A Bartlett Regional Hospital spokesperson says a climber who fell at Mendenhall Towers has died.
Ryan Johnson of Juneau and Marc-Andre Leclerc of British Columbia were presumed dead after a week long search when they didn’t return from an attempt to climb the Mendenhall Towers in March. Recovery efforts continued through the summer and fall.
Alaska State Troopers say ropes used by Ryan Johnson and Marc-Andre Leclerc were spotted in a cravasse on the north face of the Mendenhall Towers.
The skies cleared Tuesday morning, allowing Juneau Mountain Rescue volunteers to continue the search for two climbers missing since last week. A Juneau Mountain Rescue team took off shortly after 10 a.m. and will search as long as they can.
The search continues for two missing climbers who did not return from their ascent of the Mendenhall Towers last week. Winter weather has made it difficult for rescuers to search for Ryan Johnson of Juneau and Marc-Andre Leclerc of British Columbia on the Mendenhall Ice Field.