Emily Gantner

Emily Gantner was born and raised in the Metro Detroit area and now calls the Upper Peninsula her home. In 2014, Emily started attending college at Northern Michigan University where she studied Outdoor Recreation Leadership and Management.

Emily started ice climbing in 2017 when she took one of Bill Thompson’s ice climbing classes through NMU and instantly fell in love! In her senior year of college, Emily did her internship with the Michigan Ice Festival and continues to guide today.

In the summer months, you can find Emily swimming or paddling on Lake Superior. When the temps begin to drop, Emily moves over to Munising to spend all her free time climbing all the ice she can!