Author Archives: Clint Kaul

50 Completer stories on the web

Whetting your appetite for the First Quarter issue to arrive in your mailbox. Here is a video of Mark Birkett becoming a 50 Completer on Kings Peak, Utah. Will Stoll has created a nice Powerpoint slideshow of his 20 year … Continue reading

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Scholarship deadline is April 30, 2018

The Highpointers Club offers a scholarship for college-bound or college-enrolled family members of the Highpointers Club to celebrate the education of our youth. Last year’s winner was Joel Wilner. His winning essay was published in Issue #118 – Third Quarter … Continue reading

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Charles Mound 2018 Access Dates Announced

Highpointers hoping to reach the top of Illinois will have five weekend opportunities in 2018 as the access dates for Charles Mound have been announced. For those looking for a winter accent to the top of┬áThe Prairie State, access will … Continue reading

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Issue #119 of “Apex to Zenith” Fourth Quarter 2017

Topic Page 48 Finishers• Brian Council• Norman Michaels• Don Smalley 9 – 10, 27 50 Completers• Steve Eilertson• Nigel Roberts• Joan Zardus 2, 7 – 9 50 and 48 4 Article – Virginia 18 Ask a Guide 22 – 24 … Continue reading

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2018 Highpointers Convention June 28-30 at Magazine Mountain

The 32nd Highpointers Club Convention will be held at “The Lodge at Mount Magazine” in Mount Magazine State Park which is on top of the state highpoint Magazine Mountain. The action happens from June 28 to June 30, 2018. How … Continue reading

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Issue #118 of “Apex to Zenith” Third Quarter 2017

Topic Page 48 Finishers• Judy and Billy McDonough 9 – 10, 35 50 Completers• Kevin Baker• Bob and Sharon Dawson• Pete Deshler• Bruce Freedman• Derek Rutledge 2, 7 – 9 50 and 48 4 – 6 Article – Eclipse! 24 … Continue reading

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Issue #117 of “Apex to Zenith” Second Quarter 2017

Topic Page 50 Completers• Tom Renaud• Alison Schenk 2, 5 50 and 48 4 Article – Eclipse! 15 Article – Into Thick Air 36 Article – Origin of State Highpoint Names 27 – 31 Ask a Guide 12 Awards 12 … Continue reading

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Highpoints by Volume

While looking for various mountain metrics I found the ORS (Spire) Measure as well as Tim Worth’s Steepness Measure which is a simplified version of ORS. I decided to try an intermediate measure – measuring the volume of the peak … Continue reading

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Climbing season begins at Denali National Park

KTUU (Talkeetna, AK) is reporting that the climbing season for Denali National Park is starting. According to park spokeswoman Maureen Gualtieri “We’re expecting a pretty typical season in terms of the numbers of visitors numbers of climbers on the two … Continue reading

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Highpoints by Prominence, Isolation and Dominance

This map is based upon Prominence and Isolation data from Peakbagger and Eberhard Jurgalski’s work on Dominance. The icons are color-coded by their Altitude Class (Dominance). Each summit is linked to its Prominence Key-Col (horse icon) by a purple line … Continue reading

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