After reading this book I try to look at the good things in life. Mark's father was diagnosed with cancer while he was climbing. Mark wants to achieve his ultimate goal of climbing Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world. Reading nonfiction is sometimes difficult with readers who enjoy fantasy. You can do it, if you put your mind to it. Mark wanted to climb and he found ways to earn the money to train and conquer the world's most prestigous mountains. I gave this book 5 of 5 stars because it is the interesting story of a teenager doing incredible things.
Why does a Google search on Mark Pfetzer bring up no pages with information more recent than 1998? 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. The main character, a young teenage Mark, wants to climb Mt. I'd like to know where this young man has gone in the seven or eight years since. Finally, faced with his father's debilitation from cancer, the young man reconsiders his short-term goals and returns to finish high school, with an eye on future challenges. Overall this book is very good, it is a wonderful story and I would recommend it to anyone. This book is Mark's first person account of his journey through an adolescence that takes him, at 16, almost to the summit of the world's highest mountain. The trip only lasted for about one month.
I'm sure that Mark's target audience, young adults, will find his story readable and engaging. Everest as a 16 year old. At once triumphant and tragic, this story will be an inspiration to climbers, athletes, and armchair enthusiasts alike. Purists may sneer, as all these climbs were commercial, guided expeditions--but heck, the kid was only 14 or 15; how else would he get there? When the expedition of climbing Mount Everest is over Mark experiences a revelation. This could be a source of inspiration for unfocused teenagers, were it not for the goofy tone of the writing.
Krakauer then integrates the history of Everest into his own upbringing. During the start of the book it tells how he ha My review of the story is that it is a very good kind of story that has inspiration all over inside the book. Mark Pfetzer is the young teenager who wants to climb Everest. My mom thinks that was the main purpose for writing it. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. When I found this book I thought it was going to have a lot of action and dangerous conflicts along the way so i decided to read it.
Another thing I liked about the book was the main character Mark. Even though he fails to reach the summit on either of his Everest trips, Pfetzer does set an altitude record for his age. Mark is fascinated by the way he climbs up the rock wall, with such grace and ease. Setting Physical Time: 1993-1997 Place: United States, Nepal, Tibet, South America, Africa Literary American teenage boy determined to travel the world to climb the highest mountains, most climbers are experienced adults Vocabulary Mood The mood of the novel ranges from dark and desperate to bright and triumphant. While some of his inspirational comments about going for one's dreams come off as a bit condescending, and a few of the descriptions and metaphors have an adult flavor, readers are sure to be fascinated by the suspenseful storytelling and the wealth of insider details.
Contents: Finding a Way -- To Nepal -- Bigger Ideas -- High Altitude -- Getting Physical -- Ecuador: Success and Failure -- Argentina -- The North Side -- Everest '95 -- My Mother's Necklace -- To Base Camp with Cameras -- Everest '96 -- The Storm -- The Guide -- Cho Oyu -- The Decision. Dream on, Mark, and may all your dreams come true. He was a capable climber, but inclimate weather and conditions kept him from summiting each of his two attempts. So Mark learns how to ask for sponsorship. At age 15, with only three years of experience, Mark attempted his first summitt of Mt. Even if you don't like non-fiction or adventure books, I think this book's for you! Another reason I liked this book so much is because of the sense of humor in it. It is nice to see someone so young who has the nous and determination to find a goal and go and get it - this should be an inspiration to young people that they can dream and achieve incredible goals, even if it's on a much smaller level.
Mark summits Mount Pisco, several mountains across the Himalayas, and even attempts to summit Everest at the age of 15 and 16. On March 5, 1994 Mark made his first trip to Nepal. Once, Mark fails once trying to climb Mount Everest he tries it again. There are a lot of great characters in the book but if there was a choice the Mark would be best. What else besides climbing makes the journeys difficult? It is an engaging story that my son loved, and from which he, hopefully, absorbed some of the lessons about focus, persistence, and self motivation that I'd like him to know. He must do all this without help and advice from his parents. That was it, totally ignored and never mentioned again.
When Mark begins to climb Everest he runs into a snow storm and became sunburned from climbing to advanced base camp. He then calls and writes to a bunch of local businesses and they send him enough money to go on his first expedition. Mark talks about his adult climbing mates on the trip he plans to summit Everest. Before climbing he would have to go through weeks of training in base camp before climbing. It shows that he knows there are ups and downs to everything but after you try it and you fail than there is something. Marks dream ever since he was little was to climb Everest. You want to do something and you think you can't? His trainings location range from the local hospital all th I read Within Reach: My Everest Story by Mark Pfetzer and Jack Galvin.
Throughout the memoir Mark's main theme is to never give up. He plays by his own philosophy and it works for him. It's a pretty amazing thing. It went way beyond just being a good book describing great places all across the world. Theme The story Within Reach: My Everest story contains numerous themes of different proportions. When I found this book I thought it was going to have a lot of action and dangerous conflicts along the way so i decided to read it.