Greg Mortenson: Mountaineer, unassuming builder of schools for children; especially for girls in remote villages in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Co-founder of the Central Asia Institute and founder of Pennies for Peace. Set out on a journey to climb K2 for his sister, gave up on that dream to build schools in Pakistan.
“But working over there, I've learned that terror doesn't happen because some group of people somewhere like Pakistan or Afghanistan simply decide to hate us. It happens because children aren't being offered a bright enough future that they have a reason to choose life over death.”
“If you believe in yourself, you can accomplish anything”
Greg Mortenson: A former mountain climber whose story of starting the humanitarian organization "Central Asia Institute" is chronicled in his first book, "Three Cups of Tea," and the author and central player in the events retold in this book.
Greg Mortenson: Attempts to climb K2 in honor of his sister, Christa, but gets lost on the descent but finds himself with a whole new direction in life.
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