To create and lead pioneering expeditions in the coldest regions of the globe as a means of advocating for these fragile environments which impact our whole planet.
“For as long as I can remember, I have loved snow and ice. As a result, I have spent most of my life exploring the Arctic region. These journeys have brought such joy and beauty to my life that I have dedicated myself to helping preserve these wonderful frozen places. More than ever before, I am driven to share my passion for the Arctic, a region whose health and stability have far-reaching consequences for us all. Knowing that strength is in numbers, I am launching One World Endeavors (OWE) — a means for us to work together to inspire worldwide movements dedicated both to fighting pollution and to addressing climate change. OWE will also be a support tool for leading environmental organizations and legislators who want to inspire large audiences to help with this work.” — Lonnie Dupre
Stevie grew up in the woods of Oregon eventually ending up in the heart of the Alaska wilderness. An avid adventurer, she spends her time traveling the states and beyond to explore and understand other cultures. She has been project coordinator for One World Endeavors since 2011 working in logistics, fundraising, marketing and public relations.
During an arctic career spanning 25 years, Lonnie Dupre has traveled over 15,000 miles throughout the high arctic and polar regions by dog team, ski and kayak. His path has often followed in the footsteps of the Arctic explorers of the last century – Robert E. Peary, Roald Amundsen and Knud Rasmussen. Like them, Lonnie has lived and traveled with the Polar Inuit, learning from these hardy people and developing a deep appreciation for their culture and way of life.So is his belief in ones ability to overcome the seemingly insurmountable obstacles that may stand between an individual and their dream. The success of his arctic expeditions, with the extreme physical, mental and logistical hurdles they have represented, stand as testament to this.
In 1991/92, Lonnie and Malcohm Vance completed the first west to east, 3000 mile winter crossing of Canada’s famed Northwest Passage by dog team. Between 1997 and 2001, Lonnie along with John Hoelscher achieved the first circumnavigation of Greenland, a 6500 mile, all non-motorized journey by kayak and dog team. Lonnie has pulled sleds on skis from Canada to the North Pole twice. The first time was in 2006 under the One World Expedition achieving 68 million impressions worldwide on issues surrounding climate change. The second time was in 2009 where the team endured -56F temperatures on the 650-mile journey.
Lonnie was born in 1961 and raised on a Minnesota country farm. He is descended on his mother’s side from Jacques Cartier, the French explorer and founder of Quebec. Lonnie currently lives in Grand Marais, Minnesota enjoying woodworking and back country skiing in the Quetico/Boundary Waters Wilderness of the Minnesota/Canadian border area.
Lonnie has authored two books(Life on Ice and Greenland: Where Ice is Born), helped create two documentaries for National Geographic and was also featured in two appearances on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno as well as a vast array of prominent media outlets, including:
CNN, Wall Street Journal, Discovery channel, Boston Globe, Wired Magazine, New York Times, USA Today, CBS, and NPR, Sports Illustrated, Reader’s Digest, Outside Magazine and Scientific American.
- Scott Pearlman Award, 2005
- Rolex Award for Enterprise, 2004
- Polartec Challenge Award, 2001 and 2000
- Elected Fellow, National Explorers Club, 1996
- Winter Olympics, Oslo, Norway, 1994
- Soviet “Sportsman’s Medal” from Mikhail Gorbachev, 1989
- NG Adventure - Best of Adventure, 2005