Monday, December 26, 2011

Lonnie Dupre Mount McKinley Expedition Day 3: Ski Hill

We spoke with our pilot Danial from Talkeetna Air Taxi today and said they spotted Lonnie on the glacier, trucking right along. As his travels up the lower Kahiltna Glacier draw to an end he begins heading to the upper Kahiltna. He plans to make it up to about 9,000ft tomorrow weather depending.
Weather conditions continue to change for the upcoming days. A low pressure is skirting over the area leaving snow over the next day or two and winds on the mountain are going to be an estimated 25kts.
After just speaking with Lonnie he says he’s camped at what is know as Ski Hill which is right at the beginning of the upper Kahiltna. He is putting up his Christmas tree(tiny spruce branch) and having Mountain House Pasta Primavera for dinner.
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