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 low temperature of 148 F.
Minus 148 is Art Davidson's stunning personal narrative, supplemented by diary excerpts from team members George
Wichman, John Edwards, Dave Johnston, and Greg Blomberg. Davidson retells the team's fears and frictions and
ultimate triumph with an honesty that has made this gripping survival story a mountaineering classic for over 40
years. Minus 148 is featured among many "best of" reading lists, including National Geographic Adventure's "The 100
Greatest Adventure Books of all Time."
About the author:
Art Davidson's climbing successes in Alaska from 1966 1967 culminated in his epic first winter ascent of Mount
McKinley. His book Minus 148° has been a mountaineering classic since its first publication in 1969. He lives in
I found an article posted on November 20, 2013 by Bredan Leonard with questions to Art and his answers on adventure journal The Deeper You Get, The Deeper You Get
My Review: October 2013 ~ Review Copies ~
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I won this book from Goodreads first reads. I liked this book, I thought it was well written and depicted their experiences quite well.
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