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He was the best alpinist of his generation, a quiet, unassuming Canadian known for bold ascents of some of the world’s most iconic peaks. At the age of 25, he traveled to Alaska to join climber Ryan Johnson for a first ascent outside Juneau. They never came back, and a frantic nine-day search left more questions than answers.
Climbing and life partner interviewed on eve of “The Alpinist” premiere recalls his process, extensive visualization, and the energy she called The Storm.
We caught up with filmmaker Austin Siadak to talk soloing, climbing Torre Egger with Marc, and his favorite part of The Alpinist.
A team of Brette Harrington, Quinten Roberts, and Horacio Gratton made the first ascent of Marc-André’s Visión, a line that Marc-André Leclerc first spotted two years before his death.
A look back on the lives of Marc-André Leclerc and Ryan Johnson, who disappeared in Alaska's Mendenhall Towers after summiting a new route.
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