Since I spend the bulk of my tent time operating the stove for snow melting and for cooking, I put lots of thought in my cook system. The entire system is attached to a stove board for safety and handling, makes it a lot easier to light too. The pot size is a balance between weight and ease of preparation. For winter expeditions you’ll want a slightly bigger pot than what’s typically used in summer. This is to accommodate large snow and ice chunks and to allow for more wat
We’ve covered feet… now hands. All too often mountaineers and explorers risk losing fingers and toes in extreme cold. Let’s see how Lonnie, after 30 years of cold weather expeditions has managed to keep all his digits! Lonnie's mitt liners are filled with Primaloft One synthetic fibers - it's what he trusts.
Dupre prepares for another winter climb. 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. Starting January 7, 2019, Lonnie Dupre will attempt to complete the first solo winter