Congratulations Frank Sutman on Winning Facebook Photo Contest


Congratulations Frank Sutman for winning the Highpointer Facebook photo competition. BTW this was one of the first projects of Fallon Rowe who is working on increasing the club’s social media presence.

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Edward Earl (1964-2015)


We mourn the passing of Edward Earl who left us in an accident after an attempt to climb Mt Isto in Alaska on June 19, 2015. Ed was an avid highpointer and had been an editor of the county highpointer website. Itso had just been designated as the highest peak in the Arctic in North America.

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“American Highpoints” Film Fundraising Campaign on Indiegogo

Own a DVD of the first feature film about Highpointing!

At the Iowa Konvention, we had a chance to see a draft of the film American Highpoints and it looks like producers Gary, Kathleen and
Mackenzie Scurka are off to a great start.

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2015 Frank Ashley Award Winners

2015 Frank Ashley Awards to non-club members for service to highpoints were handed out at the 2015 Highpointers Convention. Award winners this year are:
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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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KTIV Television Coverage of Highpointers Convention

KTIV News 4 Sioux City IA: News, Weather and Sports
KTIV in Souix City has a nice piece on the Highpointers Convention focusing in particular on the father daughter visit of Gary and Eleanor Szelc.
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Club Shout Out on Welcometoamerica.us


Thanks Roger Johnson from welcomtoamerica.us for the shout out about the club in a story on climbing Whitney. Roger is
weeking to earn a “Best Trippy Award” for the video.
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News Coverage of Highpointers Convention at Hawkeye Point


The of the 2015 Highpointers Convention at Hawkeye Point is being held this weekend (July 23-25) and it is getting a lot of coverage in the local media.

*KIWA Radio (interview with Osceola County Economic Development Director Mike Earll)
*Sioux City Journal (youtube interview with Mike Earll)
*KICD (interview with convention host Jim Sutton)
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Jack Parsell (1921-2015)

Jack Parsell formally nominates Arizona for 2008
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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