Tag: Mount McKinley
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.
KSKA: Thursday 1/4 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Lonnie Dupre is back in Alaska for a second attempt at climbing Denali solo in the month of January.
There are only a couple hundred people left on the mountain and only a few left to check in at the Talkeetna Ranger station to start their climbs.
The body of a missing climber has been found on Denali. Mountaineering rangers using a high-powered spotting scope located Juergen Kanzian's body yesterday.
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The Denali rescue helicopter was busy last night taking care of patients high on Mt. McKinley. In three separate incidents, one climbing patrol had to deal with mountaineers suffering from severe acute mountain sickness.