Come to LRTC for SFW Fundraiser and Everest Presentation.

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Bring your questions. I will have books available,(along with 60 plus slides and some climb video)  www.temptingthethroneroom.com which would make great Christmas presents!  Looking forward to seeing you in Maryville this Thursday.-John   https://www.facebook.com/events/231914867679748/

Newton Bald w Grady and Laurel

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We had the place all to ourselves. Dropping down from Thomas Divide, we sauntered and undulated along the spine. Fall is quite elusive in Early October in the Smokies, it seems. 90 plus degree days haven’t triggered our friends to … Continued

Hiking into Everest Base Camp

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I’ve recently compiled a short list of videos of our hike into EBC. At some point after my next speaking engagement at Little River Trading Company in Maryville on October 18, I will be posting a recap of my summit … Continued

I will be speaking at LRTC on Oct 18

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It was an incredible evening with my hometown and the WSCC Adventurers club last Thursday.   We had a standing room crowd with lots of enthusiasm and good questions about mountains and mountaineering. I was able to share the genesis of … Continued

Speaking of Everest-the Obed.

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I’ve had a very active few weeks since May 23. Work resumed with a fevered pitch and to date I have made several engagements speaking of our time on earth’s highest peak. This past week found me speaking at Kiwanis … Continued

The Noland Creek Affair

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We were back in Bryson City again this weekend at the invitation of Myers and a crew he assembled. Laurel came up from Athens and I drove over the mtn from Maryville. It is approximately halfway for us and we … Continued

Clingman’s Dome to Bryson City

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Lonesome Pine overlook, photo by Laurel. JD was gracious enough to invite me and Laurel to hike down to campsite 58 on Deep Creek. Since Laurel was in Athens, Ga, we decided it would be fun to meet there and … Continued

Ramsay’s Cascades

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Laurel and I accepted the gracious invitation of Jeff Greene and the Newport Kiwanis club to speak about our Everest adventure. It was a fabulous experience and we met a number of wonderful folk and even sold some copies of my … Continued