Aconcagua: Nugent & Team Reach Summit!

Posted by: Billy Nugent, Garrett Stevens, Mike King | February 15, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Aconcagua
Elevation: 22,841'

11:39 a.m. PST Billy Nugent & Team called and they are safely back at High Camp.  It has started snowing so they are packing up and heading for Plaza Argentina.  The team is doing great and they will send an update when they get there.

Hey everybody, I am checking in for our Aconcagua crew giving you guys a call from the summit.  We are [broken] clear skies [broken] and 100% of our crew on the summit.  We are all giving hi-fives, taking pictures and just looking around kind of in awe.  I’ll give a call when we get back to camp safe and sound but until then, ciao ciao.

RMI Guide Billy Nugent

Summit Day!  Ascending on the traverse to the Cannelletta.  Photo: RMI Collection The view from the summit of Aconcagua, 22,841ft.  Photo: RMI Collection

RMI Guide Billy Nugent checks in from the summit of Aconcagua, 22,841 ft.

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Hi Uncle Kenny! Hope you’re having a great time in Argentina! I’m having a fantastic semester so far, I got hired as an RA for next year! I’m so excited, and all my classes are great too. Can’t wait to see all the amazing pictures I’m sure you took, have a safe trip back to the US! Love you!

Posted by: Natasha Young on 2/17/2013 at 12:15 pm

Congratulations to you all!!
I hope there was some summit wine.

Posted by: Rolf on 2/17/2013 at 6:44 am

hi Jo, You have made it again. Congratulations to all of you. We look forward to seeing some nice pictures. My prayers are with you for a safe descent. Looking forward to hearing from you. Aunty Jos says Hi too.

Posted by: agnes melillo. on 2/17/2013 at 12:39 am

Way to go Bro. So glad you all were able to summit. Continued prayers for a safe trip back.

Posted by: Nathaniel on 2/16/2013 at 6:29 am

So proud of you, Gail!  Way to show the world just how strong women are…especially you!  Can’t wait to see all your pictures and hear the amazing stories.  Sending you much aloha for the rest of your trip!

Posted by: Cori on 2/15/2013 at 9:14 pm

Congratulations Gail and Team..Should all be very proud of yourselves..Your dedication and hard work is an example for everyone..can’t wait for the pics Gail..Always awesome…

Posted by: Sherry Saddler on 2/15/2013 at 3:53 pm

Woohoo!!! Gail you are an inspiration :)

Posted by: Carmen C. on 2/15/2013 at 3:15 pm

Congrats to Kenny Y. from the California crew!!!! Can’t wait to see the awesome pics

Posted by: Dave, Cindy and MJ on 2/15/2013 at 2:38 pm

Billy Goat Gail strikes again!  Nice work!  All of your hard work paid off and the weather cooperated.  Sweet!

Posted by: Dan Kuhar on 2/15/2013 at 2:38 pm

Congratulations to my amazing daughter Gail and all the team.  All should be very proud of what they have done. Now on the next mountain.

Posted by: Gloria on 2/15/2013 at 1:30 pm

Way to go! Bet you guys are ready for some warm weather!

Posted by: Paula on 2/15/2013 at 12:03 pm

Congradulations.  Looking forward to your pictures. Thanks for sharing your climb. As always love and God’s Blessings to all in your group Love Mom

Posted by: Kathleen on 2/15/2013 at 11:30 am

Aloha and congratulations to the entire team.
A special shout out to Gail, IMUA.

Posted by: Gene on 2/15/2013 at 10:38 am

Congratulations Billy and team!  Here’s to joining you next time…

Posted by: matt wilburn on 2/15/2013 at 10:31 am

Congratulations from New Hampshire!

Cathy & Ally Young

Posted by: Cathy Young on 2/15/2013 at 9:35 am

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