Lonnie Dupre of Grand Marais hopes the third time's a charm as he tries to become the first person to reach the top of Alaska's Mount McKinley in January 2013, the Duluth News Tribune reports. Dupre, 51, will begin his solo winter climb in December.
Dupre fell short of Denali's 20,320-foot peak -- the highest point in North America -- in 2012 and 2011 because of severe weather. He called off his second attempt earlier this year after hurricane-force winds pinned him at 14,200 feet.
He made it to 17,200 feet on his first attempt last year.
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