If you missed it, here’s a round up highpointing related news from over the weekend. Did we miss something? If so, share it in the comments!
This is not so much news as it is just a cool picture from one of the observatories on Mauna Kea.
We posted this one on Facebook yesterday, but it was too good not to share here. A family has a great story about a tough hike and making a new friend on Mt. Washington.
Unfortunately, there is sad news coming from Mt. Whitney. John Lee, a hiker who had been missing since Tuesday, was found dead Sunday.
Sitting around this morning? Sip on that coffee a little longer and check out this collection of links that may be of interest to highpointers.
Even though many in this group had summited Mt. Everest many times, they became the first Nepalese citizens to summit Denali via the West Rib.
The 30th annual Highpointers Convention will be held August 12-13, 2016 at Red Lodge, Montana. John Mitchler will be hosting. Here’s a summary.
Melissa Arnot and Maddie Miller are engaging in the 50 Peaks Challenge sponsored by Eddie Bauer which started on June 27 on their climb of Denali as they attempt to climb all 50 states in 50 days.
According to her profile on Eddie Baur:
Melissa Arnot holds the American women’s world record with 5 successful summits of Mt. Everest. A professional mountain guide since 2004, she has guided on 3 continents, summited Mt. Rainier 104 times, and cofounded The Juniper Fund to support Sherpa families faced with climbing tragedies. In 2014, Arnot pioneered a first ascent of 20,600-foot Mustang Himal in a remote and newly permitted region of Nepal and also traveled to the Wrangell St. Elias range in Alaska to tick a number of expedition ascents.
Kathy Clark, who is 72, is seeking to be the oldest to summit Denali. According to the Clarion Peninsula which profiled her on July 7, 2016 she is training 3 to 4 hours a day. Her most difficult climb so far was Borah where she climbed and descented 6,000 feet in 12 hours and felt nausea in the 100 degree heat at the base. She drove herself to the hospital.
Congratulations Cops on Top on another widely attempt to have climbers on top of all 50 states celebrating fallen police officers. Details of the event are on their facebook page.
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Mick Dunn and Ruth Anne Heselbarth, along with Mark and Ginny Adam, welcome all of you to the Massachusetts 2017 Highpointers Konvention to be held in North Adams and the Berkshire Mountains on July 20-22, 2017. Visit the convention Facebook page.
Many thanks to John Mitchler who has spent countless hours working on a table for the 48 completers. Here’s the list that is updated every year and is released in this years Highpointers Club Directory as a supplement to the newsletter “Apex to Zenith” by the newsletter editors in Colorado. This directory comes out with the 2nd Quarter issue of the newsletter each year and in included in the members dues.
Many thanks to John Mitchler who has spent countless hours working on the table for the 50 completers.
Here’s the list that is updated every year and is released in this years Highpointers Club Directory as a suppliment to the newsletter “Apex to Zenith” by the newsletter editors in Colorado. This directory comes out with the 2nd Quarter issue of the newsletter each year and is included in the members dues.
The 50 completers list is updated and maintained by John Mitchler
We are sorry to hear of the passing of Wendy Comstock. Wendy’s smiling and positive appearance at almost all the Club convention has been an inspiration. Among other things she and her husband Mark Comstock were always the ones giving out the watermelons at our traditional watermelon fest at the convention.