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Two-day climb stands between Dupre and summit of Denali

Grand Marais adventurer Lonnie Dupre is waiting out strong winds and minus-50 temperatures before beginning the end of his climb. The Duluth News Tribune says he's about two days from the summit. If he makes it, he'll be the first person in history to reach the summit alone in January.
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Grand Marais adventurer Lonnie Dupre is waiting out strong winds and minus-50 temperatures before beginning the end of his climb. The Duluth News Tribune says he's about two days from the summit. If he makes it, he'll be the first person in history to reach the summit alone in January.

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