June 27, 2009
Phil called from high camp at 17,000 feet. This is their second night at high camp. With him is guide Eben Reckord and 3 of the original group of 6 team members. The rest of the team descended with other guides due to time constraints. All is well with the group, and they are waiting for a summit opportunity. Phil sent the sat phone down with the descending members, so will not be able to call again until an opportunity arises to use another phone.
Hopefully the next message from Phil will be news that he is safely down with the team from a successful summit of the mountain.