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From Ebright Azimuth (Delaware) to Mount McKinley (Alaska) - Our Quest for the 50 State High Points By Matthew and Eric Gilbertson

Our mission to climb the highest mountain in every state began with 
Tennessee's Clingman's Dome in 1996. Since then we've biked, hiked, rock 
climbed, hitchhiked, driven, flown, and showshoed to the summit of 49 
state high points so far, including Mount McKinley, Mt Rainier (WA), and 
Gannett Peak (WY). We've juggled on Florida's Britton Hill, stealth 
camped on Nebraska's Panorama Point, and tasted snow on Kentucky's Black 
Mountain.

One mountain remains: Guadalupe Peak in Texas. We'll fly to El Paso on 
Friday and plan to climb it this weekend.

In a one-hour lecture on Monday evening we'll show photos and share 
stories from our 15-year quest. We'll also reveal whether or not we were 
able to climb Guadalupe Peak. At the end we'll briefly present some of 
our work on the country high points including Iceland, Norway, 
Liechtenstein, Andorra, and Mexico.

More info about our quest: http://web.mit.edu/matthewg/Public/high_points/
Recorded on 2/27/12

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