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Storm delays Minn. explorer's Alaskan climb

Posted: Thursday, December 30, 2010

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Weather has dealt a setback to a Minnesota explorer hoping to become the first person to scale Mount McKinley on a solo expedition in January.

Lonnie Dupre of Grand Marais was hoping to be on the Alaskan mountain as early as Wednesday to start his expedition. But KSTP-TV reports a storm blew in and has delayed Dupre's climb.

Dupre left the Twin Cities on Monday. KSTP reports with only four hours of daylight and treacherous conditions, winter expeditions are extremely dangerous.

The expedition could take Dupre a month.



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