TravelDestinationsAsia

The Peacemaker

Greg Mortenson on his mission to bring the world together.

As the country begins to reopen, we'll keep publishing news to help you navigate the state of travel today (like whether travel insurance covers the coronavirus), as well as stories about places for you to put on your bucket list once it's safe to start going more far-flung.

Greg Mortenson tells the story of how a mountaineering trip turned into a mission to build schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Watch the interview, filmed during a recent photo shoot with Dan Winters, and learn what Mortenson has planned next.

Greg Mortenson

Mortenson in Pakistan

Part 1: Beginnings
Watch a Video

Part 2: The Future
Watch a Video

Links:
Three Cups of Tea
Central Asia Insitute
Greg Mortenson

Our mission to inspire readers to get outside has never been more critical. In recent years, Outside Online has reported on groundbreaking research linking time in nature to improved mental and physical health, and we’ve kept you informed about the unprecedented threats to America’s public lands. Our rigorous coverage helps spark important debates about wellness and travel and adventure, and it provides readers an accessible gateway to new outdoor passions. Time outside is essential—and we can help you make the most of it. Making a financial contribution to Outside Online only takes a few minutes and will ensure we can continue supplying the trailblazing, informative journalism that readers like you depend on. We hope you’ll support us. Thank you.
Contribute to Outside
Filed To: AfghanistanPakistanMontana
Lead Photo: Courtesy of Greg Mortenson
More Travel