Casarotto Solitaire

Posted on: December 1, 2003

Renato Casarotto's tend and tracks from his 1984 solo ascent of the Rige of No Return (Alaska Grade 6, 3800m) The west face of Mt. Hunter is visible in the background. According to Jonathan Waterman, author of High Alaska, the route climbed "the most difficult and extensively corniced ridge on Denali." The climb was not without its challenges; Casarotto took a thirty-meter fall on the route and fell into a crevasse on the walk out. [Photo] Tommy Caldwell

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