Minus 148 Degrees: First Winter Ascent of Mount McKinley

Minus 148 Degrees: First Winter Ascent of Mount McKinley

by Art Davidson
     
 

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  • One of National Geographic Adventure's "The 100 Greatest Adventure Books of All Time"
  • Spring 2013 marks the 100th anniversary of the first ascent of Mount McKinley
  • New edition includes a revised preface, new prologue, and new afterword describing more recent winter attempts on McKinley

In 1967, eight men

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  • One of National Geographic Adventure's "The 100 Greatest Adventure Books of All Time"
  • Spring 2013 marks the 100th anniversary of the first ascent of Mount McKinley
  • New edition includes a revised preface, new prologue, and new afterword describing more recent winter attempts on McKinley

In 1967, eight men attempted North America's highest summit: Mount McKinley (now known as Denali) had been climbed before—but never in winter. Plagued by doubts and cold, group tension and a crevasse tragedy, the expedition tackled McKinley in minimal hours of daylight and fierce storms. They were trapped at three different camps above 14,000 feet during a six-day blizzard and faced the ultimate low temperature of -148° F. Minus 148° is Art Davidson's stunning personal narrative, supplemented by diary excerpts from team members George Wichman, John Edwards, Dave Johnston, and Greg Blomberg. Davidson retells the team's fears and frictions and ultimate triumph with an honesty that has made this gripping survival story a mountaineering classic for over 40 years. Minus 148° is featured among many "best of" reading lists, including National Geographic Adventure's "The 100 Greatest Adventure Books of all Time."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594857553
Publisher:
Mountaineers Books, The
Publication date:
05/28/2013
Pages:
236
Sales rank:
556,668
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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