Tag Archives: Completer stories

Mike Clemens Is Flying High After Finish the 48!

[Published in Apex to Zenith #51 – Fourth Quarter 2000] Highlight on Mount Mitchell: “going for an evening stroll, and stumbling on a moonshiner’s camp in the woods.” Okay, I’ve put this off long enough, hoping to snag Denali for … Continue reading

Posted in General | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Carrie Sears Bell Taps Family Expertise to Become 15th Woman To Finish 48 States (on Gannett)

[Published in Apex to Zenith #51 – Fourth Quarter 2000] “The biggest drawback [on Denali] is leaving my husband and two children for three weeks.” I am writing to let you know that I reached the top of my 49th … Continue reading

Posted in General | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Steve Packer’s Ordeal Ends in Success With His 50th Highpoint on Wheeler Peak

[Published in Apex to Zenith #51 – Fourth Quarter 2000] “…it cost me nine of my fingers and toes, 12 surgeries, and 15 months out of work” We got up at 4 AM. After hot coffee and a fortifying breakfast, … Continue reading

Posted in General | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Greg Griffith Returns to Rhode Island for #50

[Published in Apex to Zenith #51 – Fourth Quarter 2000] “It all started after having received Don Holmes book as “recuperative reading” material following a May 1994 paragliding accident that resulted in a broken back.” I began my highpointing quest … Continue reading

Posted in General | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Richard White Saw ‘Em and Did ‘Em All 50!

[Published in Apex to Zenith #50 – Third Quarter 2000] Number done solo: 47, all but Denali, Rainier, and Hood.  Multiple Attempts: Driskill (2) scary lightning storm…Boundary (2) couldn’t find trail head Ever since I was young, I have wanted … Continue reading

Posted in General | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Dennis Stewart Finishes at the Hawaii Convention

[Published in Apex to Zenith #50 – Third Quarter 2000] I am only 4 states away from doing them [48 states] a third time! I would scan the horizon from my Rand-McNally Road Atlas in an attempt to locate that … Continue reading

Posted in General | Tagged , | Leave a comment

D. Kahan Klimbs Them All

[Published in Apex to Zenith #50 – Third Quarter 2000] First was Denali in April of ’88 (training for Everest). Did not know of the high points at that time. Later next year someone asked me about the HP’s. I … Continue reading

Posted in General | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Steve and Liz Fellstrom Finish 50 Together

[Published in Apex to Zenith #50 – Third Quarter 2000] Liz and I, grandparents of four with a fifth due shortly, started our highpointing adventure in 1994. Liz and I, grandparents of four with a fifth due shortly, started our … Continue reading

Posted in General | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Dale Stutsman is First of Five to Finish During Hawaii Convention

[Published in Apex to Zenith #50 – Third Quarter 2000] It took me just over 17 years to complete all 50 highpoints, and over 18 years to find my soul mate.  Highlight: Going on a 14,000-mile, 53-day, 17-state highpoint road … Continue reading

Posted in General | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Henri Butler Endures A Rollercoaster Journey for 50

[Published in Apex to Zenith #50 – Third Quarter 2000] 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.    … Continue reading

Posted in General | Tagged , , | Leave a comment