The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.

- Henry David Thoreau

Marty Raney. Alaska. Adventure.

The call of the wild is heard by few,
Its whisper rides the wind:
It turns his head and heart true North,
And the cold breeze beckons him.
He burns the bridges behind him,
But the flames light the path indeed:
Off to the edge of nowhere,
Last of a dying breed.
~Marty Raney

Marty Raney is Alaskan. A mountain climber.  A singer/songwriter. These passions, mountains and music, have united at the summit of Mt. McKinley. Taking it to the next level, he built a guitar shaped like the state of Alaska. A log home builder, a stone mason. A subsistence hunter and fisherman. And at the end of every day, a hardworking Alaskan.


Marty Raney Plays Guitar and Sings on Top of Mt.

“I Really Caribou You”

Marty’s Hit Song is Finally Available to the Public to Download and Purchase!

“I Really Caribou You” by Marty Raney is without a doubt, Marty’s most well-known song, receiving over 100,000 internet hits in an attempt to find out more about Marty and his music. This song is featured on numerous climbing films and television broadcasts: Climb Against the Odds (PBS) and the hit BBC travel series, “An Idiot Abroad,” among them. After many years of this song in circulation, but never available for purchase, “I Really Caribou You” is now available to bring into your homes through iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon, and many other sites! To purchase “I Really Caribou You,” click on the link below or navigate to the ‘Music’ tab on this website. Also, watch the video below, as Marty sings this familiar tune to Karl Pilkington of “An Idiot Abroad,” in the frigid northern land of Alaska!

Marty Raney: Strummit from the Summit


Marty Raney Sings “I Really Caribou You” to Karl
Pilkington on “An Idiot Abroad 2″ (BBC)