John Quillen-climber, public speaker, writer
Raised in the hills of East Tennessee, John heeded the call of the mountains at an early age. Always tromping through the streams and hollers, it was a hiking trip to Mt. Leconte at age 9 that sealed the deal. From that point, little else seemed to matter. Everything involved nature's spires.
At age 51, Quillen summited Mt. Everest, but his journey was far from a one off. It was a dream that took him around the world, on four major Himalayan Expeditions and to the top of some of Earth's most coveted peaks. It also involved a great deal of danger, the tragic loss of climbing partners and the publication of two books.
John's resume in the hills include:
Cerro Bonetti, Argentina
Rainier, United States
Long's Peak United States
Rucu Pichincha, Ecuador
Guagua Pichincha, Ecuador
Pico de Orizaba, Mexico