Mark Cheeley, Host
Apr 25, 2018
Lonnie Dupre, Explorer
Mark Cheeley, Host

Lonnie Dupre was born in 1961 and raised on a Minnesota country farm. He is descended on his mother’s side from Jacques Cartier, the French explorer and founder of Quebec. Lonnie currently lives in Grand Marais, enjoying woodworking and back country skiing in the Quetico/Boundary Waters Wilderness area. Accomplishments include: 

  • Completed the first west to east, 3,000 mile winter crossing of Canada’s famed Northwest Passage by dog team

  • Achieved the first circumnavigation of Greenland, a 6,500 mile, all non-motorized journey by kayak and dog team

  • Pulled sleds on skis from Canada to the North Pole twice achieving over 68 million impressions worldwide on issues surrounding climate change

  • Accomplished the first solo winter ascent of Alaska’s Mount Denali (20,340ft.) in January

  • Alpine Ascent of Kyajo Ri (20,295 ft) in Nepal