Sunday, October 19, 2008
AAI Guide Dawn Glanc Receives AMGA President's Award
Each year, the President of the AMGA selects someone in recognition of their guiding, their skill, and their love of the mountains. This President's Award is presented at the Award Ceremony, which takes place each year at the American Mountain Guides Association annual meeting. Other awards presented are the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Outstanding Guide Award. (In 2006, AAI Guide Tim Connelly won the Outstanding Guide Award.)
Dawn Glanc, along with three other climbers (Matt Farmer, Kevin Mahoney, and Bayard Russell) was awarded for her commitment and contribution to the profession of mountain guiding through her effort on The Big Expedition for Cancer Research. The Big Expedition was intended to show that seemingly insurmountable challenges are attainable and that they can lead to successes - such as finding a cure for cancer.