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Highpointers Convention August 12-13, 2016 at Red Lodge, Montana

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.

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“American Highpoints” Film Fundraising Campaign on Indiegogo

Own a DVD of the first feature film about Highpointing! At the Iowa Konvention, we had a chance to see a draft of the film American Highpoints and it looks like producers Gary, Kathleen and Mackenzie Scurka are off to … Continue reading

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2015 Frank Ashley Award Winners

2015 Frank Ashley Awards to non-club members for service to highpoints were handed out at the 2015 Highpointers Convention. Award winners this year are:

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Frank Ashley Award

The Frank Ashley Award goes to members for significant work in the year prior (it is different from the Vin Hoeman and Jack Longacre awards which reflect cumulative work).

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KTIV Television Coverage of Highpointers Convention

KTIV News 4 Sioux City IA: News, Weather and Sports KTIV in Souix City has a nice piece on the Highpointers Convention focusing in particular on the father daughter visit of Gary and Eleanor Szelc.

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Club Shout Out on Welcometoamerica.us

Thanks Roger Johnson from welcomtoamerica.us for the shout out about the club in a story on climbing Whitney. Roger is weeking to earn a “Best Trippy Award” for the video.

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News Coverage of Highpointers Convention at Hawkeye Point

The of the 2015 Highpointers Convention at Hawkeye Point is being held this weekend (July 23-25) and it is getting a lot of coverage in the local media. *KIWA Radio (interview with Osceola County Economic Development Director Mike Earll) *Sioux … Continue reading

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Jack Parsell (1921-2015)

Jack Parsell who was one of the original highpointers to attend the first highpointers convention in Michigan and who attended almost every convention afterwards. Jack was famed for his tripoint and low point books.Here’s an interview with him in 2003

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Atlas Obscura Article on Club

Atlas Obscura has a nice article on the Club and its president Time Webb.

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Hawkeye Point, Iowa Highpointers Convention Registration – July 24 and 25 2015

Welcome to Iowa 2015! Your host Jim Sutton, co-host Don Holmes, coordinator Nikki Hemphill and The Crew invite you to attend what we hope will be the largest convention in High-pointers Club history! We want you to make Convention #29 … Continue reading

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