Friday, June 4, 2010
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!