AK: Going to Extremes

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This week we ran an archived AK story. This story originally aired Jan. 27, 2012.

Lonnie Dupre, an arctic explorer from Minnesota is currently gearing up for his third attempt at a January solo summit of North America's highest mountain.

It’s hard to imagine a person crazy enough to want to climb Denali alone in the depth of winter. But Minnesota adventurer Lonnie Dupre has tried – and failed – twice in the last two years. Earlier this month, heavy winds forced him to abandon his latest attempt and retreat back to base camp.

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Annie Feidt is the broadcast managing editor at Alaska Public Media. Reach her atafeidt@alaskapublic.org. Read more about Anniehere

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