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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.
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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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