90 years ago, Orland Bartholomew was the first known person to do a solo winter ascent of Mount Whitney

Phil Bartholomew, the son of Orland Bartholomew, the first known person to do a solo winter ascent of Mount Whitney, talks about his father’s motivation and ordeals he faced in reaching the achievement in January of 1929.
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Phil Bartholomew, the son of Orland Bartholomew, the first known person to do a solo winter ascent of Mount Whitney, talks about his father’s motivation and ordeals he faced in reaching the achievement in January of 1929.

Carmen George is a features and news reporter for The Fresno Bee. Her stories have been recognized with Best of the West, George F. Gruner, and McClatchy President’s awards, and nine first or second place awards from the California News Publishers Association. She has a passion for sharing people’s stories to highlight issues and promote greater understanding.