Dupre Makes Third Winter Solo Attempt on DenaliBy Steve Casimiro on January 11th, 2013
Nobody’s ever summited Denali on an entirely self-supported solo effort in winter, and only nine expeditions totaling 16 people have ever reached the summit in winter, with six deaths occurring on those climbs. This isn’t stopping climber Lonnie Dupre, who’s giving it a go in January, the coldest and darkest time of the year. Dupre landed on Kahiltna Glacier Wednesday and knows that on the mountain he’ll be battling -60º F temps and 100-mile-an-hour winds and will have just six hours a day of sunlight. This is his third attempt in three winters — he’s made it it as high as 17,200 feet (the summit is 20,320) before bad weather has forced him to retreat. Via Explorersweb.com.
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