Eric Simonson and George Dunn have written a wonderful tribute to Phil Ershler's 25th Everest Anniversary. October 20, 2009 marks 25 years since Phil made the first American ascent of the North Face of Everest. Read more about it here.
Phil was and is a great mentor to me. He gave me my first gig as an international mountain guide and continues to be an inspiration and an advisor.