Ryan Johnson Closure & Milo Fund

World class alpinists and wonderful human beings Ryan Johnson (Juneau, Alaska) and Marc Andre LeClerc (Squamish, BC) went missing after climbing a cutting edge new route on the North Face of Main Tower in the Mendenhall Towers. They were determined overdue Wednesday March 7th. There was been an active search effort going since Thursday March 8th. As of Tuesday March 13th SAR and climber/alpinist and family efforts have determined that Ryan and Marc are no longer with us. 

Marc's family has developed a GoFundMe to assist with the search and getting Canada based friends and family to Juneau to be together at this difficult time.


The Ryan and Milo GoFundMe was originally developed to support: (1) Getting other alpinists with experience in the Mendenhalls up to assist with potential ground search, (2) Assist with defraying costs of privately funded heli hours for search, (3) Assist with Care/Life/College fund for Ryan's 2.5 year old son Milo in a worst case scenario.

As of Tuesday March 13th, this GoFundMe was updated to reflect the loss of Ryan and Marc, with priorities reflecting the original intention of the Ryan and Milo campaign in worst case scenario.

Ryan was as equally passionate about family and fatherhood as he was about alpinism.

Funds from this campaign will now go to: (1) Assist family and friends with closure and costs related to Ryan's passing, (2) Assist with Care/Life/College fund for Ryan's 2.5 year old son Milo who will be missing his father and father's emotional and financial support intensely.

Thank you for helping in whatever way you can. Your caring and contributions will truly make a difference in this difficult time.

Thanks again for your support and encouragement.

Samuel H Johnson - Seward, Alaska

A Friend and Alpine Climbing Partner of Ryan Johnson

  • Brian Glynn 
    • $150 
    • 22 mos
  • Alex Martinac 
    • $100 
    • 29 mos
  • Yan Lin 
    • $50 
    • 36 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 37 mos
  • Aaron Armstrong 
    • $60 
    • 37 mos
See all

Organizer and beneficiary

Samuel H Johnson 
Juneau, AK
Ruth Johnson 
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