Cook County’s beloved explorer is bLonnie Dupre on Denaliack by popular demand!
Lonnie Dupre, a resident of Grand Marais, brings his 25 years of experience in Arctic exploration and mountaineering back to the Bluefin Bay Family of Resorts on Friday, May 15th. He will be screening his newly completed documentary, Cold Love, at 7 pm in the Surfside Lakeside Ballroom. In Lonnie’s own words, “Cold Love… is about Arctic adventure and the world’s need – people’s need – for snow and ice. Snow and ice are important in our polar regions because they help reflect the sun’s energy back into space. Basically, the planet’s polar regions act as a thermostat to keep our planet cool.”
Through his many endeavors, Mr. Dupre hopes to raise awareness about climate change and inspire others to make choices that will help to preserve the world’s cold places as well as the cultures and creatures that make those places their home.
With numerous cold weather expeditions under his belt, Lonnie knows more than most about the subzero landscape in and around the Arctic Circle. He has accumulated a long list of accolades living life in the deep freeze.
Before successfully soloing Denali (aka Mt McKinley) on January 11th, 2015, Lonnie spent 4 years becoming acquainted with the unforgiving mountain. In 2010 he successfully reached the peak with 3 other climbers. From 2011 to 2013 he made three attempts at Denali that were all thwarted by dangerous weather conditions. He tasted defeat many times on the path to achieving his dreams.
Come join us on Friday, May 15th at 7pm in the Surfside Lakeside Ballroom and find out what compels a man to write his name in the history books. After screening his one hour film, Lonnie will have a question and answer session. He will also be signing copies of the books he has authored: Life on Ice and Greenland: Where Ice is Born.
-Mitch Travis, Bluefin Bay Activities Director