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Low visibility hampers Grand Marais climber on Denali

Lonnie Dupre hopes to continue his climb Wednesday if he can see at least 100 feet in front of him. The adventurer is trying to become the first person to climb North America's tallest mountain -- alone -- in January. He tried last year but had to stop at 17,200 feet because of the bad weather.
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Lonnie Dupre hopes to continue his climb Wednesday if he can see at least 100 feet in front of him. The adventurer is trying to become the first person to climb North America's tallest mountain -- alone -- in January. He tried last year but had to stop at 17,200 feet because of the bad weather.

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Lonnie Dupre is still at 14,200 feet on Mt. McKinley. The Duluth News Tribune reports hurricane-force winds are keeping Dupre from moving further up the mountain. The 50-year-old is attempting to be the first solo person in January to reach the highest peak in North America -- a 20,320 foot summit. Dupre tried the same record last winter, but only reached 17,200 feet because of bad weather.

Grand Marais climber going for Mt. McKinley summit record

Lonnie Dupre, of Grand Marais, hopes to be successful with his second attempt to become the first solo climber to summit Alaska's Mount McKinley in January. According to the Duluth News Tribune, Dupre spent 22 days alone on North America's highest mountain when a storm kept him from reaching the top on his first try last year.

Grand Marais climber calls it quits

Lonnie Dupre has called off his attempt to reach Mt. McKinley’s peak. The Duluth News Tribune says that after hurricane-force winds pinned down Dupre, the climber decided to abandon the effort. The 50-year-old was attempting to be the first solo person in January to reach the highest peak in North America — a 20,320 foot summit.

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.

Update: Lonnie Dupre reaches 11,200 feet on Mt. McKinley

Grand Marais climber Lonnie Dupre continues his journey up Mt. McKinley. He is up to 11,200 feet after spending two days huddled in a snow cave because of poor visibility. Dupre is trying to be the first solo person to climb North America's tallest mountain in January. He attempted the same record climb last year, but bad weather forced him to turn around.