Ed Caesar (contributing staff writer to The New Yorker)
Phil had half a day to prepare me for a two-day solo hike in the Atlas mountains Morocco. He did so brilliantly–teaching me the rudiments of creating a shelter, making fire, orienteering, and making myself safe, in such a clear way that I couldn’t possibly forget. As a result, I had the most wonderful adventure. Phil is a deeply reassuring presence. He listens carefully, he understands your capabilities, he never speaks down to you, despite his wealth of experience. He’s brilliant fun, and you could trust him with your life.
The New Luxury Vacation: Being Dumped in the Middle of Nowhere https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/11/29/the-new-luxury-vacation-being-dumped-in-the-middle-of-nowhere