Wendy Comstock (1952-2016)

Mark and Wendy Comstock with watermelon on Campbell Hill
We are sorry to hear of the passing of Wendy Comstock. Wendy’s smiling and positive appearance at almost all the Club convention has been an inspiration. Among other things she and her husband Mark Comstock were always the ones giving out the watermelons at our traditional watermelon fest at the convention.
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Highpointers Foundation Sit on the Bench Contest

Highpointers Foundation Bench
The Highpointers Foundation is sponsoring a contest to see who can photograph themselves sitting on the most Highpointers Foundation benches which are near 23 highpoints.
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Pretty in Pink: New T-Shirt and Cap Added To Merc


The Highpointers Merc has added 2 new products – a pink cap and a pink t-shirt. To complete your ensemble you can also get a pink tote bag.

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2016 Access Dates for Illinois

Trip to Charles Mound 005
Charles Mound is private property with the owners house near the summit. In its history has been closed to the public and there has been a fee.

The owners have given us permission to visit the summit during daylight hours the first Saturday/Sunday weekends of June, July, August and September. There is no charge.

You cannot visit other times.
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Climb Talk Interview with John Mitchler on Highpointers Club History

Newsletter editor John Mitchler was interviewed on the ClimbTalk radio show on Radio 1190 Denver/Boulder talking about highpointing at Highpointers history.

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Sioux City Journal article on 2015 Iowa Convention

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The Sioux City Journal has an article in its March 14, 2016, talking about the Highpointers Convention in 2015 at Hawkeye Point. The article begins, “For the first time in years, a national convention came to Osceola County…”

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Jean Trousdale (1933-2016)


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2016 Highpointers Calendar at Merc


The 2016 Highpointers Calendar is available at the Merc.
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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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