New York: Norton, 1969.
First Edition. Hardcover. Very good in a good dust jacket. 218 pp, illustrated with b/w photographs.Mild rubbing to corners and spine ends, previous owner's name/address stamp and brief gift inscription on front free endpaper. Dust jacket is price-clipped, and front panel has been torn and inexpertly repaired with tape on the inside, giving it a crinkled look on the outside. Now protected in a new mylar cover. A few tiny spots of abrasion to spine cloth. A truly compelling account of the first attempt at a winter ascent of Denali, in which one climber was killed in a crevasse fall on the second day, and three others were later forced to bivouac at 18,200 feet during six days of whiteout conditions and raging winds. Davidson is particularly good at writing about the relationships among team members as they struggled to stay alive and sane and to make the right decisions for themselves and others. One of National Geographic Adventure's 100 Greatest Adventure Books of All Time.