After waiting for over ten days in Talkeetna for the weather to open up, Lonnie Dupre flew with us onto the Kahiltna Glacier on January 8th. Lonnie is attempting to be the first climber to summit Mt. McKinley in January. We wish him the best of luck! If you're interested in following the expedition, or in the Cold Love documentary that this climb will be part of, check out One World Endeavors online. They also have a Facebook page with regular updates.
Here are a few shots Paul Roderick took on the trip to Denali.
Lonnie and "Big Mac," in-flight. It was the first time we had seen the mountain in a couple of weeks.
Lonnie unloading after landing on the Kahiltna. His gear weighs more than he does!
Every journey begins with the first steps.