Rest In Peace- Glen Dawson Leaves Us at 103

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Roots

Mountain climber
Tustin, CA
Apr 6, 2016 - 12:16pm PT
Legendary!

RIP
peg-o-saurus

Social climber
Ubiquitous
Apr 6, 2016 - 01:12pm PT
What a legacy! To accomplish half as much would fill a life for most people.
Gunkie

Trad climber
Valles Marineris
Apr 6, 2016 - 01:20pm PT
Spectacular man.
SwifterA

Social climber
CA
Apr 6, 2016 - 04:15pm PT
Nothing here that hasn't been posted already but it shows how widely Glen was known and admired.

Also, interesting to note that John Cleare has updated Snowdonia!

Hiya Bob

Trusting all goes well with you and you still have good memories from your trip over here last year.

Im attaching a recent cutting from our newspaper which I think should interest you.
I was surprised to find it because Glen was not known over here except to a very few aficionados, although the Obits Editor who I know is intrigued by climbers and such people.
Doubtless youll have known Glen, he must have been quite a character, and 103 isnt a bad score to run up !

Perhaps you recall that at that Dinner last year Terry mentioned that I was working on a new 50th Anniversary edition of my 1966 book Rock Climbers in Action in Snowdonia.
Despite many problems I was out of action for much of the year after my wife went down with Lyme Disease ( shes fine now ) I managed to self-publish the new book in January.
A fatter book with new layouts and an extra 60 pictures that got away back in 66. It was an interesting exercise publishing it myself.
Im selling it very low key but its ticking over nicely, attracting excellent reviews and will hopefully cover its costs in due course.
What has been encouraging is finding how many young climbers are interested in those 60s years when it was all so different from today but of course the climbs are still there to aspire to.

All good wishes
John
pk_davidson

Trad climber
Albuquerque, NM
Apr 9, 2016 - 12:51pm PT
Bump for one of the legends.

Steve, that opening photo is stellar.
Such a historical image of such rare talent in one photo.
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Apr 10, 2016 - 01:20pm PT
Bump
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
May 2, 2016 - 11:00am PT
Bump
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Jan 23, 2019 - 10:27am PT
Bump
Largo

Sport climber
The Big Wide Open Face
Jan 23, 2019 - 02:03pm PT
Phenomenal pioneer. The experiences he had! Condolences to Glen and his family.
mooch

Trad climber
Tribal Base Camp (Riverkern Annex)
Jan 23, 2019 - 02:43pm PT
Saw this thread pop up.....almost 3 years late. Glen helped me, to the best of his memory, regarding Walter Starr Jr. and the search teams effort to find him. We went over several documents he had kept and compared them to Alsup's book 'Missing In The Minaret'. I made several trip over to his assisted living apartment on Lake St, from 2002 to 2008. He deserves a large part of the credit for assisting us in getting the Stanford Alumni Association to donate a 37 lb bronze plaque (which we place up on Michael Minaret in 2003, in honor of Walter Starr Jr.) and a grant from the American Alpine Institute for getting it placed and compiling research on "Pete" Starr's final resting spot.

http://www.climber.org/reports/2003/1205.html


Glen was a humble guy and always admired the climbers of today. Good stories: the FA of the 'Mechanics Route' on Tahquitz, his favorite climb - East Buttress of Whitney, and his memories of "grumpy" Norman Clyde. I'll miss you Glen and our friendship.


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