Owen Glynne Jones (Explorer) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born

Owen Glynne Jones

Owen Glynne Jones was born 2 November 1867, St Mary Paddington MDX England to David Jones born about 1831, Llanegwad CMN Wales and Eliza Griffiths born 27 Dec 1838, Barmouth, Llanaber MER Wales. He died 28 August 1899, Dent Blanche, Switzerland.

About Owen Glynne Jones

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.


Among his mountaineering colleagues was Aleister Crowley.

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