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Gearjunkie has a spectacuarly well written on article on highpointing “Highpointing: Climb To The Top Of 50 States” which really captures the spirit of the hobby. Here’s an excerpt. High on Denali, John Mitchler took out a pencil to write … Continue reading
The Carbon County News in Red Lodge, Montana, has a nice article on the Highpointers convention. Convention organizer John Mitchler was quoted in the article: The toughest climb for Mitchler is Granite Peak. “It’s nasty. It’s hands on rock climbing. … Continue reading
Congratulations Lucy Westlake of Naperville, Illinois, who was 12 years, 8 months and 18 days old when she claimed to be the youngest girl to complete all 48 states. The article notes that the family does not have a television … Continue reading
2016-2017 Highpointers Board of Directors, Red Lodge, Montana convention Left to right: Ray Nelson (ex-officio), Alan Ritter, Bomber Brown, Ruth Anne Heselbarth, Gary Szelc, Kathy Dalsaso, Tim Webb, Nikki Hemphill, Mark Comstock, Mick Dunn, Marion Bauman, Don Holmes, George Paynter, … Continue reading
Here’s the Highpointers Club Facebook August Photo Contest.
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).
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.
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 … Continue reading
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.
Mick Dunn and Ruth Anne Heselbarth, along with Mark and Ginny Adam, welcome all of you to the Massachusetts 2017 Highpointers Convention to be held in North Adams and the Berkshire Mountains on July 20-22, 2017. The schedule has been … Continue reading