Mt. McKinley: Nugent & Team Back Carry

Posted by: Billy Nugent, Geoff Schellens | May 25, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 14,200'

Today saw pretty much constant snow all day long. Fortunately, the winds have remained calm and our crew was able to back-carry today despite the precipitation and stay right on schedule. We are now sitting pretty at 14,200’ with all of our provisions and fuel. The weather is supposed to remain a little bit squirrelly through tomorrow which will coincide nicely with a well-deserved rest day. We spent most of the afternoon after the back-carry chilling in the posh and sport eating. Good times. The crew is in good spirits and pumped for the climbing ahead!

RMI Guide Billy Nugent

An RMI Team Carries Gear to 14K Camp

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Hope your rest day was filled with sleep, laughs, and food. Stay well, think of you all the time and each step you take gets you closer and closer. Roger Hector sends his best and is so darn proud of YOU Elizabeth.As always hugs and love.  Mom &  Dad

Posted by: Maureen Bartron on 5/27/2012 at 8:34 am

just FYI for those at home—you know that these aren’t specifically photos from this trip or this team.  the guides only have sat phones, not an internet connection! 

these are just generic pictures of the sections they are currently on…

Posted by: Mchael on 5/27/2012 at 6:43 am

hello - bran
wow - 14,200…
thanks for the updates..
mom & dad

Posted by: beverly bailey on 5/27/2012 at 4:41 am

Brandi and team, the photos look awesome and it sounds like everyone is strong and healthy.  Wish I could have been there with you on this one.  Missing you from Bangalore.  Kuessi


Posted by: chris brill-edwards on 5/26/2012 at 9:24 pm


I’m sure if you had availability to electronic communication, your Marine friends would be calling you.  I sent an update to Ann Marie hoping she would pass on to everyone.  Love you sooooo and miss you beyond crazy. 



Posted by: Sherri on 5/26/2012 at 8:25 pm

Hi George,
we are on well deserved break in the mountains, cleaning the house and the yard. Tomorrow BBQ at Kay’s. Cool and windy last two days. Hot tub and pool nicely heated at the rec center. Friends and family calling wishing you good luck.
Hugs and kisses, from the three of us

Posted by: janina on 5/26/2012 at 6:17 pm

Elizabeth: “To see what few have seen you must go where few have gone.” So exciting to see you have this opportunity. Love ya.

Posted by: UA & AJ on 5/26/2012 at 4:26 pm

Hey Stuart,

Lots of folks at Wicked are checking in with me and wanted me to send you their good thoughts and wishes!
Edgar,Lisa T, Jason, Elmo, Todd, Chris R. and many more.
I hope you are healthy and having a blast!
Much love coming your way,

Posted by: patti Emmert on 5/26/2012 at 12:47 pm

  So excited for you and the team, making fantastic progress. Thanks Billy, for the updates, helps with our nerves back here in Pa. Enjoy your rest day, store up the engery you will need from here to the summit. Good luck to the entire team. We’re so proud of you,
Elizabeth, and love you tons.  Hugs,  Mom & Dad

Posted by: Maureen Bartron on 5/26/2012 at 9:13 am

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