Mt. McKinley: Billy Nugent and Team Build Walls

Posted by: Billy Nugent, Kel Rossiter | May 23, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 11,000'

There’s a great German game show called “Stackenblocken” where contestants arrange objects on a desk at right angles. A judge then comes out with a framing square and a riding crop to punish the contestants who cannot make their desk “Stackenblocken”. Well, the weather has been so sunny and warm here at 11 camp that the wall surrounding our camp was indeed no longer “Stackenblocken” and in fact leaned to the point where it comically collapsed… Fortunately for us there was no judge with a jockey’s disposition and the blocks remained intact. We were actually able to rebuild it in a few quick minutes; turns out its not so hard on the second go around when all your materials are ready-made.

On another note, the team also spent a bit of the day retrieving our cached food and fuel from the 9,600’ camp. We made such short work of our back carry that it really felt like a rest day. Good times!

More about our intrepid crew as our adventure unfolds…

RMI Guide Billy Nugent

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Wow, so beautiful, good luck all, have a great time. Can’t wait to see you all at the top. You go Bob very proud of you.

Posted by: Judy Blaisdell on 5/24/2013 at 9:44 am

Absolutely beautiful pics. Sky looks awesome. Good Luck to all. Peace be with you.

Posted by: Robbin Everitt on 5/23/2013 at 11:39 am

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