Outdoor Slide Show Benefits Cancer Research

October 21, 2008
Mountain climber
Renowned mountain guide Dawn Glanc has conquered some of North America's most challenging peaks. (Dan Taylor Photo)

Well-known mountain guide Dawn Glanc, a member of the 2008 expedition for the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, will present a free slide show on the expedition at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, in Room 133 of the University of Wyoming Classroom Building.

"The Big Expedition for Cancer Research" participants climbed peak 8290, an unclaimed peak in the Fairweather Range of Alaska. The expedition shows that seemingly impossible challenges are attainable and that they can lead to successes -- such as finding a cure for cancer.

Glanc, 32, originally from Brunswick, Ohio, attended Black Hills State University where she obtained a bachelor's degree in outdoor recreation in 1998. Upon graduation she moved to Bellingham, Wash., and became a mountain guide with America Alpine Institute. She has climbed some of North America's most challenging peaks.

For the past two years, Glanc has led three Denali expeditions. Most recently she won second place in the women's division of the Ouray Ice Festival.

Her presentation is sponsored by Academic Affairs, the Outdoor Program and Mountain Hardwear. For more information about the expedition visit www.fhcrc.org/bigexpedition/ or call (307) 766-2402.

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