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Here is a link to the Cityview Story online only. https://cityviewmag.com/atop-mexicos-iztaccihuatl/   Summiting the Mexican Volcanoes with a Knoxville Crew Popocatepetl was blowing smoke rings like a fifties French movie star. This volcano cut a menacing triangle across the entirety … Continued

Eagle Creek.

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This is the first year in a long time I didn’t make it over to Sithenge. The weather looked bad and we were all hoping to avoid an epic like the one I am putting out there below. CityView published … Continued

Summit Orizaba

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It was an epic push from the hut but four of our team managed to top out. Orizaba gave us a full measure this time. I would like to congratulate Richard Hatten, Patrick Caveney, and Kerina Mitchell. They persevered and … Continued


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We have been in Puebla for the past several days. We’ve been to the summit of La Malaniche, and climbed part of Izztacchiuatl. I’m having difficulty uploading photos here so go to my Instagram feed for more specific updates. @johnwquillen … Continued

Mexico City

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Patrick and I took a walk around the city today after arriving this afternoon. We were joined by Richard and Kevin who joined us from Georgia. My fitness app told me we did 7 miles. And I believe it. That … Continued

Hangover 22

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Another incredible Highlander hangover outing is in the books. Friday’s hike up was in great weather and we had an almost cloudless evening with no wind for our fire, unlike the photo pictured here from Saturday. Among our many activities … Continued

Pearisburg North

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In our latest installment of John and Frank’s Appalachian Trail adventures we find ourselves in Pearisburg, Virginia, precisely where we left off several months ago.  After driving for several hours into Virginia and securing a shuttle to drop their car … Continued

Recent Events

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You may notice a lack of content recently and my friend Adam remarked on it so I had to respond. Sometimes I am just so busy enjoying the outdoors I don’t take time to share it here. This past week … Continued

Land of Giants

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Home of Giants     Visiting the mighty before they make their final—and unplanned—departure In the 1800s, naturalist William Bartram once remarked that you could swing from limb to limb from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mississippi River without ever … Continued

Join me for a climb on Orizaba in November

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I’m organizing another climb, this time on La Malinche and Orizaba in November. Contact me if you are interested in joining the team!  It is a really fun trip, done it twice now.  Details found here.     https://johnquille0.wixsite.com/mountaineering

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