Mt. McKinley: Nugent & Team Have a Snow/Rest Day

Posted by: Billy Nugent, Levi Kepsel, Chase Nelson | June 22, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 14,200'

June 22, 2014 - 12:04 am PT

A snowy day here at 14K…

Howdy all. Our team enjoyed a weather/rest day after our back-carry yesterday. Winds up on the West Buttress and steady snow through most of the day kept us from making an attempt at a carry up to 17K Camp. Tomorrow’s weather outlook is a bit more promising and we are hoping to capitalize.

On a brighter note, the two successful RMI teams came down from the summit and spent some time with us on their descent to the airstrip. It was a fun reunion for everyone and I congratulated those guys on their success and wish them safe passage down the Kahiltna.

Wurd.

RMI Guide Billy Nugent

An RMI team at Mt. McKinley's 14K Camp in a storm. Photo: Dave Hahn

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Eric: Prayers and crossed fingers for clear weather over the next three days! Being on top with blue skies and marginal wind would be awesome! Be smart & safe! Paul

Posted by: Paul on 6/23/2014 at 10:42 am

Michael & Bruce…sending you so much love and prayers from NYC…thinking of you guys and our amazing Kili adventure. You are both awesome and I KNOW you & your team will have incredible stories to share!  Cannot wait to hear all about your climb and see your pics!  Love you!  xoxo Christine & the Shortman

Posted by: Christine on 6/22/2014 at 5:05 pm

Chase! What an amazing adventure you are on- I can’t wait to get the details when you return. Definitely wish I were there! Enjoy each moment and I’ll see ya on the other side.

Posted by: Tia Nicole on 6/22/2014 at 9:06 am

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