Marc-André Leclerc on Patagonian Climbing

Itching for solitude and adventure, Marc-André Leclerc disappeared to Patagonia and found solace on an ice soloing bender in the Southern Hemisphere’s winter.

By Hayden Carpenter | September 14th, 2015

Marc-André Leclerc talks about how he got into climbing, his first time to Patagonia, and soloing the Corkscrew (5.10d, A1) on Cerro Torre.

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Remembering Ryan Johnson: A Visionary and a Dreamer

Ryan Johnson, 34, died in the Mendenhall Towers, outside Juneau, Alaska, sometime in the days following March 5, 2018. He had just completed a first ascent on the North Face of the Main Tower with his partner, Marc-André Leclerc, who also died on the descent. Below, Samuel Johnson (unrelated) remembers his close friend and partner Ryan—his achievements, his passion, his warmth, his kindness.

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Coloradans Dominate at 2018 North American Ice Climbing Championships

Warm conditions put an interesting spin on the speed comp, but the 32 athletes at the Championships made the most of it.

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Ueli Steck on Launching into the Void on Annapurna’s South Face

“I was completely detached from the world below. There was nothing but climbing. No goal, no future, no past. I was climbing in the here and now. One swing of the ice axe after the other, one step after the other.”

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