Highpointing is a new sport that is gaining a lot of appeal in recent years. Highpointing is about ascending to the highest elevation within a given area by any means. The sport is practiced all around the world, though it seems the most popular in the United States.

Examples include: climbing the highest point of each U.S. state; reaching the highest point of each country in the world or a continent. Within a state, one can also aim to climb the highest point of each county. Likewise, on a grander scale, one can set out to ascending the highest mountain on each continent (known as the “Seven Summits”).

Highpointing is also related to “Peakbagging” which is usually more mountain climbing specific.