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Minus 148: First Winter Ascent of Mount McKinley (Legends and Lore)
In 1967, eight men attempted North America's highest summit: Mount McKinley (now known as Denali) had beenclimbed 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...
In 1967, eight men attempted North America's highest summit: Mount McKinley (now known as Denali) had beenclimbed 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 is Art Davidson's stunning personal narrative, supplemented by diary excerpts from team members GeorgeWichman, John Edwards, Dave Johnston, and Greg Blomberg. Davidson retells the team's fears and frictions andultimate triumph with an honesty that has made this gripping survival story a mountaineering classic for over 40years. Minus 148 is featured among many best of reading lists, including National Geographic Adventure's The 100Greatest Adventure Books of all Time.
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