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Ryan Johnson Closure & Milo Fund

$62,544 of $65,000 goal

Raised by 773 people in 4 months
Created March 12, 2018
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.

https://www.gofundme.com/592fn8w

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

These funds will go to support costs related to closure for the family (service/funeral) and to a financial trust to be used for costs related care and education of Milo, Ryan's 2.5 year old son in the absence of financial support from his father Ryan.

The administration of this campaign will be transferred to Ruth Johnson, Milo's grandmother who is working with attorneys and an investor to establish funds for Milo's care.














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Hey Gang!

We're doing so well we decided it could make sense to bump up our goal one more time to 65k. Thanks so much for everyone's support, it will be instrumental in this time of need.
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Hi All! Thanks to everyone for their generous donations and encouragement. As we near our final goal of 60, 000 for the Milo fund, please consider sharing with friends. Every dollar will help with closure costs for the family, and help Milo in the absence of his loving father's financial support.

All the best, and thanks again!

Samuel Johnson, Ryan's friend and climbing partner.
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From the Aurora Projekt Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/Aurora-Projekt-111493205530459/

"Many of you know by now. But we lost a very good friend here in Juneau last week. Ryan Johnson and his climbing partner Marc-Andre Leclerc were found in a crevasse, days after they succeeded in establishing a new route on the North face of the Mendenhall Towers. AP was asked to make some shirts and stickers with all proceeds going to Ryan's kid Milo and his mother, Maggie. Sydney Akagi and I did a collab. on the design and the shirts are hot off the press as of last night:

Go to: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TongassFitness and order up. Thank you to Logan Logan Lott, Ryan's business partner at Tongass Fitness and Rosie Ainza for putting this together."
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It is with great sadness that we update this page tonight.

This afternoon after much effort by family, friends, Juneau Mountain Rescue and associated assistance we determined that we have lost Ryan and Marc Andre after their completion of a stunning first ascent on the North face of Main Mendenhall Tower.

These world class alpinists and warm human beings will be sorely missed as is evident by the deep love of their families and friend and the climbing community.

Ryan was as equally passionate about 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 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.





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Created March 12, 2018
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