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Kristen Kelliher is Youngest Female Completer (17)

Kristen Kelliher from Hanover, NH, is the youngest female to complete 48 states (17 years, 4 months, and 13 days). She completed on Mount Mansfield on September 11, 2011. The previous record was Danielle Birrer, was 18 years, 4 days old, in 2000. The photo above is on Boundary Peak in 2006. Be sure to check out her gallery which has summit shots from 48 states.

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Highpointer Aron Ralston Parodied on Simpsons Halloween Episode

Highpointer and 50-state completer Aron Ralston has received tons of publicity over the years including being portayed in the Academy Award nominated “127 Hours.” The Simpson’s Halloween show will parody him (with Aron voicing the character!). Its site says, “Homer takes a dangerous dive into an isolated canyon on Candy Peak, but when a crashing boulder traps his arm, he channels Aron Ralston (guest voicing as himself) to save himself.”

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Highpointers Registration on Front Page of Bellefontaine Examiner

The Bellefontaine Examiner of July 15, 2011 under the headline “Hitting the high point” featured a photo of Cassandra Hayes registering on the Campbell Hill summit marker itself. Nikki Hemphill is at the desk and Jean Trousdale is on the right.

Other Bellefontaine coverage included:
*National Highpointers Club to climb Ohio’s highest point
*GOBA, Highpointers expected to boost local tourism in 2011