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    Lonnie Dupre Begins Solo Winter Attempt on Denali

    fileLonnie Dupre loves cold weather. Seriously cold weather. Last week, Lonnie flew from Talkeetna, Alaska, to the Kahiltna glacier on the flanks of Denali (Mount McKinley) where he embarked on a journey that could make him the first solo climber to reach the summit in January. Denali in winter is not a hospitable place. Only 9 expeditions, totaling 16 people, have ever reached the summit of Denali in winter. Never has a solo climber stood on top of the 20,320-foot peak in January, one of the ...

    Posted by Joe P. on December 30, 2011 2:51 PM & Tagged Climbing, Denali, Lonnie Dupre, Mt. McKinley and Winter | permalink | Comments

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