Highpointers

About This Episode


Introducing the little known sport of "highpointing," a unique hobby for climbers and outdoor adventurers. Two college-age women strive to reach the highest point in every state, including one of the most dangerous in the American west. One is a novice when it comes to technical climbing, the other is an expert rock climber challenged by a disability.

Their quest is made all the more challenging as they learn Wyoming's Gannett Peak is deep in wilderness territory. A film about adventure, perseverance, youthful coming-of-age, triumph over adversity, and wilderness appreciation and preservation, Highpointers includes stunning scenic cinematography of the rarely seen Wind River Range in Wyoming.