Minus 148 Degrees: First Winter Ascent of Mt. 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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User Review  - TheSmarch - www.librarything.com

One of the better mountaineering books I have read from the NatGeo list. Most mountaineering books are full of jargon and descriptions that are incomprehensible to a lay person. This one is told simply but descriptively and the story and progress are easily followed. Read full review

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User Review  - nancynova - LibraryThing

A re-publication; an expedition sets out to climb Mt Mckinley (Denali) in Alaska in the winter. Only three of them "summit", then are caught in a storm, the waiting party of four separates after they ... Read full review

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