Lonnie spent Christmas day cuddled in his snow cave, Christmas tree and all(shown above).

The weather wasn’t horrible, but not optimal for travel with the limited visibility. He decided to take the chance at having a little down time and preparing for his next push up to 9,500 feet on the upper Kahiltna where he hopes to be at by tomorrow evening. He continues to probe every step of the way on the upper Kahiltna followed by leaving his bamboo wands as markers.

When we received the call he was cooking chicken noodle soup and having tea. Then there’s chocolate for dinner, of course.

Dupre was in great spirit and wanted to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas. He also left an audio update for everyone below: