12 - 14 years old

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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.

Mark's Mountainsp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Prologue: Within Reachp. 3
Getting Startedp. 8
Finding a Wayp. 16
To Nepalp. 22
Bigger Ideasp. 35
High Altitudep. 39
Getting Physicalp. 53
Ecuador: Success and Failurep. 60
Argentinap. 70
The North Sidep. 83
Everest '95p. 102
My Mother's Necklacep. 120
To Base Camp with Camerasp. 132
Everest '96p. 143
The Stormp. 159
The Guidep. 177
Cho Oyup. 188
The Decisionp. 207
Epiloguep. 215
Cast of Charactersp. 217
Glossaryp. 223
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ISBN: 9780141304977
ISBN-10: 0141304979
Series: Nonfiction
Audience: General
For Ages: 12 - 14 years old
For Grades: 7 - 9
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st January 2000
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.05 x 12.7  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.2