Tag Archives: Alaska

Highpointers Blogging from Mount McKinley

A couple Club members are blogging this year as they climb Denali. Troy Bacon from Indiana is with the Cops on Top team that is currently on the mountain. You follow him on blogspot. Dave Covill is planning to climb … Continue reading

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Mario Locatelli Headstand Featured in Official McKinley Climbing Report

Mario Locatelli, an avid Highpointer from Montana, who became the oldest (71 years and 6 months young) to summit Mount McKinley, was featured in the Official McKinley Climbing Report for 2004. Incidentally Denali was Mario’s 50th state completion. You probably recognize these, now famous, summit headstand … Continue reading

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Climbing Considerations on Public Highpoints

Alaska – It goes without saying that Mount McKinley requires lots of preparation. The climbing process is heavily regulated and they are considering quotas. For more info: http://www.nps.gov/dena/mountain/talkeet.htm California – Entry into the “Whitney Zone” is heavily regulated. The quotas … Continue reading

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