Stories from the road

New Hampshire’s Presidential Range

By: Bill Urbanski In recent years, the CampTheSummit team has been drawn to New Hampshire for a variety of adventures: rock climbing in Rumney, winter ascents of Mount Washington to name a few. Last Saturday, Patrick and I loaded our duffel bags with crampons, boots and ice tools in hopes of adding ice climbing to

By | 2017-12-16T19:34:35+00:00 January 18th, 2012|The Road Report|0 Comments

Winter Park Is For Mountain Biking

Patrick off-trail on a shortcut Patrick and I had hoped to mountain bike in Canyonlands or Moab, but things just didn’t work out.  We had also planned to visit the Moniz family in Boulder, but upon descending from the summit of Independence Monument, I learned from Mike Moniz that he and his family

By | 2017-12-16T19:34:38+00:00 October 11th, 2011|The Road Report|0 Comments

Fremont Canyon

Saturday, August 13, 2011 ALCOVA, Wyoming – This spot was not on the original itinerary, but thanks to my friend Kendall Bassett, I sure am glad it was added.  This spot is Fremont Canyon, a rock climbing gem about thirty miles outside of Casper, Wyoming. Bill atop the Low Voltage Wall at Fremont Canyon

By | 2017-12-16T19:34:39+00:00 August 23rd, 2011|The Road Report|0 Comments

Tower Take Two

Friday, August 12, 2011 SUNDANCE, Wyoming – The last time I climbed Devils Tower, which was also the first time I climbed Devils Tower, I was lucky to get down unscathed, and unscorched by the powerful lightning storm that at first hastened then later interrupted our rappel.  The harrowing account of my first Devils Tower

By | 2017-12-16T19:34:39+00:00 August 19th, 2011|The Road Report|0 Comments

I’ve reached the west!

As I write this, I am sitting in a coffee shop in Seattle Washington. After 2 weeks, I have made it as far west as I will get on this trip. The past few weeks have been a whirlwind of adventure across the country. Last week I attended my first Outdoor Retailer expo in Salt

By | 2017-12-16T19:34:40+00:00 August 13th, 2011|The Road Report|2 Comments

Colorful Colorado

Waking up at 5am is hard to do, and you know what? it's even harder to do after a few cold ones the night before. All headaches aside, I reluctantly pulled myself from that sleeping bag I called home for five hours and began to get ready. We had around a thousand miles to cover,

By | 2017-12-16T19:34:40+00:00 August 4th, 2011|The Road Report|0 Comments

We set sail!

At 3:30 pm eastern standard time, Bill and I set off on what with be a multi-faceted adventure. For me, this will be a 5 week adventure spanning much of the country. Climbing, mountaineering, mountain biking, Outdoor Retailer and so much more on the agenda for this trip. Much of our travel time today was

By | 2011-07-30T04:39:10+00:00 July 30th, 2011|The Road Report|0 Comments

To The West, and Bigger Things

For a long time, I have been passionate about travel and adventure, but was always limited by the constraints of a normal day job. Considering things like climbing Denali, or setting out on a month long cross country epic were very appealing yet just out of reach. This will all be changing at the end

By | 2017-12-16T19:34:41+00:00 June 14th, 2011|The Road Report|10 Comments

Fight The Panic!

Stressed out on Devils Tower Recently, while battling a bout with illness I had an epiphany. I was laying in bed, my head was completely blocked up. Suddenly I felt as if I was suffocating and claustrophobia kicked into high gear. My instinct told me to jump out of bed, flick on the light switch and

By | 2017-12-16T19:34:49+00:00 January 10th, 2011|The Road Report|0 Comments