|In 1967, eight
men attempted North America's highest summit: Mount McKinley (now known
as Denali) had been
climbed before but never in winter.
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 windchill low
temperature of 148° F.
is Art Davidson's stunning personal narrative, supplemented by diary
excerpts from team members George
Wichman, John Edwards, Dave Johnston, and Greg Blomberg.
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
First Winter Ascent of Mount McKinley
by Art Davidson
Mountaineers Books, 2013
The Nature Pages