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Article on Andy Martin and County Highpointing

An article on mlive.com in Michigan reports on Andy Martin and his book County High Points about the highest points in all 3,141 counties. It also mentions peakbagger.com.

253 MPH Wind in Australia Bests Mount Washington

Here’s an article that notes that Mount Washington 231 mph wind on April 12, 1934 has been toppled.

The new world record has been set by a gust of 253 mph on Australia’s Barrow Island during Cyclone Olivia in 1996.

253 mph gust on Australia’s Barrow Island during Cyclone Olivia in 1996

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Highpointers at Wilderness Wildlife Week in Pigeon Forge…

Now is the time… January 9th through January 16th 2010!!!

The Highpointers Club will be there!!!

“Wilderness Wildlife Week” is the ultimate Smoky Mountain experience offering a series of activities sure to connect visitors with the wide, wonderful world of the great outdoors.

In 2010, celebrate the 20th anniversary of this very special event. Visitors will enjoy more than 100 experts sharing their knowledge of the outdoors in more than 175 seminars, lectures and hands-on workshops. 

Get up close to nature with your choice of more than 50 guided walks and hikes. Music lovers will enjoy tunes performed by authentic Smoky Mountain musicians at AppalachiaFest.


Scoop up Neat Highpointer Stuff…

Awards, Patches, Books…

The latest Mercantile price list is out.  Other than new items, reasonable prices and a new postage rate, nothing has changed.  Hah!!!  Mother Merc has always something on the stove. 

Be sure to check back often for something good. (more…)

NJ09 on Twitter


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The Highpointers Club is now on “twitter.”  It’s a brand new start set up by Highpointer/Webmaster Roger ‘Forgeddaboutit” Rowlett. 

There are several people signing up for it.  Check it out and be sure to let us know what we can do to make it better if you see something.


Spread the Highpointing Gospel…


Any Highpointer Club member interested in doing a “PowerPoint Highpointing Presentation” should contact Ad/Marketing Committee Chair Bill Deitzer.

Bill, along with his “Better Half” Rosemary, would like to also thank the many Club members for their Highpointing pictures and “Hero Shots.”

So far there are eleven presenters that have volunteered their time to do this.


Highpointers Wanted… A Perfect Gift as Well!!!

Not a member and would like to join our group of fun seekers?  Join today, sign up a friend or relative.  Better yet… Join and sign up a friend and relative!!!

By joining you will have access to the annual “Conventions” which are held in one of the United States’ geographical areas each year.

These are the best “Face to Face” experience that you can have to get the most out of highpointing and travel.  There you’ll meet hundreds of new and very experience climbers and travelers that will help in your quest. 


“Climb Up So Kids Can Grow Up!” Challange…

The Challenge…

The American Foundation for Children with AIDS (AFCA) has two up-coming events they want to challenge Highpointers to be a part of.  The first of afcathese challenges is Climb Up the 50.  In this event, AFCA attempts to get at least 50 climbers on the highest peak in each of their states.  Depending on the state, this can be a huge undertaking for some while for others it may be just a short day hike or drive-up. 

Climb Up the 50is centered around projected dates when a team can summit Denali (highest peak in Alaska), which means climbers and hikers and summit their peak on any day between July 3rd and the 12th.