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Pulling for the Planet: Lonnie Dupre plans Greenland expedition

Aug 30, 2017 04:00PM ● By Editor

From the Duluth News Tribune - August 27, 2017

 Grand Marais cold-weather traveler Lonnie Dupre has announced a new venture called "Pulling for the Planet," in which he will travel more than 1,000 miles starting in January 2019 along a series of unexplored icy fjords on the northwestern tip of Greenland. 

The team hopes to discover a cairn built in the early 1900s by Robert Peary, who claimed to be the first man to reach the North Pole. The team will also document three-centuries-old Inuit tent rings discovered by Dupre in 2000, during his circumnavigation of Greenland, but never excavated or measured. 

On his website, Lonnie describes the inspiration behind Pulling for the Planet.

"Pulling for the Planet pays homage to the Inuit people, unsung heroes of countless Arctic expeditions and pioneers of ingenuity to create rich lives.  The Inuit exemplify a low carbon footprint existence, they lead their lives on simple living principles such as valuing strong communities, family, and unified work.  Their innovation through trial and error and their creative improvisation has amazed Dupre on past expeditions. The expedition will convey these aspects of their culture to the world."

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