APEX CHALLENGE 2
A National Event
The APEX CHALLENGE 2 is for people of all ages who have a passion to travel, love being outdoors and are drawn to the U.S. State Highpoints. The goal of APEX CHALLENGE 2 is to have teams of people in every state summiting one or more of the contiguous state highpoints plus Hawaii in 2019 during the time period Saturday, June 29th through Thursday, July 4th.
WHY AN APEX CHALLENGE?
The vision of this event encompasses activities aimed at restoring the American spirit and national pride by bringing people together through America's great outdoors. When President Theodore Roosevelt saw the Grand Canyon he remarked, "Leave it as it is. You can not improve on it." This quotation speaks to the beauty of our country and the exceptionalism of the people wishing to preserve it for future generations. The event emphasizes health, getting outdoors and being active to
help counter so many of the diseases like diabetes, obesity & mobility issues
plaguing our society. The event will also be FUN for families and people
in communities across our nation.
WHAT IS HIGHPOINTING?
HIGHPOINTING is the sport of ascending to the point with the highest elevation
within a given area (the "highpoint"). Examples include: climbing the highest point
of each U.S. state reaching the highest point of each county within a specific state;
and ascending the highest mountain on each continent (e.g. the Seven Summits).
American highpoints vary in height, difficulty, and access. For instance some
highpoints can be completed in a few hours and are easily accessible. Other
highpoints require extreme mountaineering skills and planning.
At http://www.summitpost.org you can see a complete list of American highpoints.
According to SummitPost.org, as of the spring of 2014, there are 253 recorded
completers of all 50 highpoints and a total of 473 recorded completers of the
lower 48 highpoints. It is a worthy goal to attempt such a feat, and a remarkable
accomplishment for those who reach it. However, it is a wonderful
experience just to visit as many as possible, whether it be 20, 30, 40, or all 50.
BE INVOLVED IN APEX CHALLENGE 2!
To become part of APEX CHALLENGE 2 please complete our survey. The survey
will give you the opportunity to indicate your level of interest (i.e. actively participate,
support, or just follow). By completing the survey you will receive informational
updates between now and the event. Take the survey by clicking here.
A NOTE FROM THE ORGANIZER
This will be the 25th Anniversary of APEX CHALLENGE 1 held in June 29, 1994.
To receive a free e-book documenting APEX CHALLENGE 1 click here.
This event is open to anyone and is endorsed by the Highpointers Club Of America.
For information about the Highpointers Club of America go to www.highpointers.org
or to obtain a membership application click here.