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The cold world of skimo & alpine climbing

The cold world of skimo & alpine climbing

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Heros! Charlie Porter 1951-2014


"Charlie Porter has died in Punta Arenas, Chile after heart problems.

Already famous for hard first ascents in Yosemite, in 1975 he soloed a first ascent on Mt Asgard on Baffin Island and in 1976 made the first solo ascent of the Cassin Ridge on Denali, in 36hrs.

Charlie had spent the last decades based out of the deep south of Chile, running various yachts for scientists and climbers. He avoided the spotlight, but continued his adventures."

Vale Charlie Porter.

El Cap, Moose Tooth, Polar Circus, solo on the Cassin .

God's Speed Charlie.

From: Rock and Ice, 1993 by Mark Chapman and George Bracksieck.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Unusual but brave way of life/ Climb.