"Cerro Torre" 16"x 20" framed print, $699
"Summit Day, Unknown Peak" 16"x 20" framed print, $699
8"x 10" framed print, $500
"Tibetan Monks" 8"x 10" framed print, $500
"Polaroid Transfers" 3"x 4" framed originals, $299 ea.
Set of 3 or More $250 ea.
"Summit Day, Everest" 16"x 20" framed print, $699
"Meili Snow Mountain" Deqin - Shangri La 16"x 20" framed print, $699
The Cruise, Black Canyon N.P., second free ascent '76 with Glenn Randall
Perilous Journey, near Boulder, CO, '77 second ascent
DNB, Middle Cathedral Rock, Yosemite, '77 solo
Casual Route, Longs Peak, CO, '78 second ascent, solo
Black Elk, Wind River Range, Wyoming, FA '80 with Jeff Lowe
7 Arrows, Chiefshead, Rocky Mountain N.P., FA '80 with John Harlin III
Diagonal Direct, Longs Peak CO, '80 FFA with Jeff Achey
Pale Fire, Moses, Canyonlands N.P., FFA '81 with Chip Chace
In Search Of Suds, Washerwomen Arch, Canyonlands N.P., FA '82 with Glenn Randall
La Dolce Vita, Longs Peak, Colorado, FA '84 with Renato Casarotto
King Of Swords, Longs Peak , Co, second ascent '85 with Jim Surette
Diamond Star Halo, Longs Peak, CO '86 FA with Kyle Copeland, Joe Burke
Zenyatta Entrada, Arches N.P., FA '86
The Promised Land, Canyonlands N.P., FA '88 with Sue Wint
Sunshine Daydream, Death Canyon, The Tetons, FA '89 with Alison Sheets
Flakes Route, Black Canyon N.P., '91 solo
Cerro Cathedral, Torres del Paine N. P. Chile, FA '92 with Catto, Gallagher and Kendall
The Shield, Yosemite, first hammerless ascent, '93 with Will Oxx and Xaxer Bongard
St. Exupery, Aguja Rafeal, and the west face of Poincenot, Patagonia, in 4 days, '95 with Rolando Garibotti
Sunlight Buttress, Kolob Canyons, Zion N.P., '95 FA with Ron Olevsky and Steve Johnson
Torre Norte, El Mocho, Torre de Media Luna. Patagonia, '97 with Steph Davis
Welcome to Patagonia, St. Exupery, Patagonia, FA '99 with Nate Martin
Alpine Climbing Highlights
The High Route, the Tetons, FA '77 with Steve Glenn
Supercouloir, Fitzroy, Patagonia, third ascent, '78 with Mike Munger
Walker Spur, Grande Jorasses, Alps, '79 with Peter Metcalf
The Shroud, Grand Jorasses, Alps, '79 solo
Matterhorn North Face, Switzerland, '79 with Nick Jones
Central Pillar of Freney, Mt. Blanc, Alps, '79 solo
Denali, West Buttress, Alaska, '80 with KC Craig
Bridelveil Falls and Ames Ice Hose, Colorado, '83 solo
Chacraraju Este, Cordillera Blanca, Peru, '85 solo
Bird Brain Boulevard, Ouray, Colorado, FA '86 with Jeff Lowe and Mark Wilford
Cayesh, West Face, Cordillera Blanca, Peru, FA '88 with Jon Arnow
Taulliraju, West Face, Cordillera Blanca, Peru, FA '88 solo
Illimani, West Face, Bolivia, FA Õ88 solo
Sipchu Kang, east summit, Shodu, Bhutan, '91 FA with John Roberson and Frank Babb
Eiger North Face, Direct Route, Switzerland, '92 solo
Slipstream, Canadian Rockies, '92 with Jon Arnow
Mustagh Ata, Xinjiang, China, FA western route, '94 solo
Siguniang Shan, Kham, Tibet, third ascent by new route, '94 solo
Forteleza, ( original route) Torres Del Paine N. P. Chile, '95 solo
Cerro Torre, Compressor Route, Patagonia, '96 with Gregory Crouch
Chola Shan I and II, Kham, Tibet, second ascent and FA '97 solo
Gurla Range, West Tibet, 2 6900 meter peaks, FA '97 with Tom and Quinn Simons and Soren Peters
Erkimkang, Langtang, Nepal, FA '99 solo
Cerro Torre, West Face, Patagonia, 2000, with Jim Surette
Cho Oyu, Original Route, Tibet, 2000 with Laura Bakos
Shishapangma, South Face - British Route, Tibet, 2000 with Christine Boskoff
Everest 2002 Summit as the Mountain Madness expedition leader.
Charlie Fowler was a professional photographer, filmmaker and writer from Norwood, Colorado. A climber for almost 35 years, he ascended many of the world's most difficult peaks. Charlie explored and pioneered new routes on rock, ice and mountains in the Andes, the Himalaya, North America and Europe.
"The final passage on Charlie Fowler's website was typically unadorned in style. On October 3, 2006, he wrote that at the end of the week, I will be traveling to China and Tibet for a two-month exploratory journey. I will be pretty much out of touch so don't bother e-mailing me until sometime in December. He might have the chance to post on his blog, he noted, but even that is unlikely.
A few days later Fowler boarded a plane with his partner, Christine Boskoff, for the rugged mountains of Sichuan Province on the Chinese/Tibetan frontier.
On December 27, a body, mostly buried in snow, was found at the 5,300-meter level on the slopes of Genyen, a 6,000-plus-meter peak in the remote eastern reaches of Sichuan.
The next day, the body. wearing crampons, blue gaiters and gray plastic boots, and bearing an ice axe with a snapped pick. was determined to be Fowler's. The disposition and whereabouts of Boskoff is undetermined, though she is presumed dead. A day later the search was called off due to incoming snow and accompanying avalanche hazard.
That Charlie Fowler would meet his end while doing what he loved is no huge surprise given the sheer volume of his climbing. At age 52, he'd racked up three and a half decades of it, and had carried his quiet air of a seasoned survivor from hard rock to the high-risk games of alpine climbing and soloing.
Says Mike Benge, who penned the only profile ever written of Fowler, Charlie was as close as anyone to the 365-day-per-year climber. He got in more pitches, peaks and trips than anybody I know. He was in the same league as someone like Alex Lowe. (Lowe died in an avalanche in 1999.)
Some of Fowler's most noteworthy ascents were with no rope: he soloed David Breashears' technical Eldo scarefest Perilous Journey (5.11d X), the loose Flakes Route (5.10) on the 1,500-foot walls of the Black Canyon, and the 1,800-meter Direct North Face of the Eiger. Fowler's more conventional climbing resume is mind-blowing, 8,000-meter peaks like Everest without oxygen (and without actually using an ice axe), 5.13 rock, hard bouldering, A4 big walls and myriad first ascents: free, aid, ice and alpine.
"Tibetan Dancers" 16"x 20" framed print, $699
Charlie's Rockclimbing Highlights