May 8, 2011

Q.220

Greg Mortenson was once a mountaineer and is now better known as a writer and for running a charity organization that works in education. He shot to fame for his book "Three Cups of Tea", which describes his adventures after an unsuccessful mountaineering attempt in Pakistan. Lost and in poor health, he reached a village where he was nursed back to health. (He also described run-ins with the Taliban.) To thank the villagers, Mortenson returned to the US to raise funds for setting up a school there, which later became his life's work.

Recently, an investigation by the television channel CBS has revealed several inaccuracies in his story as well as allegations of misused funds, which has caused a lot of controversy.

Which peak was Mortenson aiming to scale, which serves as a starting point for this tale?

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