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Grand Marais climber abandons quest to reach top of Mount McKinley

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Grand Marais climber Lonnie Dupre has given up his bid to become the first solo climber to reach the summit of Mount McKinley in January.

He left his camp at 14,200 feet Wednesday morning and made camp at 10,000 feet that evening on his way back to base camp, expedition manager Tom Suprenant reported in an e-mail Wednesday night.

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