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Lonely New Years Eve ahead for Lonnie Dupre on Winter Denali

Postby Diego Sahagún » Thu Dec 30, 2010 12:26 am

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Re: Lonely New Years Eve ahead for Lonnie Dupre on Winter De

Postby BigMitch » Thu Dec 30, 2010 1:28 am

Here is the link to his blog:

http://www.lonniedupre.com/
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Re: Lonely New Years Eve ahead for Lonnie Dupre on Winter De

Postby Cy Kaicener » Fri Dec 31, 2010 1:42 am

In 1984 Japan's Naomi Uemura climbed the West Buttess, but vanished on the descent between 16000 and 18200 feet (February)
http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2010/12 ... -solo.html
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Re: Lonely New Years Eve ahead for Lonnie Dupre on Winter De

Postby Alpinist » Wed Jan 05, 2011 1:48 pm

He can't be too lonely. He hasn't left Talkeetna yet... :wink:
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Re: Lonely New Years Eve ahead for Lonnie Dupre on Winter De

Postby Diego Sahagún » Thu Jan 13, 2011 11:49 pm

Winter Denali: Lonnie Dupre climbing on -> http://www.explorersweb.com/everest_k2/ ... p?id=19880

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Re: Lonely New Years Eve ahead for Lonnie Dupre on Winter De

Postby Cy Kaicener » Fri Jan 21, 2011 7:44 am

Lonnie Dupre has reached 17,200 feet on Denali
http://lonniedupre.com
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Re: Lonely New Years Eve ahead for Lonnie Dupre on Winter De

Postby Tonka » Tue Jan 25, 2011 3:05 pm

Update from the Minneapolis Star and Trib.

Brutal weather conditions have hampered the efforts of a Minnesota man who's trying to become the first solo climber to reach the summit of Alaska's Mount McKinley in January.

Lonnie Dupre of Grand Marais is stuck at about 17,000 feet on the highest mountain in North America. He's spent six nights in a tiny snow trench to escape the battering 100 mph winds.

Dupre is hoping for a break in the weather Tuesday or Wednesday and plans to descend to his camp at about 14,000 feet to regroup.

The Duluth News Tribune reports Dupre is also dealing with a 5.4 magnitude earthquake that may have changed the mountain's landscape. McKinley's peak is 20,320 feet.

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Re: Lonely New Years Eve ahead for Lonnie Dupre on Winter De

Postby Sierra Ledge Rat » Sun Jan 30, 2011 5:35 am

Tonka wrote:Update from the Minneapolis Star and Trib.

Brutal weather conditions have hampered the efforts of a Minnesota man who's trying to become the first solo climber to reach the summit of Alaska's Mount McKinley in January.

Lonnie Dupre of Grand Marais is stuck at about 17,000 feet on the highest mountain in North America. He's spent six nights in a tiny snow trench to escape the battering 100 mph winds.

Dupre is hoping for a break in the weather Tuesday or Wednesday and plans to descend to his camp at about 14,000 feet to regroup.

The Duluth News Tribune reports Dupre is also dealing with a 5.4 magnitude earthquake that may have changed the mountain's landscape. McKinley's peak is 20,320 feet.



What a pussy. One-hundred mile-per-hour winds never stopped me.
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Re: Lonely New Years Eve ahead for Lonnie Dupre on Winter De

Postby Diego Sahagún » Sun Jan 30, 2011 9:38 pm

Didn't they never stop you in Alaska :?: I supose that you were joking...
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Re: Lonely New Years Eve ahead for Lonnie Dupre on Winter De

Postby Sierra Ledge Rat » Thu Feb 03, 2011 1:05 am

Diego Sahagún wrote:Didn't they never stop you in Alaska :?: I supose that you were joking...


Yes. I was joking!!!!!
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Re: Lonely New Years Eve ahead for Lonnie Dupre on Winter De

Postby Tonka » Thu Feb 03, 2011 3:42 pm

He is back in Minneapolis and has given up his attempt. He says he just never got the window he needed.
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Re: Lonely New Years Eve ahead for Lonnie Dupre on Winter De

Postby Deb » Fri Feb 04, 2011 12:39 am

Tonka wrote:Update from the Minneapolis Star and Trib.

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The Duluth News Tribune reports Dupre is also dealing with a 5.4 magnitude earthquake that may have changed the mountain's landscape...


Seriously?
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Re: Lonely New Years Eve ahead for Lonnie Dupre on Winter De

Postby Diego Sahagún » Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:18 am

Deb and all, that's the last piece of news about him: Lonnie Dupre retreats to BC-> http://www.explorersweb.com/everest_k2/ ... p?id=19917

100mph winds and -50ºC got him stuck in a tiny snow trench at 17,200 feet for six days before finally forcing him back down.
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Re: Lonely New Years Eve ahead for Lonnie Dupre on Winter De

Postby aran » Thu Feb 10, 2011 3:38 am

An earthquake? That is just one too many f'ing things to try and account for. Damn... talk about hard luck!
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