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  Mark Pfetzer

Experience

8/94 Mt. Pisco, Peru 19,344 ft. Youngest to summit
8/94 Huascaran, Peru 22,205 ft. Youngest to summit
1/95 Aconcagua, Argentina 23,000 ft Summited
5/95* Everest (North Side) reached 25,000 ft.  
10/95 Ama Dablam 22,250 ft. Youngest to summit
5/96* Everest (South Side) reached 26,000 ft.  
7/96 Kilimanjaro (Asst. Guide) 19,500 ft. Summited
7/96 Mt. Kenya (Diamond Couloir) reached 16,000 ft.  
9/96 Cho Oyu Summit Youngest to summit

Achievements:

  • Received black belt in Shaolin Kempo Karsic at age 11.

  • Climbed Tsergo Ri and Yala peak in the Langtang region of Nepal at age 14 (first documented climb)

  • Spent one month with NOLS in the Bighorn Mountains of Wyoming.

  • Graduate of small Arms training Academy's Tactical Precision Rifle Course in Wyoming.

  • Completed in the 1997 Invitational Proskopathlon as the youngest scout/sniper competitor.

  • Range Officer for Small Arms Training Academy (firearms instruction for police and military).

Education

  • High Angle Rescue and Evacuation 1994

  • Certified Emergency Medical Technician "A" 1997

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology 1997

  • Basic drysuit and nitrox (mixed gases) certified diver 1997

Current Training

Cross Training to include:

Weight Training 5 times/week

Running 25 miles /week

Stair climbing 3 times/week

Climbing and SCUBA diving regularly

Extra Curricular

Mountaineering, sport Climbing, Tactical Precision Shooting, Technical Diving, training : Newport Athletic Club, Newport Rifle Club, Fly Fishing Instruction, carpentry, Motivational Lectures

Objective:

To be the best I can be at what I do, and help others accomplish what they wish they could do. Pass my experiences to today's younger generation, and prove to them that anything is obtainable if you try hard enough.

* The 1995 Everest expedition was cut short by a bad cough that resulted in two fractured ribs, and the 1996 expedition was cut short due to the treacherous storm that hit the mountain killing eight people.

Update: 1/20/2000:

Mark has not yet returned to Everest.

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