In 2015, adventurer Lonnie Dupre of Grand Marais, Minn., became the first person to make a solo summit in January of Mt. Denali in Alaska.
Now, he’s got his sights set on familiar territory.
Dupre announced Tuesday he will attempt to be the first person to make a winter solo summit of Mt. Hunter, at 14,573 feet the steepest of Denali National Park’s three celebrated peaks. (His planned route is shown in red in the photo above.) This will be Dupre's second try on Mt. Hunter: He had to turn back in January 2017 and had a near-disaster when he broke through a crevasse.
“Being alone, crevasses and steep sustained climbing pose the greatest challenge for this climb,” Dupre said in a news release. “High winds and extreme cold will also be big obstacles.”
Dupre plans to start the climb Jan. 7.