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Lonnie Dupre considering retreat to 14,200

by KTNA Staff ~ January 24th, 2011

Lonnie Dupre has postponed attempts to summit Denali for now. Dupre is still at 17,200 feet for the sixth day in a snow trench he dug.

According to a post on Dupre’s blog, his expedition manager Tom Suprenant writes that he couldn’t come out of the trench due to extremely high winds and cold temperatures. Suprenant writes that Dupre’s strength and stamina is beginning to deteriorate. He’s hoping for a break in the weather to climb down to 14,200 feet and to regroup.

Dupre is attempting to become the first person to summit Mt. McKinley in January.

Tom Suprenant joined Loudon Wilson in the KTNA production studio to record the following update on Lonnie’s expedition.

[audio:http://ktna.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Tom-S.-with-Lonnie-D.-update.mp3|titles=Tom Suprenant with Lonnie Dupre update]

3 Responses to Lonnie Dupre considering retreat to 14,200

  1. xxxxxx

    guys !!! go find climbers around Talkeetna!!! or rangers maybe!! talk with them!!! not with this “showman’ !!

  2. xxxxxx

    also, in a previous interview, you said you didn’t leave any cache on the mountain during your summer climb. What about this from a Minnesota paper :
    ” he dug out a five-day supply of food he had cached at that elevation during his first climb of Mount McKinley, also known as Denali, in June 2010.”
    why so much falsehood surrounding this expedition?

  3. KittyCat

    KTNA, I think you should ask climbers and get a real perspective. This Surprenant is a joke. Surely, there are real climbers around Talkeetna, aren’t there???