Life on Ice: Arctic Expeditions | WisCommunity

Experience the adventure of polar travel and how climate change is affecting the globe firsthand with a dynamic multi-media presentation by explorer and mountaineer Lonnie Dupre. The talk will highlight the challenges of climbing Denali (aka Mount McKinley, North America's highest peak) solo and in winter. The presentation will also touch on expeditions around Greenland and to the North Pole. Join Lonnie as he shares life on the trail with special emphasis placed on setting and achieving goals, teamwork, overcoming obstacles and climate change. Breathtaking images, along with video, Arctic gear and a variety of other props complement the power point presentation, which will be Thursday, December 9th, starting at 12:30 in the Blue Hills Lecture Hall (Ritzinger 234) at the UWEC-Barron County campus. The campus is located at 1800 College Drive in Rice Lake. Dupre, who lives in Grand Marais, Minnesota, has over 15,000 miles of Arctic expedition travel by dogsled, ski, and by kayak. While using non-motorized means of travel, he has led several major expeditions including: the Russian Far East, first west to east winter crossing of Canada's Northwest Passage, first and only circumnavigation of Greenland's 6500-mile coastline and two North Pole expeditions.


Dec 9 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
UW-Eau Claire – Barron County