The weather cleared enough for Dupre to fly to his starting point on Denali.


Lonnie ready to head out on the mountain. Photo Credit

We got the go ahead from our pilot, Paul Roderick, this morning to be at the airport by noon. By 1:30pm we had landed on Kahiltna Glacier where Lonnie buried a cache of supplies at basecamp (7200ft).

About half an hour later Lonnie finished getting ready and began making his way towards the mountain. We said our goodbyes and wishes him a safe journey!

Meanwhile, we have two weeks left on our kickstart campaign, we would love to have your support in this endeavor!

Lonnie Dupre is a world renown mountaineer who is attempting to complete the first solo summit of Denali in Winter. Along the way he is collecting important microbe samples for ASC.  Visit his website at