Salt Lake City, UT – In 1993, Greg Mortenson failed in his attempt to climb K2 and became separated from his group in desolate Northern Pakistan. Alone, and without food and water, he stumbled into a village, where he was nursed back to health. He vowed to repay the people who saved him by building a school for the 84 local children. That promise became a crusade, and Mortenson has since built 55 schools for 24,000 children in Pakistan and Afghanistan. His book, Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Fight Terrorism and Build Nations, tells the story of his attempts to reach across the cultural divide and make a difference in the world through education. (Rebroadcast)
- On Saturday, February 17, Greg Mortenson will speak at Sundance as part of the Tree Room Author Series. For tickets or information, call Sundance Resort at 801-225-4107 or visit them on-line.
- Learn more about Greg Mortenson's organization The Central Asia Institute
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