Nat Geo: Veteran Arctic explorer and mountaineer Lonnie Dupre has the packing of his provisions down

"Climbing light is essential for the 150-pound Dupre, who plans to max out a 60-pound backpack going up Mount Hunter, considered among North America's most difficult 14,000-foot peaks to scale." Read more on National Geographic​'s piece on Dupre's Mt. Hunter climb at: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/10/lonnie-dupre-explorer-moments-climbing-nepal/ Dupre is thrilled to continue his partnership with lead sponsor, PrimaLoft - Performance Insulation. This product is used in his clothing and footwear. PrimaLoft has been used in all of Dupre’s expeditions since 1995. Dupre’s major sponsors include: Minnesota based Granite Gear, which produce serious backpacks and accessories that he ha

Nat Geo Magazine December Issue

We are excited that National Geographic magazine highlights Dupre’s Cold Hunter One expedition in the “Field Notes” section of the December 2016 issue. Pick one up today! Read more here. Schedule

Nat Geo Features Dupre: The Power of One Person to Change the World

"The quest for knowledge about our past, present, and future has never been more important, particularly in a world increasingly changed by geopolitics, climate change, and a burgeoning population crimping natural resources and wildlife habitats." - Continue reading Dupre's feature in National Geographic by Gary Strauss here. After three attempts failed due to severe weather, Lonnie Dupre in 2015 became the first mountaineer to complete a January solo summit of Alaska’s Denali. Dupre is thrilled to continue his partnership with lead sponsor, PrimaLoft - Performance Insulation. This product is used in his clothing and footwear. PrimaLoft has been used in all of Dupre’s expeditions since

Expedition Cold Hunter One Launches!

Mount Hunter (14,573 ft) is the steepest and most technical of the three great peaks in Denali National Park. It is also known as the most difficult 14,000 foot peak in North America. The first winter ascent of Mt. Hunter took place in March of 1980 by a three person team. No one has yet to succeed at a solo ascent of this mountain during the winter. That is the focus of this expedition. Dupre will attempt the first solo winter ascent of Mt. Hunter in early January. With only 5-7 hours of daylight, much of the climb will be carried out in the darkness of sub-arctic winter. High winds and deep snow will be big obstacles, but technical climbing in extreme cold poses the greatest challenge. D

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