Lonnie Dupre

2004 Laureate, Exploration
United States, Born 1961

lonniedupre@gmail.com

Lonnie Dupre’s solo climb into exploration’s history books

May 6, 2015

For the past four years, the month of January has, for U.S. explorer and climate-change campaigner Lonnie Dupre, presented one of mountaineering’s toughest challenges – an annual attempt to reach the summit of North America’s highest peak at the worst possible time of the year. At...

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Call of the mountain

October 25, 2013

Testing his mental and physical limits, and experiencing the extraordinary beauty of the mountains, is a driving force for mountaineer and polar explorer Lonnie Dupré. With tenacity, he says, anyone can attain their goals. [audio:http://blog.rolexawards.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Lonnie-Dupre-final-5-minute-edit.mp3|titles=Lonnie Dupre ] ...

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The elusive summit

May 11, 2012

‘Fear regret, not failure’, is a Nordic expression that has often sustained American explorer and 2004 Rolex Laureate Lonnie Dupre, who abandoned his second attempt to become the first person to scale North America’s highest peak Denali, alone, in January this year. The final seven days...

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Extreme weather forces polar explorer to halt ascent of Denali

February 2, 2011

Severe weather conditions have forced American explorer and 2004 Rolex Laureate Lonnie Dupre to cut short his attempt to reach the summit of Denali, also known as Mount McKinley, in Alaska. The mountain is North America’s highest peak – at 20,320 feet (6,193 metres). ...

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Chilling new challenge for American explorer

December 2, 2010

American explorer and 2004 Laureate Lonnie Dupre will undertake one of the biggest challenges of his life at the end of December 2010 when he travels to Alaska to make the first solo winter ascent of Denali – also known as Mount McKinley – the highest mountain in North...

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The Peary-Henson Commemorative Expedition

May 12, 2009

To commemorate one of the most famous – and controversial – early polar expeditions, Rolex Laureate Lonnie Dupre and two other explorers have reached the North Pole after a daunting, 54-day trek across the ice. The Peary-Henson Commemorative Expedition Team, with 48-year-old Dupre as...

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