In the latest report from Alaska's Denali, Lonnie Dupre had a good 10 hours of sleep during his first night on the mountain, but had a difficult climb Wednesday..
Dupre's website reports he pressed on his climb Wednesday for six hours until 4:30 PM. He reported deep snow, calm conditions and temperatures of 5 below zero F. He is making his third solo attempt to reach the summit of the highest peak in North America during winter. He would be the first to accomplish the solo feat.
Due to the deep snow, Wednesday was a tough day. The website reports Dupre is in good spirits and is looking forward to more progress on Thursday.
At the time of the Wednesday night report, Dupre was was at 7400 feet, half a mile from the 7800 foot camp where he is planning on breaing for lunch Thursday and pushing on until dark.
Wednesday's menu consisted of granola and coffee for breakfast, a protein bar and chocolate for lunch followed by mac and cheese with a side of chocolate for dinner.
Dupre's expedition can be followed at www.oneworldendeavors.com.