Associated Press, Published January 25 2011
High winds strand Minnesota climber on Mt. McKinley
Lonnie Dupre of Grand Marais is stuck at about 17,000 feet on the highest mountain in North America. He's spent six nights in a tiny snow trench to escape the battering 100 mph winds.
Dupre is hoping for a break in the weather Tuesday or Wednesday and plans to descend to his camp at about 14,000 feet to regroup.
The Duluth News Tribune reports Dupre is also dealing with a 5.4 magnitude earthquake that may have changed the mountain's landscape. McKinley's peak is 20,320 feet.
Information from: Duluth News Tribune, http://www.duluthsuperior.com
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