|Charlie Porter, solo, Baffin Island, 1975.|
He ran out of food and hiked back 10 days on frostbitten feet.
Charlie Porter, an Adventurer Who Reshaped Climbing, Is Dead at 63 - NYTimes.com:
When Charlie Porter showed up in the Yosemite Valley in the early 1970s and started forging new climbing routes up the famously imposing monolithic rock wall known as El Capitan, he was something of a mystery man, a stranger to the clubby group of mostly Californians who had made Yosemite the center of the climbing world.
He was from the East somewhere — Massachusetts, it turned out — and he had not grown up in the sport the way just about every other accomplished climber had, but his skills seemed otherworldly.
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