Former owner Wayne Marrs first came to McCarthy, Alaska in 1998 and fell in love with the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. His passion for the outdoors is only matched by his desire to share that experience with others. Wayne has been climbing and trekking throughout the world, including Myanmar, Uganda, Jordan, Indonesia, Madagascar and Nicaragua to name a few of his more obscure adventures. His true passion is discovery. Wayne has been climbing for 25 years, skiing for 35 years, and loving life ever since becoming a mountain guide. He is dedicated to professionalism in the mountain guiding industry and is an Individual Member of the American Mountain Guides Association.
With his many years of exploration in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, two backpacking trips stand out as his favorites: Journey to Oz and High Pass Odyssey for their remoteness and high alpine views.