Owen Glynne Jones

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Birthday
2, 1867
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Aug 28, 1899 (31)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
2, 1867
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Aug 28, 1899 (31)

About

Welsh mountaineer who became one of the first people to turn rock climbing into a sport. He is credited with the discovery of several routes in the Lake District in North West England.

Before Fame

He taught Physics at the City of London School and began his climbing career in 1888.

Trivia

He is the star of Alex Roddie's semi-fictional novel The Only Genuine Jones.

Family Life

He was the fourth of six sons born to David and Eliza Jones. He had one sister.

Associated With

Among his mountaineering colleagues was Aleister Crowley.