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2010-12-06 18:01:29
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Summit Meeting.
Recently John Mitchler of the US High Pointers Club was in town. The club ( highpointers.org ) is devoted to promoting the activity of climbing the high points of the 50 US states. Which vary from easy to serious mountaineering.
The've been at it a long time, though not as long as the Munro baggers in Scotland! Being the US of course the organisation is enormous. It's organised on non-profit lines.
John is the editor of the very substantial publications that the Highpointers put out. John and his wife Kathy had been over here having a go at various summits in Ireland including County High Points and "the highest point in each national park" (6 of those - a category we hadn't previously considered). Obviously not afraid of a boggy challenge either. I met them the day after they had summitted Slieve Car in the Nephin Begs which has a reputation for being a very long day given the isolation of the top.
Anyway, it just shows how widespread bagging, summiteering or highpointing or whatever you call it is.
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