Five Summits: Armchair Adventure Series at Vose Library

Posted:  Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 9:45am

UNION — As part of the Five Summits: Armchair Adventure Series, Vose Library will host a talk by avid climber Mark Milewski, Saturday, January 14, at 1 p.m. Milewski, professor of history in Connecticut, has climbed five of the "Seven Summits" (excluding Australia and Antarctica). He will show pictures and tell stories of his climbing adventures.

Milewski thru-hiked the entire Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine in 1997, often backpacking alongside fellow thru-hiker and local resident Dan Day.

He has summited the highest peaks in New Hampshire’s White Mountains and New York’s Adirondacks.

An Eagle Scout, he currently serves as Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 25 in Manchester, Connecticut, where he has volunteered for more than 25 years. Professionally, Milewski is assistant professor of business administration teaching management courses at Tunxis Community College in Farmington, Connecticut.

His current goal is to climb the highest mountain on each of the seven continents. He reached his fifth peak on May 20, 2016, when he summited 29,029 ft. Mt. Everest.

The Armchair Adventure Series features talks about traveling to faraway places and exploring new trails closer to home.

Event Date: 
Sat, 01/14/2017 - 1:00pm
Event Location: 
Vose Library, 392 Common Road, Union