Alone in the Wilderness

Whereas having somebody else along is often safer and more fun, solo trips into the wilderness can sometimes be the most memorable. Whether by choice or necessity, these experiences offer a chance to get to know oneself better. We’ll speak with three guests about what it’s like being truly alone in the great outdoors.

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Lonnie Dupre takes a self-portrait from inside a snow cave during his 2012 ascent attempt on Denali. Photo courtesy Lonnie Dupre.

HOST: Charles Wohlforth


  • Lonnie Dupre, mountaineer, successfully summited Denali on Jan. 11 during his fourth winter, solo summit attempt
  • Mike Kramer, Fairbanks adventurer
  • Michael Quine, “The American Walkabout” photographer/wanderer who did a yearlong tour of U.S. national parks

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BROADCAST: Thursday, January 15, 2015, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. AKDT

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Thursday, January 15, 2015, 9:00 – 10:00 p.m. AKDT

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