25 February 2014
Charlie Porter, famous soloist, one of the bset climber in '70s, dies from heart problem in Punta Arenas, Chile.
Born in Massachusetts in 1951, became a legend in Yosemite thanks a incredible series of solo ascent. Zodiac in 1972, Mescalito and Tangerine Trip in 1973 and Excalibour in 1975 are some of his greatest climb. But Charlie didn't incredible only in his country; on Mount Asgard, spent 10 days on the wall go realized the solo ascent. In 1976 on Denali did the first solo of Cassin Ridge and in Canada was the first to climb in this style the Polar Circus icafall.
A example, today more than ever, of a real solo hero.