Glen Dawson

American mountain climber

Glen Dawson (June 3, 1912 – March 22, 2016) was an American rock climber, mountaineer, antiquarian bookseller, publisher and environmentalist. He was born in California.

Glen Dawson
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Glen Dawson in the Sierra Nevada in 1931
Born3 June 1912
Died22 March 2016
OccupationRock climber, mountaineer

In 1929, Glen began serious mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada. On July 6, 1930, during the Sierra Club's annual High Trip, he first teamed up with Jules Eichorn to make the third ascent of Red-and-White Mountain in the Sierra.

Dawson died in Pasadena, California on March 22, 2016, aged 103.[1]


  1. "Legendary American Climber Glen Dawson Lives to 103: American Glen Dawson was a leading climber in the 1930s and died on March 22 at the age of 103". Gripped: The Climbing Magazine. March 23, 2016. Retrieved March 23, 2016.