By Art Davidson
"This finely crafted event story runs on adrenaline but in addition whatever else: brutal honesty." - The Wall highway Journal
"I couldn't lay it down until eventually it was once all entire (12:40 a.m.!)... a desirable and beautifully-written story." - Bradford Washburn
• considered one of nationwide Geographic Adventure's The a hundred maximum experience Books of All Time
• Spring 2013 marks the one centesimal 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 maximum summit: Mount McKinley (now often called Denali) were climbed before--but by no means in wintry weather. affected by doubts and chilly, team pressure and a crevasse tragedy, the excursion tackled McKinley in minimum hours of sunlight and fierce storms. They have been trapped at 3 diversified camps above 14,000 toes in the course of a six-day snow fall and confronted the final word low temperature of -148 F. "Minus 148 " is paintings Davidson's lovely own narrative, supplemented via diary excerpts from crew individuals 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 studying lists, together with nationwide Geographic Adventure's "The a hundred maximum experience 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. nobody had lived on North America's optimum ridges within the wintry weather twilight. nobody knew how low the temperatures could drop, or how penetrating the chilly will be whilst the wind blew. For hundreds of thousands of years McKinley's storms had raged through themselves." -- Minus 148
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Minus 148 Degrees: First Winter Ascent of Mount McKinley by Art Davidson