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Gearjunkie.com article on highpointing

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

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News Coverage of Highpointers Convention in Montana

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

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Lucy Westlake at 12 Claims to Be Youngest to Summit the Lower 48

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

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Highpointers Board of Directors of the Past

2016-2017 Highpointers Board of Directors at 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 … Continue reading

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Highpointers Club Facebook August Photo Contest

Here’s the Highpointers Club Facebook August Photo Contest.

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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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2016 Highpointers Convention August 12-13 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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Member 72 Year Old Kathy Clark Seeks to Be Oldest Woman To Summit Denali

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

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Congratulations Cops on Top on the 2016 Summit Climbs

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.

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2017 Highpointers Convention July 20-22 at Mount Greylock

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

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