Bad weather has delayed the start of polar explorer Lonnie Dupre's third solo summit of Mount McKinley.
Dupre is in Talkeetna with a crew while waiting for a break in the weather. He said low clouds prevented his trip to Kahiltna Glacier on Sunday.
In January 2011, Dupre nearly reached the top of the summit when he climbed 17,200 feet. He had to turn back due to poor weather. In 2012, his climb was cut short because of poor weather conditions.
Dupre said he has learned patience from his climbing experiences and that in perfect weather, the climb could be completed in as little as 12 days.
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