Minus 148 Degrees: The First Winter Ascent of Mount McKinley [EPUB]

Minus 148 Degrees: The First Winter Ascent of Mount McKinley [EPUB]
Minus 148 Degrees: The First Winter Ascent of Mount McKinley by Art Davidson
2013 | EPUB | 6.01MB

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 windchill low temperature of 148° F.

Minus 148 Degrees 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.