Minus 148 Degrees: First Winter Ascent of Mount McKinley

Minus 148 Degrees: First Winter Ascent of Mount McKinley

Art Davidson


"This finely crafted experience story runs on adrenaline but additionally anything else: brutal honesty." - The Wall highway Journal
"I couldn't lay it down till it used to be all comprehensive (12:40 a.m.!)... a desirable and beautifully-written story." - Bradford Washburn

• considered one of nationwide Geographic Adventure's The a hundred maximum event Books of All Time
• Spring 2013 marks the a hundredth anniversary of the 1st ascent of Mount McKinley
New edition features a revised preface, new prologue, and new afterword describing newer wintry weather makes an attempt on McKinley

In 1967, 8 males tried North America's optimum summit: Mount McKinley (now referred to as Denali) were climbed before--but by no means in wintry weather. affected by doubts and chilly, crew stress and a crevasse tragedy, the excursion tackled McKinley in minimum hours of sunlight and fierce storms. They have been trapped at 3 varied camps above 14,000 toes in the course of a six-day snowstorm and confronted the final word low temperature of -148 F. "Minus 148 " is artwork Davidson's wonderful own narrative, supplemented via diary excerpts from group participants George Wichman, John Edwards, Dave Johnston, and Greg Blomberg. Davidson retells the team's fears and frictions--and final triumph--with an honesty that has made this gripping survival tale a mountain climbing vintage for over forty years.

Minus 148 is featured between many better of analyzing lists, together with nationwide Geographic Adventure's "The a hundred maximum event Books of all Time."

"At twenty-two I got here to treat the 1st excursion to Mt. McKinley within the iciness as a trip into an unexplored land. not anyone had lived on North America's maximum ridges within the wintry weather twilight. nobody knew how low the temperatures might drop, or how penetrating the chilly will be whilst the wind blew. For hundreds of thousands of years McKinley's storms had raged by way of themselves." -- Minus 148

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