June 22, 2009
Phil Ershler called in from 14,000′ on Denali at 11:00 a.m. on June 22 with the following report:
They have carried supplies to high camp at 17,000 feet, and are holding at the 14,000 foot camp, waiting for an improvement in weather. They would normally spend 4 days at 14,000 feet, so now are just about 3 days off the best possible time schedule. No reason for concern!
The weather is not bad up high, just not good. They will wait for a clearing trend and then move up to high camp in preparation for a summit attempt as soon as conditions look more favorable.