My suggestion is this:
This current situation forms the majority if this scene. Once we have played out and resolved this encounter, we can end the scene and skip ahead to the next scene (I’ll write it up tomorrow evening). The next scene will be after the hike to the hill – the point where we start setting up the equipment. We don’t need to play out the hike as it could be relatively straightforward and to be honest could get tedious if we did. We also need to move things along if we are going to resolve this mission before next shift.
I’d suggest adapting your plan though @abdullahderin. Splitting the team is going to complicate matters RP-wise. I would say a general rule is we always stick together to make things easier to play out.