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John

John Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
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  • "The confidence of youth."

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    This book tells of the young Mark Pfetzer and his attempts to climb Mount Everest at the age of only 16 years. The description of his preparation and climbs are well written and very informative to the reader. What is most impressive about this book is the self belief and dedication that this young climber has. Its well worth a read.

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    Within Reach: My Everest Story

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Mark Pfetzer, Jack Galvin
    • Narrated By Jeremy Beck
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    In May 1996 the media scrambled to document the gripping story of 16-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

    Margaret Robinson says: "excellent"
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  • Lawrence of Arabia

    "Interesting profile"

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    Adds to David Lean's film on this extordinary man.

John

John Barnard Castle, United Kingdom 07/04/2013
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  • "The confidence of youth."

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    This book tells of the young Mark Pfetzer and his attempts to climb Mount Everest at the age of only 16 years. The description of his preparation and climbs are well written and very informative to the reader. What is most impressive about this book is the self belief and dedication that this young climber has. Its well worth a read.

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    Within Reach: My Everest Story

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Mark Pfetzer, Jack Galvin
    • Narrated By Jeremy Beck
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    In May 1996 the media scrambled to document the gripping story of 16-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

    Margaret Robinson says: "excellent"

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