August 13, 2009
Phil has called in a couple times but the Sat phone connection was too rough to understand what he said… He called in again today to say that they’re off the mountain in Terskol, Russia spending their last day in the Caucasuses.
Some or all of the team must have summitted as Phil mentioned that they celebrated the last of Chris Burrows’ 7 summits! An amazing achievement which Phil recognized by presenting Chris an IMG embroidered Outdoor Research Mithril Jacket. A small gesture for all the hard work and countless hours training, but a nice token of congratulations nonetheless.
The team will head to Moscow early tomorrow and spend the afternoon and part of the following day touring the city. They’ll catch a flight back to the states shortly there after.
Sounds like another successful trip to Russia – but we’ll wait to get the concrete details in a day or two.