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Dawn Glanc (pronounced, “Glance”) was born and raised in Brunswick, Ohio. After a few years at Kent State University, she moved to the Black Hills of South Dakota to pursue a degree in Outdoor Education. While at Black Hills State University, Dawn also discovered rock and ice climbing. After graduating in 1998 with a BS in Outdoor Education, Dawn
continued to climb and started down the road toward a career in the outdoors. In 2004, Dawn left the hills and went to the North Cascades to become a full time guide. She is now an American Mountain Guide Association Certified Rock and Alpine Guide. In 2011, Dawn became a year-round resident of Ouray, Colorado and is a co-owner of Chicks Climbing Skiing.

Dawn enjoys all types of climbing, however ice and mixed climbing is her specialty. She has first ascents on waterfall ice lines in Cody, Wyoming, and the western fjords of Iceland. She has also competed in the Ouray Ice Festival Competition, The Bozeman Ice Festival competition and the Vail Winter Games. Winning first place in the women’s division in Ouray multiple times.