Club History

In this section we explore the history of the Highpointers Club. After reading some summit registers, Jack Longacre had an epiphany “My God! There must be others out there with no more sense than myself, and I’d like to meet or correspond with them.” Jack wrote to Outside Magazine in 1986 and that started the ball rolling. You can read the details in “Birth of the Club“. Sadly, Jakk died in 2002, but you can read about him here.

The club maintains “48 Finishers” and “50 Completer” lists for club members. But you can read about Arthur Marshall who was the first to summit all 50 state highpoints in 1936, well before the founding of the club.