Category Archives: General

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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History and Future of Highpointers Conventions

The Highpointers Annual Convention and Membership Meetings rotate from region to region and are held in one of four geographical areas in the United States each year. For those who have the “Highpoint Calling” they’re an almost religious experiences where you … Continue reading

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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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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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