America's least interesting climb?

I heard a story on the radio about a teenage boy who is planning to climb Everest, having previously completed Mt. McKinley and several other world-class climbs. Asked what he would do after that, he said he wanted to climb the highest points in all 50 states. I though to myself, "Self, there have to be some pretty boring climbs in there. I mean, how high can the highest point here in Florida be, after all?"

Very low, it turns out. In fact, we have the lowest high point of all 50 states. Britton Hill in the Panhandle is a mere 345ft above sea level. There are 16 states -- Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Utah, Wisconsin, and Wyoming -- that have lowest points higher than that. It would take almost 10 Britton Hills stacked on top of each other to reach as high as America's highest low point, in Colorado, and almost 59 stacked to reach as high as the highest point in the US, the top of Mt. McKinley. If you stuck Britton Hill into America's lowest point at -282ft, in Death Valley, its top would reach only 63 ft above sea level.

We have buildings in this state taller. The Four Seasons Hotel in Miami is 789ft, more than twice as tall.

Notwithstanding the difficulty of finding a Sherpa in Walton County, Florida, I don't think that kid is going to have any trouble with this one.