Friday, June 4, 2010

Charlie Porter/Excalibur

Off the grid and into the wild

Nothing in Yosemite Climber has inspired me as much as the photo of Charlie Porter on the first ascent of Excalibur. A single, quiet man venturing into the massively intimidating architecture above. It´s the stuff of dreams. Charlie was the person I wanted most to have involved in this project but sadly I never found a way to get the book to him. By all accounts, he is a first-rate adventurer and a gentleman as well, and his routes have stood the test of time like few others. If you´re out there, Charlie, please get in touch!

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