Member News

“Life in the Middle of Nowhere”

The Audubon Center of the Northwoods will host a special Dinner on the Lake event on Saturday, September 21st featuring a presentation by Lonnie Dupre. Reservations are required for this event, more information and tickets are available on the Audubon Center website.

After a great banquet dinner in our lakeside dining hall, Lonnie Dupre, arctic explorer and mountaineer, will share an overview of his life doing expeditions and “Living Simply”. Guests will learn about the challenges of climbing Denali aka Mount McKinley, North America’s highest peak solo and in winter, as well as 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 his presentation.

Lonnie, 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 lead 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.