By Art Davidson
"This finely crafted experience story runs on adrenaline but additionally whatever else: brutal honesty." - The Wall road Journal
"I couldn't lay it down till it was once all accomplished (12:40 a.m.!)... a desirable and beautifully-written story." - Bradford Washburn
• one in every of nationwide Geographic Adventure's The a hundred maximum event 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 iciness 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 iciness. affected by doubts and chilly, crew rigidity 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 snowfall and confronted the last word low temperature of -148 F. "Minus 148 " is artwork Davidson's gorgeous own narrative, supplemented via diary excerpts from workforce 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 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 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 maximum ridges within the iciness twilight. not anyone knew how low the temperatures may drop, or how penetrating the chilly will be while the wind blew. For millions of years McKinley's storms had raged by means of themselves." -- Minus 148