Norman Clyde

Norman Clyde

Posthumous, Norman Clyde (1885-1972) achieved more than 130 first ascents, many in California’s high Sierra and Yosemite.

He set a speed climbing record on Mount Shasta in 1923, where he climbed from Horse Camp (at 8,000 feet) to the summit (14,179 feet) in 3 hours and 17 minutes. In 1925, he completed 53 climbs in the Sierra Nevada. Clyde has 1,467 articles archived at the Bancroft Library at the UC-Berkeley. He was a guide, naturalist and author.

“In my 80s, I still prefer to sleep outside at my ranch house, in my sleeping bag, not a bed,” the Bancroft Library records him as saying.

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