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Winter Solo of Mckinley

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Winter Solo of Mckinley

Postby mtnjam » Tue Jan 25, 2011 6:21 am

Has anyone else been following this guy?
Lonnie Dupre is trying to climb McKinley in the month of January. He has a sat phone and a member of his team has been keeping up a blog. Well, he has now been in a trench for 6 days at 17200. It's a crazy story. I hope the weather gives him a break soon.

http://lonnieduprepolarexplorer.blogspot.com/

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Re: Winter Solo of Mckinley

Postby BAUMGARA » Tue Jan 25, 2011 7:39 am

Yeah my buddy just showed me this story last night. Check out the low press system up there now 01/25. Yikes.
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Re: Winter Solo of Mckinley

Postby mtnjam » Tue Jan 25, 2011 9:01 am

Yeah, from your weather map. it looks as if it is not going to get better. Wishing him the best.

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Re: Winter Solo of Mckinley

Postby mattpayne11 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 9:08 am

Crazy stuff.

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Re: Winter Solo of Mckinley

Postby Steve Gio » Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:33 am

I can't even imagine being in this situation. Trapped in a hole for several days with no place to pee, or even wiggle room. I hope this guy makes it down safe.

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Re: Winter Solo of Mckinley

Postby Brian C » Tue Jan 25, 2011 1:51 pm

I saw this a few weeks ago on SP. I couldn't imagine being up there in almost full days of darkness. I really hopes the weather allows him to get back down safely.
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Re: Winter Solo of Mckinley

Postby Lefty » Tue Jan 25, 2011 3:44 pm

Sounds like he has a short window in the weather and will head down to a previous lower camp.
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Re: Winter Solo of Mckinley

Postby sevenvii » Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:26 pm

Looks like mother nature giving him the middle finger and he is turning back down to base.

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