Mt. McKinley: Nugent & Team Carry to 17,000’ Camp

Posted by: Billy Nugent, Levi Kepsel, Chase Nelson | June 23, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 14,000'

June 22, 2014 - 11:26 pm PT

Hey, it’s Billy checking in here from 14,000’ on Denali.  Our team had a great day up on the West Buttress today.  We were able to carry a load of food, fuel and supplies up to 17,000’ and get the cache in at 17,000’ Camp.  It was a long day on the Buttress though.  We had mostly clear skies but lots and lots wind and lots of blowing snow.  So it made for a tough day all in all everyone did really well. 
Everyone is hanging in there and we are hoping to rest tomorrow and then set up for our summit bid whenever the weather decides to open up.
That is all for now.

RMI Guide Billy Nugent

Ascending Squirrel Hill above 14,000 ft on Mt. McKinley, Alaska.  Photo: Brent Okita


RMI Guide Billy Nugent checks in from 14,000 ft on Mt. McKinley

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Greetings Michael, Bruce & the Rest of the Team:  Hope Mother Nature offers up a summit bid soon!  You guys are awesome - we are following the blog every day!

Posted by: Chambos on 6/23/2014 at 4:43 pm

Heyooooooooooooooooo!!!  You’re almost there! Whoop whoop! You got this!  We can’t wait for you to come back because we have a fourteener called Mt. McCornley waiting for you to tackle :)

Good luck and finish strong!
-Work peeps

Posted by: Team Olson on 6/23/2014 at 3:28 pm

Michael F. An amazing adventure to follow. Any sign of Elvis?

Posted by: Peter on 6/23/2014 at 1:50 pm

Wow, you all put new meaning to TEAMWORK. Have really enjoyed Billy’s daily blog updates and am in awe of the breathtaking photos and narratives. I hope this experience has met your every expectation and dream.  Keep it up!  Jen

Posted by: Jen on 6/23/2014 at 11:41 am

Keep up the phenomal work, team! Michael and Dad, miss you both and cannot wait to hear about the trip! Make sure to take a lot of photos and stay warm! I’m heading back from San Diego now (Vegas was on par with MFs adventure..stories to follow) and will check on the house, etc. when I get home! Love you both. Xoxo, Katie

Posted by: Katie Freedman on 6/23/2014 at 11:29 am

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