© Jim Herrington
Born in 1912 Glen Dawson was a prolific California rock climber in the 1920s and 1930s. His most notable climb was the first ascent of the East Face of Mt. Whitney with Jules Eichorn, Norman Clyde and Robert Underhill in 1931.
He lived to the ripe old age of 100. He died a week after I took this photo of him at his home high in the mountains above Lake Como in Italy. One of the greatest mountain climbers of all time.