Mt. McKinley: Nugent & Team Settled in at the Base of Ski Hill

Posted by: Billy Nugent | May 18, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 7,800'

Whew. Heavy loads today! Despite the burden the crew enjoyed a second great day in the Alaska Range under blue skies and warm temperatures. Today’s walk was a long haul but the crew did great on our first physical portion of the expedition. We’ve settled into a new camp at the base of Ski Hill which is approximately 7,800’. Not much else to report other than tired legs and full bellies as we snug up for the night after a great meal.

Hasta maƱana.

RMI Guide Billy Nugent and the gang

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Great job guys…remember its the miles before the elevation.  Keep up the good work and fingers crossed for good weather.  Best wishes Brother Paul

Posted by: John Fletcher on 5/20/2012 at 4:52 am

Brandi & Elizabeth, I wanted to send you a nice bottle of wine to congratulate you on your “little hike” As much as I searched i could not find a hotel listing for 7800 up Mt Mckinley, let alone the number for room service :-)

MS

Posted by: MS on 5/19/2012 at 8:26 pm

Anne Gilbert,
Thanks so much for beautiful bday pres. We miss you. Be safe and have a great climb.
Love,
Mom

Posted by: Chris chase on 5/19/2012 at 1:22 pm

No news is good news! Wishing everyone a safe & unforgettable trip.

Missing you already Todd.
xxoo
Christy

Posted by: Christy on 5/19/2012 at 12:27 pm

Well done you all! Enjoy the adventure up there.
Donny, I am glad to know everything is working out alright. Keep strong and be safe! Estou com saudades, love you - Tati

Posted by: Tatiane Dias on 5/19/2012 at 10:25 am

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