This is a place where I intend to post dispatches from our attempt on Cho Oyu April 18-May 31.   Our three team members are Frederick Johansson, Andrea Rigotti and yours truly.  Dispatches may also be found at our group website here.   and 

and my own personal twitter feed is

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Comment by John Quillen on May 30, 2016 at 5:11pm

Thanks AJ et al.  I've posted a link to some videos during the climb if anyone is interested in a visual.

Comment by Andrew Sisson on May 23, 2016 at 8:25am

Very glad to hear that you are OK and are in good health.  Sad to hear that no summit.  Looking forward to seeing you when you get back to USA.   Have a safe journey home.

Comment by John Quillen on May 21, 2016 at 11:26am

Hey everyone. Just rolled into.Shigatse Tibet, the first pTch of civilization I have seen in a month or more. By now you have probably heard some of the info o our summit bid. The perfect weather that allowed the first part of our team to waltz up broke bad for our second wave leaving four of us at 23000 feet in a very bad storm for three days. It separated us from our Sherpa and alll oxygen. We were forced to sit it out until we could escape in what would eventt turn into 6/days at High elevation.  Fortunately no one lost anything and we made it down the technical sections to camp 1 then eventually ABC.  That's the way it goes. We played by the mtns rules. Still appreciative of the opportunity and all my friends here and abroad. We live to climb another day. My partner Andrea got snow blindness but is on the mend.

Comment by Mark Hargett on April 28, 2016 at 8:57am

Go get em John.  Praying for you and the others to have safe passage.  I am so proud to call you my friend.

Comment by John Quillen on April 27, 2016 at 7:15pm

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.

Comment by Andrew Sisson on April 27, 2016 at 1:20pm

I presume the photo is of Cho Oyu?  Stay safe my friend.  Enjoy!

Comment by Gregg Bostick on April 27, 2016 at 10:10am

Climb John Climb! Be safe brother.

Comment by John Quillen on April 27, 2016 at 4:59am

Comment by John Quillen on April 27, 2016 at 4:51am
Thanks AJ. We did an acclimatization hike today. Climbed from 14500 to 17000. Got great views of Everest and Cho Oyu I will post.
Comment by Andrew Sisson on April 26, 2016 at 1:19pm

Glad to hear you are getting closer.  Enjoy the adventure.

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