Mt. McKinley: Nugent & Team are at 14K, Fully Stocked

Posted by: Billy Nugent, Levi Kepsel, Chase Nelson | June 21, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 14,200'

June 20, 2014 - 10:08 pm PT

Back-carry from Windy Corner to 14K Camp? Mission accomplished.

We enjoyed the best weather of the trip today. Morning snow flurries gave way to sapphire skies and gorgeous views of the entire range. Our back-carry only took us a couple of hours to complete so we spent the rest of the day soaking in the grandeur of the Alaska Range.

They’re calling for over a foot of snow tomorrow so we may end up taking a weather day but the trend is supposedly clearing Sunday through Tuesday. Could be our window? We’ll see…

RMI Guide Billy Nugent from 14K Camp

Cache at Windy Corner with climbers in the background. Photo: Lindsay Mann

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Bruce
Keeping the gym boys up on your progress
Good luck to the summit

Posted by: Edward Gramm on 6/21/2014 at 7:50 pm

Eric,
Good job and make sure you are carrying extra weight in your pack so you have practice when you have to carry mine again :-)

Posted by: Jenny Olson on 6/21/2014 at 6:44 pm

Dr. Bruce and Michael,
You and your team are crushing this mountain with the expertise of guide Billy Nugent. This week sounds promising. Looking forward to a terrific and successful week ahead. All the best, Katherine

Posted by: Katherine on 6/21/2014 at 9:14 am

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