Skip to content
Home » Archives for Stephen Venables

Stephen Venables

The Gloaming: Charlie Porter in Tierra del Fuego

“If you started climbing in the early 1970s, you couldn’t help being aware of the Porter phenomenon, the meteor that flashed so briefly across the climbing firmament only to vanish. I knew about the famous El Cap big-wall climbs with their evocative hippy names, and the legendary Mt. Asgard solo…But I met Charlie much later, completely out of context….”