If I could get him to read this book and see what is possible at his age maybe he would start thinking ahead. Even readers with no interest in rappelling will likely be swept up in the details of the people and places Pfetzer meets in his travels. After reading this book I got more than what I expected. Mark Pfetzer is the young teenager who wants to climb Everest. The book doesn't have much foreshadowing either but it does make for it because the book is written as a first person so the reader feels more engaged in the reading.
I would not recommend this book to someone who does not have prior background knowledge about climbing. For example, he said all we ate each day was water and sardines. Mark's dedication and love for the sport is a contributing factor that causes him to, in the end, start to climb Everest. Even though he fails to reach the summit on either of his Everest trips, Pfetzer does set an altitude record for his age. My review of the story is that it is a very good kind of story that has inspiration all over inside the book. Everest has always amazed me, and Mark gave many different tibits on the mountain and his own journey throughout the book.
Nepal, whose borders were previously closed, opened in 1949, granting access to the south side of the mountain. He was the youngest was the youngest ever to summit the mountain he climbed there. He then calls and writes to a bunch of local businesses and they send him enough money to go on his first expedition. Read to find out if Mark has enough will to complete his goal. He would be the youngest in the world to reach the peak. He was the youngest to summit Mount Pisco and Huascaran in Peru at fourteen, summited Aconcagua in Argentina when he was fifteen then went on to climb Everest, summit Mount Rainier and Ama Dablam in Nepal the same year and returned to Everest and tackled Kilimanjaro in Africa when he was sixteen.
Mark Pfetzer, the co-author, is the young sixteen year old boy in this memoir. With people that haven't climbed the mountain yet could use this book as a helpful tip guilder and tell them what to expect and what to worry about. I recommend it to anyone who has is interested in Everest and one young man's determination to reach the summit. Mark and Jack have recounted well how he progressed from a beginner to being able to take on Everest. Just remember never give up, the end is near. Although I did find this book inspirational, I was impressed how Mark Pfetzer repeatedly acknowledged people in his experiences as a mountain climber.
Within Reach is Mark's extraordinary account of this expe In May 1996 the media scrambled to document the gripping story of sixteen-year-old Mark Pfetzer's expedition to Mount Everest. You must train and develop your Vocabulary to continue. Throughout the book I could tell what Mark was thinking throughout his adventure, when he got to each base camp I felt the relief that he felt. Mark learned so much from having Thor as his climbing Instructor. It is about a 16 year old boy named Mark. Every moment in the book he explains in full detail, from coughing up blood near the top of one of the tallest mountains in the world to spending quality time with his family. 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.
When Mark begins to climb Everest he runs into a snow storm and became sunburned from climbing to advanced base camp. Within Reach is Mark's extraordinary account of this experience and of his triumphs over several other challenging peaks. So Mark learns how to ask for sponsorship. After reading this book I got more than what I expected. One of main ideas in My Everest Story was let nothing stand in your way. He went to nearly every business in his town to collect the 5,000 dollars he needed to go to Nepal.
Marks dad is fighting cancer and in bad condition. Another boring non-fiction book about some guy climbing Everest. At once triumphant and tragic, this story will be an inspiration to climbers, athletes, and armchair enthusiasts alike. Mark was young when he started to climb, 12 years old. It was a dangerous experience due to the weathers he had to face through and dangerous environment having to start off from the bottom and reach the first base camp and adapting to the new environment.
This is a great book for families also. Mark's father has cancer, and Mark decides to skip two years of high school to go mountain climbing. Also, Mark's father is having health issues of his own back at his home. In August 1994, he climbed up Mt. During the story, Mark begins his journey to summit them all at the age of 14. My Everest Story is an interesting book and I'd recommend it if you're looking for something positive and different.
Mark describes in his memoir the fight and struggle of the journey up and down the mountain. If I had to critique one thing it would be the level of difficulty when reading the book. At once triumphant and tragic, this story will be an inspiration to climbers, athletes, and armchair enthusiasts alike. Mark and his family help him on his amazing journeys of climbing. Mark Pfetzer is a great example of that. All and all, this was a pretty good book. Throughout the memoir Mark always describes himself as having a passion for mountain climbing.