3. The Case Against Greg Mortenson

Jon Krakauer and 60 Minutes call out the author of Three Cups of Tea

Last year, we listed Greg Mortenson’s Three Cups of Tea as the best adventure story of the decade. It sounded too good to be true. It turns out, at least parts of it were. Jon Krakauer teamed up with 60 Minutes to call out the lies in Mortenson’s books—and to question his motives. Outside talked to Mortenson about the allegations at the time of the airing, but since last spring, he has been very quiet.

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