Arctic explorer Dupre stopping at Louisville Zoo

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Arctic explorer Lonnie Dupre is making a stop at the Louisville Zoo on his way to his upcoming solo climb of Mount McKinley.

The zoo says guests can meet Dupre and learn about the upcoming climb of North America’s highest mountain as well as see some of his physical training regimen.

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He heads to Alaska next week to prepare for his climb in January.

The meet and greet with Dupre is scheduled for 2 p.m. EST Wednesday in the zoo’s Glacier Run classroom, with bear training to follow at 2:30 p.m. and physical training with Dupre at 3 p.m.

Canned food items to donate to Dare to Care will get visitors half off admission.


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