Mt. McKinley: Nugent & Team Continue Descent with Stop at 11K Camp

Posted by: Billy Nugent, Kel Rossiter, Levi Kepsel | May 31, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 11,200'

Thursday, May 30, 2013
Hey everyone, this is Billy. I’m checking in here with our group. We are at 11,000’ part way through our descent.  After our big summit day yesterday, we packed up our camp at 17,000’ and then moved on down. Brent Okita’s crew was kind enough to cook us up some dinner at the 14K Camp, and we continued on down to 11,000’, where the crew is all, actually snug as a bug, in their sleeping bags out in the open because it is so warm compared to where we’ve been living. We plan on getting up in the middle the night tonight and making a run for the airstrip hoping to get a flight off tomorrow sometime before the weather takes a turn for the worst.  We’ll give a shout when we reach Basecamp. That’s all for now.

RMI Guide Billy Nugent

Looking up from 11K Camp. Photo: Katy Reid


Billy Nugent calls in from 11,000 feet Camp.

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Pryor, just found this website.  Glad you made it.  Must have been awesome.  Looking forward to a cal when you get down.  Love you.

Posted by: Finley and Karen Nunn on 6/1/2013 at 10:05 am

So proud of you Pryor!  Great job!

Posted by: Kristen on 5/31/2013 at 12:20 pm

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