Mt. McKinley: Nugent & Team Summit!

Posted by: Billy Nugent, Levi Kepsel, Chase Nelson | June 29, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 17,200'

June 29, 2014 - 4:07 am PT

Hey it’s Billy here with a late-night check in. I just finished up making dinner and filling water bottles for folks after a successful summit bid today. Everybody’s pretty much racked out and exhausted, laying in their tents right now. But their spirits are definitely high. Everyone made it to the summit. We enjoyed an awesome day. Clear blue skies. It was very, very cold, but there was no wind and we were able to make it happen. So, that’s all for now. We’ll check in again on our way out. Ciao.

RMI Guide Billy Nugent

Billy Nugent on top of Mt. McKinley. Photo: RMI Collection Descending from the summit of McKinley. Photo: RMI Collection


RMI Guide Billy Nugent calls in after successful summit.

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Congratulations to Bruce and Michael. We are soooo happy for you! Rest, relax, and celebrate when you are ready! Cheers, Katherine and Reid

Posted by: Katherine Mitchell on 7/1/2014 at 6:55 pm

Congrats to Bruce and Michael Freedman and all the rest of the team. Great to see that you made it through all the weather. Cant wait to hear the stories.

Posted by: Ron Holt on 7/1/2014 at 6:07 pm

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH MICHAEL MOTHEREFFING BIRD FREEDMAN!! YOU DOG YOU!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! This is the most amazing accomplishment, I am so proud and happy for you, and thankful that you made it to the top of North America!!! Can’t wait to see the famous Freedman slideshow of the entire journey.  Be safe on the way down. <3

Posted by: Jess on 6/30/2014 at 10:24 am

Congratulations to Bruce and Michael! We are so proud of you guys and miss you both! See you soon:)xoxo

Posted by: PSANV on 6/30/2014 at 5:30 am

Another reason this has been a most fabulous day.  So very happy for you guys and can’t wait to see photos & hear about your amazing adventure. Congrats .... you did it!  xoJenxo

Posted by: Jen on 6/29/2014 at 7:15 pm

Congrats Michael, Bruce, and the rest of the team!  Woooooo hoooooooo - what an accomplishment!

Posted by: Chambos on 6/29/2014 at 5:53 pm

Congrats Brandur and all the team.  Well done!!  :)

Posted by: GuĂ°run on 6/29/2014 at 3:23 pm

Congratulations to the ENTIRE TEAM! Michael and Dad, I am so proud of you two! Keep on killin’ it! xoxo

Posted by: Katie Freedman on 6/29/2014 at 2:57 pm

Congratulations!  Have been following you and the team behind you (my son and daughter-in-law). So happy you made it and hope they do too.  Great accomplishment!!

Posted by: susanlampas on 6/29/2014 at 10:33 am

Congrats Rafael and team! One more seven summit down for you my friend. So proud of you!
Safe descent and celebrate this accomplishment!

Cheers, Mo

Posted by: Mo Mendonca on 6/29/2014 at 9:06 am

Congrats to you and your team Billy! So glad you guys got the opportunity to summit with all the weather setbacks.
-Kara

Posted by: Kara Stinson on 6/29/2014 at 9:04 am

Congrat’s to Bruce and Michael! A very big accomplishment!!!

Posted by: Richard on 6/29/2014 at 8:58 am

Congratulations to all of you!  In particular, Elvis wanted to congratulate Michael.

Posted by: Gordon on 6/29/2014 at 8:57 am

Congratulations Team!  So happy for all of you.  Mike is back home and very healthy.  He is looking forward to the day he can do this climb again and summit.  Can’t wait to see your pictures.  God speed on the way down.

Posted by: Mary Lou Quandt on 6/29/2014 at 7:20 am

Congratulations! So happy everyone made if to the summit. Can’t wait to talk to you,Eric, about your adventure. Does the beach sound good about now!

Posted by: David olson on 6/29/2014 at 7:09 am

Yey!!!!!  I am so happy for all of you.
Rafael, I can’t wait to hear from you about this great adventure.  Xoxo

Posted by: Monique on 6/29/2014 at 6:46 am

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