Marc Andre Leclerc was a well-known alpinist and rock climber. He is also best known for his solo mountain climbing.
What is the Net Worth of Marc Andre Leclerc?
Marc Andre Leclerchas a Net worth of $5 Million. He earned his wealth as an alpinist and rock climber.
Sources of Income
How much does Marc Andre Leclerc Earn?
Monthly Earnings – $40K
Yearly Earnings – $400 K
Net worth in the last 5 years
Marc Andre Leclerc Bio
|Real Name||Marc Andre Leclerc|
|Nick Name||Marc Andre|
|DOB||10 October 1992|
|Birthplace||Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada.|
|Profession||Alpinist and rock climber|
|Height||5 feet and 7inches|
|Death date||March 5, 2018|
Marc Andre Leclerc was born in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada on 10 October 1992. His father is Serge Leclerc.
At the age of eight, his grandfather gave him a book titled Chris Boningtons. He did his first climbing experience in a shopping mall. He used to climb on an indoor wall in Coquitlam when he was nine years old and then went to Abbotsford and joined the Project Climbing gym.
In 2005, his family relocated to Agassiz which is near the peaks of the Cascade Range. His climbing enthusiasm grew, and he began to learn to climb on his own. He frequently rode his bike on rock climbing areas such as Harrison Bluffs. He spent many nights alone in the rocky areas.
Inspired from a Book
Mountaineering, The Freedom Of The Hills is a book that his mother gave him when he was 15 years old. That book is the reason for earning a name in the world of mountaineering society. This book inspired and compelled him to join the British Columbia Mountaineering Club.
All of his hard work and unwavering passion for climbing contributed to his success. He started competing and winning. He went on to win the Canadian Nationals in 2005. Later that year, he spent a lot of time in Southern Argentina’s Patagonia.
On February 21,2005 he completed his first solo climb of The Corkscrew on Cerro Terre. According to his blog, soloing The Corkscrew “felt like a brief’step into the future, so to speak…” He performed as a free solo ascensionist. According to an Argentine climber and mountain guide Rolando Garibotti, he was of “earth-shifting proportions, by far the hardest route ever soloed on Cerro Torre and only the seventh in history.”
The Tomahawk/Exocet Link Up on Aguja Standhardt in Patagonia was the second most famous solo ascent. His first solo ascent of 2016 is the Infinite Patience route on Mt. Robson’s Emperor Face.
After completing the ascent, he stated on his blog, “he was intimidated by (the Emperor’s) strong aura, but in the end, we became friends, and the King generously shared his wealth, leaving me a much richer person indeed.
Leclerc’s story is much more than just another climbing story: it is a story about his dedication to life, a much simpler life that will inspire some and perplex others.
Thanks to The Alpinist, Leclerc will not be forgotten, not only because he redefined the limits of what is feasible in mountaineering during his brief existence. But also because of his extraordinary capacity to find happiness with the bare minimum and to extract the energy he needed to face life from the mountains he climbed.
It is enough to watch him in the documentary with a hula-hoop to understand that he was at peace with himself.
Marc and his girlfriend had been together for 6 years. Brette is still his girlfriend’s name. She is also an accomplished climber. They both went free soloing in Patagonia.
She was well-known for the danger involved in what they were doing. El Corazon, a modern classic 31-pitch route, was her most recent climb on El Capitan.
He is no longer alive. He passed away on March 5, 2018. He and his climbing partner, Ryan Johson, went to a narrow summit on the North Face via a new path of the Mendenhall Towers. They were both supposed to reclaim the campsites by March 7, but they didn’t show up.
Juneau Mountain Rescue was given permission to locate the missing climbers. Unfortunately, the discovery was hampered by weather conditions.
The team discovered ropes of the climbers’ decent route at the bottom after 4 days of heavy storms. Both of the friends are trapped by an avalanche, falling rock, or cornice from above. Their bodies were never found.