I wanted to share a link to our expedition in case anyone wishes to follow our trek into the Karakoram.  We will likely have little to no communication once past Skardu.



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Comment by Joey Bridges on March 4, 2014 at 9:08pm

cool. i'll set the DVR.

Comment by John Quillen on March 4, 2014 at 8:51pm

If anyone is near a television tomorrow, Wednesday 3/05/14  at 4 pm there will be a feature on the Pakistan Trip on WBIR's Live at Five at Four.

Comment by John Quillen on January 23, 2014 at 8:11am


Pretty decent review by a mountaineering author and friend. 

Comment by Donna Davis on January 17, 2014 at 10:40am

Great news about Brian...! Can't wait to read your book, John!

Comment by John Quillen on January 16, 2014 at 2:36pm

I've got a print version of the book available now if anyone is interested.  It may be found here:


Comment by John Quillen on December 2, 2013 at 9:29am


Thank you so much.  I wish you would have let me give you a copy, though!

Brian is doing GREAT!  He is walking on a cane and anticipating a full recovery and return to work within a month or two.

Comment by Janet Dalton on November 29, 2013 at 8:29pm

John, just finished your e-book.  It was beautifully written.  I became so caught up in your descriptions that I felt at times I were right there with you.  I was brought to tears reading about the loss of your Iranian teammates.  I will continue to pray for you and Brian as I know the sadness of this experience will remain with you for quite some time.  

Comment by Andrew Sisson on November 26, 2013 at 1:07pm

Well now you have done it, you are published!  Congratulations!  Great news that Brian is recovering well.  I know too well that we all take hiking/climbing/backpacking for granted. 

Comment by John Quillen on November 22, 2013 at 9:42pm

Just wanted to let folks know that Brian is recovering well and is now walking with a cane and our ebook account of the trip is now available if anyone is interested.  It may be found at this link.  I'm proud to have been asked by the families of our fallen team mates  to donate %100 of the Iranian (Farsi) translation towards the building of a climbing school in honor of their brave relatives.   The book is found at this link and is available in multiple reading formats for your convenience.  Brian and I have appreciated the support of everyone here.  As a way of expressing my appreciation I am happy to provide a complimentary copy coupon to anyone who is interested on this forum .  Just email me through this site.    Thanks      John



Comment by Gregg Bostick on September 14, 2013 at 12:01am
That is very encouraging news about Brian's surgery! Will continue to pray for him and his recovery.

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