The idea of MountainSummits.com originated out of a passion for mountains and for hiking and backpacking in them.
MountainSummits.com features mountain-specific information useful to you as you plan your hike in the mountains of
New England. This includes mountain descriptions, driving directions, summit pictures, weather information, preplanned hikes, and more.
MountainSummits.com is also dedicated to being environmentally conscious and socially responsible. A risk in making it easier for people to enjoy the mountains is the increased liklihood that more people will damage fragile outdoor ecosystems. Thus, this website advocates Leave No Trace principles and Leave No Trace links are numerous throughout the site.
Thanks for visiting and may you enjoy many safe and fun mountain adventures,
ABOUT THE FOUNDER
Mark Milewski is an avid outdoor enthusiast. He received his Eagle Scout Award from Troop 25 in
at the age of 17 and has volunteered as an Assistant Scoutmaster with the Boy Scouts for over twenty years. He is a two-time graduate of the Manchester, Connecticut . His first Outward Bound course, 23 days of alpine mountaineering, took place in the Colorado Outward Bound School North San Juanrange of the Colorado Rockies. His second, an 83-day Wilderness Leadership Semester, included winter camping in the Colorado Rockies, rock climbing in Joshua Tree National Park in California, river rafting down the Green and Colorado Rivers in Utah, and canyon backpacking in Utah's Canyonlands National Park. In 1997, Mark hiked the entire 2,160 mile Appalachian Trail, starting in Georgiaand ending six months later on the top of Mt. Katahdinin . He hiked the entire 270-mile Long Trail in Maine Vermontand the 211-mile John Muir Trail in . He has summited California Washington's 14,410 ft. Mt. Rainierand all 48 of 's 4,000 foot peaks. He has reached the top of four of the 7 Summits (i.e., the highest mountain on each continent): Russia's 18,510 ft. New Hampshire Mt. Elbrus(Europe), Tanzania's 19,340 ft. Mt. Kilimanjaro(Africa), Alaska’s 20,320 ft. Mt.McKinley a.k.a. Denali (North America), and Argentina’s 22,840 ft. Mt. Aconcagua( South America). Mark belongs to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. Mark holds a B.A. in political science from Syracuse University, an M.A. in history from the Universityof Connecticut, and an M.B.A. from . He earned his teaching credentials at Bentley College Yale Universityand teaches business in the system. Connecticut Community College