Gear junkie: Companies cater to peak baggers
By Stephen Regenold
Each of the 50 U.S. states has a high point of elevation, be it a towering mountain peak or a nondescript knoll in a cornfield. To a small group of climbers who call themselves highpointers, every one of these summits is geographically significant.
The goal is to climb all 50 high points in a lifetime. To date, according to http://www.Highpointers.org
, only 125 people have done it. But many more are trying, and two companies have jumped into the sport with products that cater specifically to the highpointing crowd.