Grand Marais adventurer Lonnie Dupre, 51, could begin his third attempt to be the first solo mountaineer to reach the summit of Mount McKinley in January as soon as this weekend, Park Rapids Enterprise reports.
Dupre's journey up North America’s highest mountain will also be part of a documentary called "Cold Love," KTUU-TV reports. He wants to bring attention to Alaska's vanishing glaciers and the importance of the Arctic climate.
Dupre fell short of Denali’s 20,320-foot peak in January 2012 and January 2011 because of severe weather conditions. He aborted his second attempt earlier this year after hurricane-force winds pinned him at 14,200 feet.
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