National Geographic Society

  • Connect:

Marty Raney

Marty Raney

Marty Raney — MOUNTAINEERS (View larger version)

Published

Age: 57
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
Occupation: Mountain Guide, Stone/Log Builder
Team: THE MOUNTAINEERS

Skills:

  • Raft building
  • Hunting and fishing
  • Mountaineering
  • Cold weather survival
  • Extreme backcountry skiing

Fun Fact:
He has led 17 trips up Denali, the highest peak in North America.

Words of Wisdom:
"The turtle goes nowhere unless he sticks his neck out."

20 comments
Shaney Cousens
Shaney Cousens

From 7 year old Alex, in Madrid (where the show just aired): "the skis, the ropes and you are just really good at all the things you do. It is incredible how you climb. I am impressed. And I am impressed with what you do in Alaska." (The whole family is, thanks)

Lezley Spikes
Lezley Spikes

Hi Marty, back in Oklahoma and it was nice to see you and your family while I was there. Love you all and I really enjoyed my visit to Alaska. Joyce Hartzler

Andy Aughenbaugh
Andy Aughenbaugh

Marty,

Excellent job !  Your positive attitude when tackling some of the roughest situations a man could endeavor was awe inspiring.  Just goes to show, you can tackle the bull by the horns and keep smiling.   

Lisette Roman
Lisette Roman

Marty, I love the fact that you know your way around, in the wild and the wisdom you share, but I especially love your jokes and your laugh.  This is my number 1 show.  You are all my kind of people. 

Tonya Cressell
Tonya Cressell

Marty is the man! I came to Alaska to visit family and my uncle got me hooked on the show. I have my DVR set so I don't  miss a episode. I found out that my uncle actually is a friend of Marty's. I hope on my next trip that I am able to meet Marty. I wish Marty and the Mountaineers luck in winning the challenge. BEST OF LUCK, from your fan from VIRGINIA!

Laverne O'Grady
Laverne O'Grady

Im rooting for the mountaineers. I just adore Marty :)

Becky Holmes
Becky Holmes

 I first began watching this show because I love Alaska!  At first, I  thought Marty was a loose cannon.  Now I find that he is actually very knowledgeable, he's grown on me, and I find I can't wait to see the next episode just to watch Marty. This country girl's got a  a big time crush going on!  Is he married?

Bill Dixon
Bill Dixon

marty i am very dissapointed in you guys the least you could have done is to offer the military guys some of your grub after they saved tylers bacon


Bill Frazier
Bill Frazier

Marty, you are such an inspiration to the order men like myself. I do miss the interaction with you and your son on this season. Keep up the good work. You are such a inspiration.

Bill Frazier
Bill Frazier

Marty, you are such an inspiration to the older generation men. I must have to say I do miss the interaction with you and your son on the seasons episodes. You are great inspiration keep it up.

Bill

Columbus Ohio

Eric Johnston
Eric Johnston

Hey Marty, I know of stores in NC that sell shirts with buttons.Need some help?

joann naylor
joann naylor

IIiI seen the show the first time yesterday. Watched the entire season today. Was fortunate enough to have been in Alaska in August.  I fell in love with the place and I can not get enough of this show or  Marty Raney.  Where were you when I was there???? LOL

Sharon Padilla
Sharon Padilla

I watched the show for the first time yesterday.  Thanks for your kind words for the people of Rampart.  I thought it was so nice to hear see positive scenes on tv for native people in Alaska.

summer carrington
summer carrington

Hey Marty, Summer here. Wishing you the best of luck on Sunday. Can't wait to watch your new season. Eric said he had a great time at Mat Su Resturant and also wishes you a great season.

Hope to see you soon.


P/S You make our town of Wasilla,  PROUD

Daniel Diaz
Daniel Diaz

From Spain, a salute to the National Greographic adventurers. You are an example to those, you love adventure.

Schuyler Hecht
Schuyler Hecht

@Bill Dixon I dont think you were actually watching the show.. The mountaineers shared their bear barrel at the end.. wow how unobservant of you and quick to jump with such haste and combative gumption, which does nothing for you but shows to observant ones like I close minded prejudices....I