Photo courtesy of Ian Parnell
Phil Packer, 38, uses a specially-made harness to pull himself up El Capitan at Yosemite National Park. The disabled British veteran climbed the 3,500-foot granite monolith to help raise money for the charity Help for Heroes.
Photo courtesy of Ian Parnell Phil Packer, 38, uses a specially-made harness to pull himself up El Capitan at Yosemite National Park. The disabled British veteran climbed the 3,500-foot granite monolith to help raise money for the charity Help for Heroes. Merced Sun-Star
Photo courtesy of Ian Parnell Phil Packer, 38, uses a specially-made harness to pull himself up El Capitan at Yosemite National Park. The disabled British veteran climbed the 3,500-foot granite monolith to help raise money for the charity Help for Heroes. Merced Sun-Star

Mariposa & Yosemite

June 12, 2009 1:00 AM

Mission accomplished: Briton, paralyzed in Iraq war, pulls himself up El Capitan for charity

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