Marc Leclerc, closure & memorial

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It is with great sadness we update this page. Juneau Mountian Rescue along with many experienced Alpinists, friends and family have been on an exhaustive search for Marc’s Andre Leclerc and Ryan Johnson. These two World Class climbers and incredible human beings, were determined overdue on Wed 7, after climbing a new route on the North Face of the Main Tower in the Mendenhall Towers. On Tuesday March 13 their efforts determined that Marc and Ryan are sadly no longer with us.
Marc’s father Serge shares his personal message to us below.

“To all of our friends near and far who have been supporting us and praying for Marc André I wanted you all to hear it from me first hand before it’s in the news. Sadly we have lost 2 really great climbers and I lost a son I am very proud of. Thank you for the support during this difficult time. My heart is so broken...Part of me is gone with him...
Our family appreciates all of your prayers and we would like to ask for a time of privacy as we come to grip with these devastating developments... Marc-André was an amazing, loving man and he has touched many lives in so many ways. He will be remembered and loved forever. I know he is with our Lord and I will be with him again one day. ❤️”

All support for this page will now go to the family and Marc’s partner Brette to manage and deal with the multitude of items they now have in front of them. As well as much needed respite and closure costs they will endure, given the circumstances of Marc and Ryan’s passing in the current location.

Thank you to everyone for all your messages and contribution. Our community is strong and we will get though this as a loving collective. Our gratitude goes to the Juneau Mountian rescue for all the effort and care they gave to search.

I received this message from a mentor of Marc’s tonight. Speaks to who Marc was for so many.

“I gotta say, I loved that young guy, almost like my kids. his energy and enthusiasm were unparalleled, and infectious. his skills were amazing, of course, but that wasn't what made MA special - it was his ability to 'see' possibilities where no one else could even begin to imagine.”

Arcteryx, Marc’s sponsor has been by the families side and doing everything possible to help. Thank you Justin and John, as well as all the friends, and outdoor community who have helped in so many ways.

Please do not send news inquires to this page. All inquires should be sent to John Irvine John.irvine@arcteryx.com he has been appointed as spokesperson for the family.

Please also see Ryan’s page and support Ryan’s son Milo, and family who will need our support and love.


March 10, 2018

Nathan and I have created this page to help support Marc’s family and friends and his partner Brette travel to Alaska to search for Marc Andre Leclerc and Ryan Johnson. Both climbers did not return as planned from their climb in the In Alaska and due back Wed.

As the days go on the need increases to help with search efforts, travel expenses and bills that need to be covered as they are away from home.

Today Juneau Mountian search and rescue managed to get up in the air. We are waiting for word and are so very thankful for their commitment and hard work.

See article below from local news.

Search and rescue officials are looking for two experienced climbers who are overdue to return from a climbing trip in Juneau. George "Ryan" Johnson, a 34-year-old Juneau man, and Marc-Andre Leclerc of British Columbia were dropped off near the Mendenhall Towers on Juneau's Mendenhall Ice Field on Sunday, Alaska State Troopers said in a written statement. The two men last communicated with family and friends Monday after climbing to the top of the towers. They had planned to return to Juneau via the West Mendenhall Glacier Trail by Wednesday evening.


Please help with what ever you can. We are a connected outdoor community who can, these men are our men. Thank you for caring and making a difference.

Your contribution will help in many ways right now.

I am updating this page daily as I receive word and information from them.

Thank you for your love, prayers and support.

Nathan and Treya
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Amazing post on Marc’s dad Facebook page of family and friends flying into the mountains. Just incredible views then... seeing Marc and Ryan skies. All your support helped to make this happen. I know it made such a difference for Everyone to get up there.

Thank you everyone♥️
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The life of this amazing man.
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Never regret, Marc lived a big bold life. We will never forget his amazing contribution to the world.
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