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Lonnie Dupre's solo winter Denali attempt, Take 2

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Lonnie Dupre's solo winter Denali attempt, Take 2

Postby tmathews » Thu Dec 29, 2011 11:33 am

Looks like Lonnie's attempting this again as I'm writing this. I hope he makes it this time!

I tried to find a good news outlet story to link, but honestly this blog entry on REI's website has the most information: http://findout.rei.com/blog_detail/?contentid=9193559069835546145

Here's the thread from earlier this year on him: viewtopic.php?f=13&t=28614&p=340434&hilit=Lonnie+Dupre#p340434

Stewart Green's article on him from the first attempt: http://climbing.about.com/b/2011/01/28/lonnie-dupre-gives-up-denali-solo-attempt.htm

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Re: Lonnie Dupre's solo winter Denali attempt, Take 2

Postby kushrocks » Thu Dec 29, 2011 4:42 pm

That is so rediculously awesome that he is even trying this again especially considering the temp and winds he may be facing the next few days http://www.mountain-forecast.com/peaks/Mount-McKinley/forecasts/6194 :shock:
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Re: Lonnie Dupre's solo winter Denali attempt, Take 2

Postby ThuChad » Thu Dec 29, 2011 5:49 pm

I assume this is current.

http://www.lonniedupre.com/
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Re: Lonnie Dupre's solo winter Denali attempt, Take 2

Postby Kent McLemore » Thu Dec 29, 2011 5:54 pm

Thanks for the heads up Terry. Looking forward to following his progress.

Re: Lonnie Dupre's solo winter Denali attempt, Take 2

Postby FireOnTheMountain » Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:45 pm

Damn this is awesome.

Cool link ThuChad. West ridge of Mt Hunter looks amazing!!
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Re: Lonnie Dupre's solo winter Denali attempt, Take 2

Postby 14erFred » Thu Dec 29, 2011 11:03 pm

Thanks for alerting us to Lonnie's amazing alpine adventure, Terry! May the mountain smile upon him and grant him safe passage to the summit and back.
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Re: Lonnie Dupre's solo winter Denali attempt, Take 2

Postby tmathews » Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:25 pm

Just an update on Lonnie in case anyone was wondering. He was unsuccessful. :(

http://www.postbulletin.com/news/stories/display.php?id=1482099

Re: Lonnie Dupre's solo winter Denali attempt, Take 2

Postby FireOnTheMountain » Fri Jan 13, 2012 3:00 pm

Damn what a baller. Not really surprising he couldn't get it though with the GIANT storms they have been gettin. At least hes safe
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