By Art Davidson
"This finely crafted event story runs on adrenaline but additionally whatever else: brutal honesty." - The Wall highway 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 a centesimal anniversary of the 1st ascent of Mount McKinley
• New edition encompasses a revised preface, new prologue, and new afterword describing more moderen wintry weather makes an attempt on McKinley
In 1967, 8 males tried North America's maximum summit: Mount McKinley (now often called Denali) have been climbed before--but by no means in wintry weather. tormented by doubts and chilly, team pressure and a crevasse tragedy, the day trip tackled McKinley in minimum hours of sunlight and fierce storms. They have been trapped at 3 assorted camps above 14,000 toes in the course of a six-day snowstorm and confronted the last word low temperature of -148 F. "Minus 148 " is paintings Davidson's beautiful own narrative, supplemented through 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 interpreting 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 optimum ridges within the iciness twilight. not anyone knew how low the temperatures may drop, or how penetrating the chilly will be whilst the wind blew. For millions of years McKinley's storms had raged via themselves." -- Minus 148