20, 2004 marks the twenty year anniversary of Phil
Ershler's 1984 historical ascent becoming the first
American to climb the north wall of Mt. Everest.
Throughout the past 20 years he has accomplished many
firsts and is recognized as a world re-nown guide who
takes people mountain climbing all over the world.
In 1989, Phil reached the
summit of Kangchenjunga via the north side, the world's third highest peak.
During that same year, 1989, he became one of only a handful of mountaineers
to climb the Seven Summits, the highest peak on each continent. In 1990, he
just missed the summit of K2 via the north ridge by a couple of hundred
Mt. Rainier in Seattle stands
14,410 feet, Phil has climbed it successfully over 420 times. Mt. McKinley in
Alaska stands 20,320 feet, Phil has stood on the summit 24 times. Most of the
preceding successes have been while leading guided climbs.
In 2001, Phil set out to
climb Everest again, this time with his wife. Unfortunately they had to turn
around just 1,400 feet from the summit. Determined to reach the top, they
returned to Everest in 2002 and successfully reached the summit and became the
first couple to climb the Seven Summits together. On that day, Phil became
the first person to ever climb the Seven Summits twice.
Throughout the years,
has touched many lives and has made it possible for thousands of people to
reach their dreams. At age 53, he is still guiding and climbing strong
and serves as a great inspiration for us all.
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