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Within Reach: My Everest Story (questions)

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What age did Mark fall in love with climbing?
12
Who are the author(s) of this book?
Mark Pfetzer and and Jack Galvin
Where does Mark originally live?
Rhode Island, NY
What is a crampon?
spike on the shoes that helps you climb on ice.
What's his sister's name?
Amy
Instead of climbing (temporarily), what activity did he join?
scooter diving
Who was the "butthead"?
John
What did Mark do to get money for NEPAL?
He wrote 100 letters to the sponsors.
In which country was the highest mountain that Mark climbed in South America?
Peru
Where did Mark meet Geoff?
Rhode Island, Rock Gym
What did Mark's dad die from?
cancer
What was Mark's trainner's name?
Nel Poisson
Why did Mark fail Everest '95?
Because the air was too thin, so Mark started coughing to much and he broke his rib.
Who is Thor Kieser?
The leader of Everest '95.
Why didn't Mark go got Everest '97?
He heard that his dad got a cancer so he stayed to support him.
Who are the main characters?
Mark Pfetzer, Mark's parents, and Jabion.
Where does the story take place?
Around the world. EX: Mountain Everest, Ama Dablam, Mount Pisco, Cho Oyu, etc.
During what time does the story take place?
Aug. 1992- Dec. 1996.
What's the climax of the story?
Big Storm that comes on Everest '96
OR
Deaths of the climbers on Everest '96
How old was Mark when he summit his first mountain?
14
What's the name of the mountain that Mark climbed with his mom?
Ama Dablam
How many times did Mark climb Mt. Everest?
2 times
What does Ama Dablam translate to?
Mother's Necklace
What is dinner plating?
When the ice ax falls out of ice and the climebr doesn't have anything to hold to.
In which country did Mark climbed a volcano?
Ecuador
How tall is Mt. Everest?
29028 ft. high
Mark's first trip was to Nepal. How much did it cost?
$5000
Mark was a leader on one of the mountains. How is this mountain called?
Kilimanjaro