Canadian climber is first known woman to summit a major subarctic peak in winter FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, March 19th 2019 Haines Junction, Yukon Territory, Canada Contact: Lonnie Dupre 613.668.1406 firstname.lastname@example.org Minnesotan Lonnie Dupre working his way up Mt. Wood in Kluane National Park and Reserve. On March 11, 2019 at 3:10 p.m. PST, climbers Lonnie Dupre of Grand Marais, Minnesota and Pascale Marceau of Canmore, Alberta reached the summit of Mt. Wood despite w
Once out of the mountains Pascale and I finally got some rest from our amazing experience on Mount Wood. We are now cleaned up and well feed on fruits and veggies… the thing I miss the most on an expedition. Before we get into the details about our successful climb in a day or two, I wanted to thank John Ostashek of Rocking Star Adventures for flying us into Mt. Wood. His wealth of information on the area and piloting skills allowed us to nail down a route and get us in saf
The team arrived safe in from basecamp yesterday evening. Rocking Star Adventure's pilot John picked the team up in two flights. The Piper Super Cub picked up Pascale and then later Lonnie and the rest of the gear from the climb. The team is now getting some much needed R&R, a hot shower and warm meal while organizing images and material that will be in the coming days. Stay tuned for more from A Frigid First. We want to take another moment to thank our sponsors from the expe
The team called in to report a successful summit of Mt. Wood at 3:10 pm yesterday. Lonnie Dupre and Pascale Marceau are now the first people to have summited this peak in winter. Pascale is the first woman to ever make an ascent of a high subarctic peak in winter. "The beauty of such firsts lies in their unknowns. There is no standard route. There are no prescribed landing zones and the condition of the glaciers is always changing," said Marceau. Despite the odds, the brutal
The team called in yesterday to report gusty winds, but a successful carry of gear supplies none the less. They're planning for a summit day either today or tomorrow deepening on the wind conditions. Listen in to the audio in video for more details of their climb and summit plan.