Minus 148 Degrees: First Winter Ascent of Mt. McKinley

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Mountaineers Books, Jul 1, 1999 - Travel - 242 pages
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Minus 148 is one of the few true classics in the literature of mountaineering. It is no simple tale of heroism and valour, like Annapurna, but rather a vexed, uneven story of doubt, failure, whim, courage, tragedy. The expedition was unbalanced, with the strong members far superior to the others. Perhaps the strongest of all was killed in an absurd accident within the first hours. The leader himself seemed to lose heart in mid-stream. Yet everything was redeemed by the magnificent accomplishment of the summit in early March, and then by the even more magnificent survival of Art, Dave Johnston, and Ray Genet.

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Review: Minus 148 Degrees: First Winter Ascent of Mt.McKinley

User Review  - Kate Matrosova - Goodreads

Great story. I really liked how Art was very honest about his feelings and selfishness n certain moments in the book. Not a big fan of his writing style. Read full review

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User Review  - Debbie - Goodreads

This is one of the best adventure books I've read!!! I have no desire to take up this sport but I lived vicariously through this book! It's a true story about climbing Mt. McKinley in the winter. Read full review

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About the author (1999)

Art Davidson is the author of many books, including In the Wake of the Exxon Valdez. He lives outside Anchorage, Alaska.

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