2017 Conquering Kili Class
U.S. Army Veteran
Pete Quintanilla spent 10 years at the 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Ft. Lewis, Washington before he was seriously injured during a live-fire exercise in the Republic of Panama. In July 2004, after years of ankle problems and high doses of pain medications, Pete elected to undergo a below-the-knee amputation at Harborview Medical Center. Since then, Pete has become very active in extreme physical activities to prove not only to himself–but to other service members with amputations that they can still achieve great endeavors. Pete has been involved with the U.S Special Operations Command (USSCOM) Care Coalition as a Recovery Care Coordinator and advocate. He has also served veterans as Vice-Chairman Board of Directors and the Director of Operations at the Allied Forces Foundation.
Each new Conquering Kili class accepts the challenge to embark for the summit, a walk that represents the miles that many African women journey on a daily basis to fetch water for their families. While training for the climb, each team member works to raise funds and transform communities through the gift of clean water.