About Dawn Glanc

Dawn Glanc, pronounced "Glance", was born and raised in Brunswick Ohio. In 1996, at the age of 21, she moved to the Black Hills of South Dakota. This is where she learned to rock and ice climb. After 8 years in the hills, Dawn wanted to explore bigger mountains and more complex terrain. In 2004, Dawn moved to Bellingham Washington to begin a career as a Mountain Guide. Dawn is certified by the American Mountain Guide Association. She has guided clients of all ages, and clients with varying levels of abilities.   

Dawn is now based in Ouray Colorado. She is a Co-owner of Chicks Climbing and Skiing. Dawn is also serves as a Ouray City Councilor. Whenever possible, Dawn spends her time traveling  to different climbing destinations. Dawn has climbed all over the western United States, as well as Canada, France, Norway, Greece, Montenegro, Croatia, Sardinia and Iceland. Dawn has also competed in the Ouray Ice Festival Competition, winning the women’s division in 2009 and 2011. She also won first place at the 2012 Teva Winter Games. Dawn is sponsored by Outdoor Research, La Sportiva, Black Diamond, Blue Water Ropes and Julbo Sunglasses.


 Dawn Glanc ice climbing near La Grave France. photo by Dylan Taylor

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