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50 Completers as of June 6, 2017

The 50-completers list is updated every year and published in the “Apex to Zenith” Highpointers Club newsletter which is a membership benefit. The 50-completers list, formerly maintained by John Mitchler, is updated and maintained by Terry Bird. Club members can … Continue reading

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Joseph “Mitch” Michaud (1928-2013)

Joseph “Mitch” Michaud (February 12, 1928-May 2, 2013) who was the second person to complete all 50 states when he did it on December 4, 1970, passed at his family home in Worcester, Massachusetts.

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50 and 48 Completers in 2013-2014

John Mitchler at the Maine 2013 convention reported on those who completed since the 2012 convention. There have been 11 50-state completers and 19 48-state completers.

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Mario Locatelli Headstand Featured in Official McKinley Climbing Report

Mario Locatelli, an avid Highpointer from Montana, who became the oldest (71 years and 6 months young) to summit Mount McKinley, was featured in the Official McKinley Climbing Report for 2004. Incidentally Denali was Mario’s 50th state completion. You probably recognize these, now famous, summit headstand … Continue reading

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Mike Clemens Becomes First to Complete 50 States Solo

With a solo ascent of Mt. McKinley in May/June 2001, Mike Clemens becomes the first person to complete the 50 highpoints solo! A couple of issues ago, I sent in a write-up on my 48 completion, since I was thwarted … Continue reading

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Dave Kennedy – A Gannet Peak Story – 50 Completion

Click for bigger picture [Ed. Note – Dave has kept us informed of his exploits by sending us newspaper coverage of his quest. An excellent article (photos, tables, maps, etc.) was run in the Fresno Bee. This article resides in … Continue reading

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John Lent: Mountains, Marathons and Memories – 50 Completions

It was the Fourth of July 2001 and Mary Ann and I were celebrating something really special. Not only were we celebrating our 4th wedding anniversary on the 4th of July, but we were also about to stand on top … Continue reading

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Kenny Pokora – Sunrise and Snowstorm: 50 Completions

Donna, my wife, and I started backpacking in 1978 with a trip to Bryce Canyon in Utah. In the years that followed, we visited many National and State parks throughout the United States car camping and numerous backpacking trips into … Continue reading

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Henri Butler Endures A Rollercoaster Journey for 50

Chris & I decided it would be a respectful gesture to summit [Jerimoth] on 9-26-97, the day our dad passed away.  We sat on the rocks talking and remembering.    The joy of the accomplishment [of McKinley] mixed with the … Continue reading

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Whit Rambach Climbs All 50 Highpoints Twice!

What a long, strange trip it’s been. In 1992, a small group of friends piled into an even smaller Cessna and flew to Shasta. The next few days were a slice of heaven as we climbed the daunting peak. That … Continue reading

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