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Mt. McKinley: Nugent & Team Move to 17,000’

June 29, 2015 5:20 pm PST

Hey there, it’s Billy checking in from Camp 5 on Denali at over 17,000 ft.  Our crew made the move today.  We got up super early this morning and made great time moving up the West Buttress. We’re settled in now at High Camp.  We spent some time, improving one of the campsites and building some walls.  And now everybody’s snug up in their sleeping bag hanging out in their tents. We’re sort of chilling and filling with food and water. We are hoping for a good patch of weather in the next few days so we can maybe take a crack at the summit. Yeah, that’s all for now. Everyone is psyched and doing extremely well.  We will check in again tomorrow and let you know what happens.

RMI Guide Billy Nugent


RMI Guide Billy Nugent calls in from Camp 5 on Denali.

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Comments (11)

Hope you summited today. You’ve been in my thoughts all day

Posted by: Stacey on

Incredible progress - keep it up!!!  Hopefully the “Jim jokes” (ask him to tell you the joke about the bell ringer) aren’t ruining everyone’s time up there.  Looking forward to updates from the summit…

Posted by: Jessica LaTorre on

Unbelievable!!! Be safe! Xox

Posted by: Katelynn on

Hi Rhonda! you rock!!! You and the Team are truly an inspiration. Keep up the good work and GOOD LUCK,
Sue Mamer

Posted by: Sue Mamer on

Kevin,
You’re all about to enter into elite company when you summit, there’s 7 billion people on earth and according to my calculations that puts you in the top 0.000002142857143% of people that have managed to ascend to the Summit of Mt. Mckinley. Wish you all a successful, safe and incredible summit. It’ll be a heck of a bash when you’re back in town.
Sven

Posted by: Sven on

Doug Ole Buddy,

OK, today is the day for the lollypop. I will have mine tonight as promised.

Be safe,
Mother Goose

Posted by: John Newland on

kevin were so pleased that your progressing so well.we are so very proud love mom and dad

Posted by: MARK AND HELEN WALSH on

Beautiful! Glad to hear everything is going so well.
Betty

Posted by: elizabeth williams on

Kevin ... any luck on that mitten?

Posted by: Sandy on

Wishes for good weather for the team…you’ve come so far, and the done so well!!

Doug - as you rest at high camp, preparing for the summit, take a moment to think of how far you have come…beyond just this mountain…and let yourself be amazed. This moment, this memory, will be with you forever…for soon, here there be dragons no more.
~Belladonna

Posted by: Belladonna on

Amazing!

Posted by: Alice on

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