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Minnesota mountaineer to speak at UMD

Lonnie Dupre (Photo submitted)

Interested in mountain climbing? Arctic expeditions? Breathtaking images? The effects of climate change? Then there's a presentation at the University of Minnesota Duluth just for you.

Lonnie Dupre, a Minnesotan explorer and mountaineer will share photos and tales about the challenges of climbing Mount McKinley at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 12. Titled "Life on Ice: 25 years of polar exploration," Dupre will focus on his many expeditions up the highest mountain in North America, including his successful solo trek to the peak in the middle of winter, as well as Dupre's expeditions in Greenland and to the North Pole. His documentary film, "Cold Love," will be shown and followed by a discussion.

His presentation is sponsored by the League of Women Voters, the PTSA and the Alworth Institute and UMD Sustainability.

"I've heard the name Lonnie Dupre forever. I'm excited to hear what he has to say about climate change," said LWV president Zandy Zwiebel.

The free presentation will be held in 80 Montague Hall and will be followed by refreshments.