"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 1995. Dupre’s major sponsors include: Minnesota based Granite Gear, which produce serious backpacks and accessories that he has used on his expeditions for over 25 years. Voyageur Brewing, his Grand Marais hometown brewery – providing him with strong motivation to come off the mountain alive. Support sponsors include: SPOT personal locator beacon to follow along during the climb, Globalstar providing satellite phone service as Dupre’s lifeline to the rest of the world, BlueWater Ropes for his descent off the mountain, Mountain Hardwear for Dupre’s sleep system, tent, one-piece suit and various other garments that will keep him warm, and Midwest Mountaineering long time support of his projects.