Within Reach

  • by Mark Pfetzer, Jack Galvin
  • Narrated by Jeremy Beck
  • 6 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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. At once triumphant and tragic, this story will be an inspiration to climbers, athletes, and armchair enthusiasts alike.


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If you could sum up Within Reach in three words, what would they be?

A very nice book

What was one of the most memorable moments of Within Reach?

climbing everest in 1996 the year of the great tragedy when 11 people lost their lives.

Have you listened to any of Jeremy Beck’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Absolutey brilliant one of the best narrators. made the story come alive and it just felt like mark Pfetzer himself was telling the story. he really captured the young boy's excitement, ambition, courage and determination

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

matk's determination and sheer hard to accomplish his dream and the unwavering support of his parents.

Any additional comments?

A true story of a 13 year old boy's dream. Not particularly exciting, no suspense, no heart stopping moments but still it held my attention easily and I really enjoyed it. most people interested in the Himalays and Everest in particular will enjoy it

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- Maggie R

The confidence of youth.

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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- John

Book Details

  • Release Date: 18-02-2009
  • Publisher: Penguin Group USA and Audible