Mt. McKinley: Nugent & Team Cached Around Windy Corner

Posted by: Billy Nugent, Levi Kepsel, Chase Nelson | June 19, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 11,200'

June 18, 2014 - 9:00 pm PT

We went around Windy Corner! We dug a hole (or chipped one out of extremely hard snow)! We buried some stuff (food, fuel, overboots, etc.)! And then we came back down to our camp at 11k’. All in all, we had a great day; the team is moving well and getting more and more psyched as we make our way up the mountain. The weather is gradually improving and we enjoyed blue skies and beautiful views of the Messner Couloir and the Orient Express on the upper mountain from the cache site. We filled up with an early dinner tonight and are racked out in anticipation of a big day tomorrow on our move to 14k’ camp.

Check in again tomorrow…

RMI Guide Billy Nugent

Windy Corner on Mt. McKinley, Alaska. Photo: RMI Collection

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Mista Freed - hope the climb is going well.  I am climbing too - the ramp in my tank to eat pieces of sausage.  Give ‘em hell!

Love,

Moytle

Posted by: Moytle Freedman on 6/20/2014 at 9:49 am

Hi Eric, sounds like things are going well.  Enjoy your adventure and stay safe.  Love you, Mom and Dad

Posted by: David Olson on 6/20/2014 at 4:30 am

Keep it going team!  We are all pulling for you!!!  Love you Mikey

Posted by: Mary Lou Quandt on 6/19/2014 at 8:17 pm

Rafael, stay strong and best of luck with the weather!!!
Rooting for you all!

Posted by: Mo Mendonca on 6/19/2014 at 6:28 pm

My fingers are crossed for a good weather! Keep it up!
Meanwhile hot days in Canada. Finally summer is here.

Posted by: Monique on 6/19/2014 at 6:15 pm

Swamp leeches. Everybody, check for swamp leeches, and pull them off… Nobody else got hit? I’m the only one? What’s the deal?

Posted by: Steve Z on 6/19/2014 at 11:02 am

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