Photo: Lonnie Dupre traversing lower Kahiltna glacier. Dmitri von Klein/MONOVITA
Lonnie began his descent from 17.2K to 14.2K, one of the most danger portions of the climb, especially during descent. He will rest at 14.2K tonight and continue down to basecamp tomorrow. If Lonnie is able to reach basecamp by early to mid afternoon and weather holds we should be able to fly in and pick him up.
When we spoke with him earlier today he reported drastic increase in winds around Denali pass and 17.2K (high camp). Thus further reinforcing his good decision in not proceeding to summit.
Meanwhile, we have wonderful news to report regarding Lonnie’s most recent book, Life on Ice: 25 Years of Arctic Exploration, it has been published by Keen Editions, has been nominated for a 2013 Minnesota Book Award.