New York: Norton, 1969.
First Edition. Hardcover. Very good in a very good dust jacket. 218 pp, illustrated with b/w photographs. Dust jacket has some rubbing to front panel, small creases to top edge of rear panel. Lower corner of front flap clipped; original price present. 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.