June 29, 2009
IMG Partner Phil Ershler called in from High Camp this morning after his team reached the summit! After a cruiser trip last year (right around 14 days) Phil and his team paid their dues while they waited out a barrage of storms. They spent over a week at 14,000ft as well as several days at High Camp (17,200ft)… but the waiting paid off! They’re hustling to get off the mountain while the flyin’s good… The sprint downhill has begun – luckily daylight in Alaska is in their favor!
Fellow IMG Guides Mike Hamill and Greg Vernovage who flew onto Denali well over a week after Phil and IMG Guide Eben Reckord caught up with Phil’s team at High Camp and are going for it now… Hope to know more tomorrow on their progress.
On a side note this was Phil’s 31st climb of Denali and is 26th summit! 26 for 31… pretty darn awesome!