Minus 148 Degrees: The First Winter Ascent of Mount McKinley

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Mountaineers Books, 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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"The scientists just shook their heads in disbelief at the human wrecks the mountain had sent back to them. They described us in clinical terms such as "obtundation" which denotes dullness or ... Read full review

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"The scientists just shook their heads in disbelief at the human wrecks the mountain had sent back to them. They described us in clinical terms such as "obtundation" which denotes dullness or ... 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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