Owen Glynne Jones


Birthday November 2, 1867

Birth Sign Scorpio

Birthplace England

DEATH DATE Aug 28, 1899 (31)

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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.


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.