We got a call a couple of hours ago (sorry I was in town away from the computer) that Joerg, Kelly and Eric climbed out of the upper portion of the West Rib and onto the broad summit plateau at about 2:00pm AK time. This would have put them on the summit an hour or so ago, but we have not heard confirmation of this quite yet.
There are two other Mountain Trip teams headed to the top via the West Buttress, so we have plenty of support on the upper mountain. The report from 14,200′ was that it was hot and sunny all day today, without a breath of wind. It looks like they hit a perfect summit day! We’ll post more when we hear from the team.