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Mark Hargett commented on John Quillen's blog post Cho Oyu Tibet
"Go get em John.  Praying for you and the others to have safe passage.  I am so proud to call you my friend."
Apr 28
John Quillen commented on John Quillen's blog post Cho Oyu Tibet
"No. That's Everest AJ. Gregg. Thanks for the encouragement We are now leaving for base camp. Do I won't be able to post here anymore but check the chooyunews. Com link for updates."
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Mark Hargett is now a member of GotSmokies
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Andrew Sisson commented on John Quillen's blog post Cho Oyu Tibet
"I presume the photo is of Cho Oyu?  Stay safe my friend.  Enjoy!"
Apr 27
Gregg Bostick commented on John Quillen's blog post Cho Oyu Tibet
"Climb John Climb! Be safe brother."
Apr 27
John Quillen commented on John Quillen's blog post Cho Oyu Tibet
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John Quillen commented on John Quillen's blog post Cho Oyu Tibet
"Thanks AJ. We did an acclimatization hike today. Climbed from 14500 to 17000. Got great views of Everest and Cho Oyu I will post."
Apr 27
Andrew Sisson commented on John Quillen's blog post Cho Oyu Tibet
"Glad to hear you are getting closer.  Enjoy the adventure."
Apr 26
John Quillen commented on John Quillen's blog post Cho Oyu Tibet
"Safely arrived in Tingri. Caught first glimpse of Everest. Drive over a pass that was 17000 feet. Surprised to find internet here. Our accommodation is super basic. This is a remote outpost on the fringe of civilization. All is well."
Apr 26
John Quillen commented on John Quillen's blog post Cho Oyu Tibet
"The guy who is the focus of this article is traveling with us. Edmond will split off from our team in Tingri for his climb to Everest nort col.  http://www.climbing.com/news/on-the-first-anniversary-of-the-everest-earthquake/"
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John Quillen commented on John Quillen's blog post Cho Oyu Tibet
"Me and Ed Viesturs in Kathmandu.."
Apr 25
John Quillen commented on John Quillen's blog post Cho Oyu Tibet
"Our team in  Lhasa two days ago. "
Apr 25
John Quillen commented on John Quillen's blog post Cho Oyu Tibet
"Now in Shigatse after 7 hour drive through the high Tibetan plateau at 12500 feet. Tomorrow Tingri."
Apr 25
John Quillen commented on John Quillen's blog post Cho Oyu Tibet
"Team safe at 12000 feet in lhasa after a diverted flight and night in Chengdu"
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BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition

Posted by John Quillen on December 20, 2011 at 8:30pm 4228 Comments

Our original Backcountry Tax blog on the gosmokies site was moderated by some folks who held an opinion in favor of backcountry fees.  As a result the blog operator, Jigsha Desai made several threats to shut us down but we remained in operation because it was the most popular blog post in the history of that site.  We decided to take our conversation to a place where our message wouldn't be suppressed.  This blog is the result.

Therefore, it is our collective opinion that the…

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