Glenn finds a mentor who he’s sure will help him reach his potential as a criminal. He gets medical attention from a mob Doctor, robs another bank and goes back to Wenatchee and immediately starts a check forgery business. Escaping with Police on his heels he heads for the Georgia where he’s picked up for vagrancy and sentenced to 30 days on a chain gang. Is Glenn ready to change his ways as his mother has asked? No chance. This is just the beginning.
Glenn meets a mentor in the Washington State Reformatory and finds that education and boxing might be his way out. After release and having done time with adult criminals, Glenn’s skillset has broadened. Stealing a gun, robbing a cafe, a bank, and kidnapping a local man, Glenn’s back on track to becoming a career criminal. Running to Minneapolis, Glenn meets a man who will become his partner in crime, but will this guy lead Glenn to the dark places he could have never imagined?
Glenn is sent to the Washington State Training School where he’s beaten by both inmates and guards. After escape, he continues to pursue a career in crime. Kidnapping, armed robbery, extortion, stealing horses and a Police car all add up to being sentenced to 3-5 years in the State Reformatory an adult institution at Monroe Washington, Glenn was 14 year old and more than ever committed to becoming a career criminal.
Maurice Wilson is leaving the Rongbuk Monastery and heading for the slopes and the summit of Mount Everest. Will he finally be able to fulfill his destiny, prove his critics wrong and be the first person the stand on the summit on the highest place on earth?
Maurice Wilson emerges after 30 days of fasting and weeks in there Black Forest. After a long night of celebrating and conversation with friends, Maurice tells his horrified companions that he knows exactly what he needs to do to test his own faith and inspire the world. He will climb Mount Everest, alone.
Maurice climbs out of the darkness to find his reason to live, and or die trying. Maurice Wilson struggled to find his place in the world. He emigrated from England to New York, San Francisco, New Zealand and then back to London. In London, He met Leonard and Enid Evans a vivacious couple that befriended Maurice. Their relationship remains mysterious, but it’s thought it may have been a bit more than platonic. With the onset of serious health issues, Maurice consulted a man with a “miracle cure.” The cure worked, and it set in motion Maurice’s plans that would change his life and his hope to change the lives of people around the world.
Maurice Wilson was from Yorkshire, England. He was a decorated but damaged WWI veteran. In 1933 he became obsessed with Mount Everest and becoming the first man to stand upon its’ summit. His plan seemed reasonable. Fly a plane from England to Everest, land somewhere on the mountain and walk or climb to the summit. Maurice’s main obstacles were that he had no climbing experience and have never piloted a plane before. Why let details interfere with destiny?