Wow, this just showed up in my email.
Here I am in 1998, 21 years ago, interviewing Glen Dawson, the first climber I photographed for what became The Climbers book two decades later. Look how bright eyed and bushy tailed I look. I had no idea then what this project would turn in to.
Glen had a very long, rich life. He began climbing in the Sierra Nevada in the 1920s and was one of the best California rock climbers of the era. He was on the first ascent of the East Face of Mt. Whitney in 1931 as well as numerous other first ascents in the Sierra. He also climbed in Mexico, Canada, Germany, Wales and Italy, all before World War 2. Then he went to the war where he was climbing and ski instructor for the 10th Mountain Division in Colorado and Italy. He earned a Bronze Star for combat in northern Italy.
His father opened Dawson’s Books in Los Angeles in 1905. After the war Glen dealt in antiquarian books through the family book shop.
Glen was born in 1912 and died in 2016 at 103 years of age.
Thanks Peter Orth for the photo. He went with me to Glen’s house in Pasadena that day. Glen was moving out and locking the door right after we left. He’d lived there for 57 years. His wife needed to live in a nursing home and he was moving with her.Read More
I'm doing a book talk in my hometown of Charlotte, NC on Thursday May 24th at The Light Factory and NBC affiliate WCNC pried me out of bed yesterday morning to discuss it:Read More
Photo District News talks with me about 'The Climbers' in their March 2018 print issue, on newsstands now.
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I was hoping my debut in the New York Post would have a headline at least as juicy as “Headless Body in Topless Bar” but still happy to be in the rag that nobody admits to reading.Read More
Amazon's Omnivoracious book blog talks to me about The Climbers:Read More
December 19: ABC's Good Morning America show picks The Climbers as one of their top books to buy for Christmas.Read More
"In the 1990s, after more than a decade of climbing in the Sierra Nevada, Jim Herrington embarked on a journey to photograph some of the most formidable mountaineers of the past generation. In this episode, rock-and-roll photographer Herrington discusses his recently released coffee-table book The Climbers and some of the stories from behind the scenes. Plus, a tribute to Fred Beckey."
Listen here: http://alpinist.libsyn.com
I talked with WBUR Boston's Martin Kessler about my book The Climbers on National Public Radio.
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While in London last week I talked about The Climbers with Robert Bound and Tom Edwards on Monocle 24, Monocle Magazine’s internet radio program.
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Climbing Magazine recommends The Climbers.Read More
I talk about my book The Climbers on BBC World News, November 22, 2017.Read More
"20 years of gorgeous photos by Mr. Herrington. A gift of beauty and grit.”
— The Wall Street Journal, Nov. 16, 2017.Read More
Interview with Natalie Berry at UKClimbing.com.Read More
The Climbers won the Grand Prize at the Banff Film & Book Festival last night, as well as winning the 'Mountaineering History' category.
I was speechless but still had to make a speech. Thanks everyone!Read More
The fine gentlemen at The Project Magazine have given me a Part 2 to the book review they did last week for The Climbers.Read More
Very honored that David Roberts gave a glowing review of The Climbers in Sierra Magazine.