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Interview with Highpointer Matt Moniz Who Survived Everest Base Camp Avalanche

Highpointer Matt Moniz survived the avalanche that killed at least 18 people at the Everest base camp on Saturday, April 28. Here’s an interview with him on Colorado Public Radio. (audio) Matt’s facebook page Matt’s profile as associate director at … Continue reading

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2015 Access Dates for Illinois

Charles Mound is private property with the owners house near the summit. In its history has been closed to the public and there has been a fee. The owners have given us permission to visit the summit during daylight hours … Continue reading

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Connecticut Outdoors Article on Club

Connecticut Outdoors has a nice article “Reaching the Top of America” by Dirk Langefled that includes an interview with Club President Time Webb.

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2015-2016 Highpointers Board of Directors

2014-2015 Board of Directors: Bottom Row Left to Right: Don Holmes, Ray Nelson, Mark Comstock, Nikki Hemphill, Kathy Delsaso, Kamell Abdenour Second Row: Jim Sutton, Mick Dunn, Tim Webb, John Keator, Gary Szelc, Marion Bauman Not Pictured Eric Lichtenstein and … Continue reading

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Trailer for American Highpoints

We are thrilled to see the first trailer Gary Scurka and Kathleen Wolffe’s new film American Highpoints by Every Step Productions. Gary and Kathleen have attended club conventions and interviewed numerous members in the preparation for their movie.

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Club Mentioned in Article on Sassafras Mountain

Thanks Heyward Douglass, executive director of the Foothills Trail Conference, for the shoot out of the Highpointers Club in a wonderful article about the new viewing platform on Sassafras Mountain that appeared in the Citizen-Times on February 9, 2015, in … Continue reading

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Missing Woodall Mountain Sign Recovered Down a Well

The Woodall Mountain summit dedicated during the 2010 convention but which disappeared shortly afterwards has been recovered after being discovered hidden in a well and tied to a garden hose. Great job! The text of the announcement: PLAQUE RECOVERED – … Continue reading

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2015 Highpointers Calendar at Merc

The 2015 Highpointers Calendar is available at The Merc.

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Rhode Island Celebrates Acquisition of Jerimoth Hill on October 22

Rhode Island Governor Lincoln D. Chafee attended Wednesday, October 22, 2014, formal transfer of Jerimoth Hill from Brown University to the state who was represented by Dean David Targan. Highpointer Club liaison Stony Burk who has been active in facilitating … Continue reading

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Michael Hylland’s New Highpoint Geology Webpage

Highpointer Michael Hylland has a very nice and slick page on Highpoint Geology!

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