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01/12/2015 08:57 am ET Updated Mar 14, 2015

Fourth Time's a Charm as Dupre Completes Solo January Summit of McKinley

Minnesota mountaineer Lonnie Dupre has apparently completed a solo summit of the 20,237-foot Mount McKinley in January, the first time anyone has accomplished such a feat, according to Stevie Plummer, Dupre's expedition manager.

It was Dupre's fourth attempt at a January solo summit. He arrived at base camp to begin his journey on Dec. 18.

On Dupre's Facebook page Sunday afternoon, an image showing Dupre's latitude and longitude based on a GPS tracker he was carrying with him was accompanied by the exclamation "SUMMIT!!!!!"

The image also included a message from the climber, which said, simply, "All OK, Doing Well."

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