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"This finely crafted experience story runs on adrenaline but additionally whatever else: brutal honesty." —The Wall road Journal

"I could not lay it down until eventually it was once all comprehensive (12:40 a.m.!)... a desirable and beautifully-written story." —Bradford Washburn

* one in every of nationwide Geographic Adventure's "The a hundred maximum experience Books of All Time"

* Spring 2013 marks the one centesimal anniversary of the 1st ascent of Mount McKinley

* new version features 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) were climbed before—but by no means in wintry weather.

stricken by doubts and chilly, crew stress and a crevasse tragedy, the day trip tackled McKinley in minimum hours of sunlight and fierce storms. They have been trapped at 3 diverse camps above 14,000 ft in the course of a six-day snowstorm and confronted the last word low temperature of -148° F.

Minus 148° is artwork Davidson's lovely own narrative, supplemented by way of diary excerpts from workforce contributors 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 "best of" interpreting lists, together with National Geographic Adventure's "The a hundred maximum experience Books of all Time."

"At twenty-two I got here to treat the 1st day trip to Mt. McKinley within the iciness as a trip into an unexplored land. nobody had lived on North America's optimum ridges within the iciness twilight. nobody knew how low the temperatures could drop, or how penetrating the chilly will be while the wind blew. For millions of years McKinley's storms had raged via themselves." —Minus 148°

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