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Denali in January: Preparing for the Solo Summit

January 3, 2012

Lonnie Dupre, Day 8 Denali climb Janaury 2012.

After a full day of hiking, Lonnie must save up enough energy to build a snow cave to sleep in which usually takes about two hours.

Lonnie uses a 14ft ladder to haul his gear and prevent him from falling into a crevase.

Despite six frost bite fingers, -60 F windchill weather, and a little sleep deprivation, Lonnie  Dupre continues to make his was toward the Denali summit. Monday January 2, marked day 12 of the trip. A few days before he departed for Denali base camp, Lonnie talked about preparing for the solo ascent of Denali in winter and his 25 year career as a polar explorer at REI in Anchorage.

BROADCAST ON KSKA: Thursday, January 4, 2012 at 2:00 p.m., repeats Thursday at 7:00 p.m.

RECORDED: Friday, December 16, 2011 at Anchorage Museum

SPEAKER: Lonnie Dupre, polar explorer

HOST: REI Anchorage

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