North House Folk School – Points North 2019
Auction Ends: Sep 15, 2019 10:00 PM CDT

Unique Experiences

Private Dinner and Movie Screening for Four With Famed Arctic Explorer Lonnie Dupre

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$150 USD to nb7fb77b2
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3  -  Bid History

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During an Arctic career spanning more than two decades, Lonnie Dupre has traveled over 14,000 miles throughout the high Arctic regions of northeastern Russia, Lapland, Alaska, Canada, and Greenland. He has led five major Arctic expeditions and participated in six. Lonnie's expeditions have been featured in Reader's Digest, Sports Illustrated, Outside, and National Geographic Online. In 1991, he organized and led the Northwest Passage Expedition, making a 3,000-mile transit of the Canadian Arctic by dog sled while comparing changes in Inuit culture since Knud Rasmussen's expedition in 1923. Lonnie led the One World Expedition project, a trip from Greenland to the North Pole, pulling and paddling specially modified canoes across shifting sea ice and open ocean to raise awareness of global warming and climate change.

Recently, Lonnie has three times challenged the summit of Mt. McKinley, North America's highest peak, during the depth of the winter season. Trekker, author, environmentalist, mountain climber, Lonnie Dupre is one of our nation's most thoughtful and revered polar explorers. 

Buck Benson, longtime Grand Marais, MN resident and past North House Folk School board member, will host a private presentation and dinner for four with Lonnie Dupre. This is a unique opportunity to learn and share with Lonnie the stories of his 25 years of arctic exploration. Perhaps you've read one of Lonnie Dupre's books, recently published Life on Ice: 25 Years of Artic Exploration, or Greenland Expedition: Where Ice is Born. Now, meet Lonnie Dupre, the explorer who lived these adventures.

Special Instructions

Winning bidder will be placed in contact with Buck Benson and Lonnie Dupre to schedule.

Event must be scheduled prior to the 2019 holiday season.  

Donated By:

Lonnie Dupre

Buck Benson