Grand Marais adventurer Lonnie Dupre finished the last leg of his unsuccessful journey to reach the summit of Alaska's Denali Monday evening when he returned to his base camp.
His team at One World Endeavors reported Tuesday morning that upon arriving at the base camp, he joined Masatoshi Kuriaki who was already encamped.. Known as the “Japanese Caribou," Masatoshi is currently attempting to summit Mount Hunter. OWE said the two adventurers will be neighbors until weather clears up for Dupre's team to fly in and return him to Talkeetna.
This was Dupre's third attempt to become the first person to reach the summit alone 0n Alaska’s 20,320-foot Denali in the winter. He reached 17,200 feet before life-threatening conditions forced him to turn back. At that point, dangerous weather and snow conditions combined with dwindling food and fuel led Dupre to turn back.
Dupre's expedition can be followed in pictures, reports and audio at www.oneworldendeavors.com.