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Kicking off the second season of Outdoor Knoxville Insider, John Becker sits down with John Quillen – a local mountaineer and adventure author – to discuss his 2018 trek to the summit of Mount Everest. You’ll hear about Quillen’s adventure up to the summit, from training daily in Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness to reaching The Top of the World. In this episode you’ll find out where Quillen hikes in the Knoxville area and his advice for summiting the tallest peaks.

Listen to this episode if:

  • You love hiking and climbing
  • You want to know what it takes to climb the Earth’s highest mountain
  • You like to hear stories of heroism