Mt. McKinley: Nugent & Team’s Hard Work Pays Off with a Reward

Posted by: Billy Nugent, Kel Rossiter | May 25, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 14,200'

Billy here checking in from Camp IV at 14,200’ after a strong showing from our team on a big move up. We enjoyed mostly clear skies and incredibly strong sun on the way up from our previous camp at 11,000’. In fact, the sun was a little too strong; while the ambient temperature hovered in the teens we felt like we were boiling for the majority of our climb. It’s amazing what a little radiation can do. After all our hard work we were rewarded with an easy move-in to Mike Walter’s recently vacated camp. Sometimes you just get lucky. The high pressure is supposed to stick around through the extended forecast so we aim to keep on chipping away…


RMI Guide Billy Nugent

Mt. McKinley's 14K Camp. Photo: RMI Collection

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Go Derek!! Myself and Jr are so proud of you!!mom and pop are praying for ye every day xxx

Posted by: Lisa oz on 5/25/2013 at 6:54 pm

I’m so proud!  Yall are gettin it done.

Posted by: Kristen on 5/25/2013 at 6:00 pm

Happy Birthday Pete! Enjoy your birthday cake Oreo’s! You and the team are doing awesome!

Posted by: Brenda Bos on 5/25/2013 at 4:27 pm

Craig, sounds like progress there. Woke up to 50 degrees here this morning…cold enough to stun a sea turtle.  Hope that balmy weather continues for you….on to the top!  Enjoy every minute!

Posted by: Jean Beasley on 5/25/2013 at 12:02 pm

Awesome! Keep up the great work Aaron and all. Many people here in DC are keeping an eye on your climb and wishing you a great trip. Can’t wait to hear all about it.

Posted by: Kristan Uhlenbrock on 5/25/2013 at 11:09 am

You go Bob, Awesome weather for climbing. Getting closer and on to the top. Love You To the rest of you get that Mountain. Hope the weather holds out til the end of the climb down and enjoy.

Posted by: Judy Blaisdell on 5/25/2013 at 10:44 am

Wow, Craig, enjoy the balmy weather.  We’re shivering here in CT - it’s raining & 40 degrees!

Posted by: Shelley on 5/25/2013 at 9:47 am

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