Live Elevation Profile

Monday, June 28, 2010

Up and down

Quite a lot of progress over the past couple of days. Looks like the team is now going up & down the mountain to haul gear up gradually, and also executing on the old rule - climb high, sleep low. The really good news is that we are now getting good amount of data from Heli's tracker and can keep a good eye on their progress :-)

There is a brief mention on the AMS blog about Heli's group (look for reference to Phil who is the lead guide) when they were hovering around 11,000 feet:

No mention on IMG's (Phil's company) website yet, but let's keep an eye on that one as well:


  1. IMG on Denali
    June 29, 2010

    IMG partner Phil Ershler called down on the sat phone from 14,000 to say that everything was going well for our team on Denali. Tomorrow they are planning to do a carry up to 17,000 feet. We have a couple other IMG guides, Eben Reckord and Greg Vernovage, also on the mountain right now, guiding trips for AMS, while Aaron Mainer and Mike Hamill came off recently with their Denali teams. Mike mentioned that he had just caught a 23 pound king salmon on light gear during his post-climb fishing expedition!

    –Eric Simonson