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Good Man Down

Jon Krakauer returns with an epic story of sacrifice and betrayal

Bruce Barcott
Oct 1, 2009

Greg Mortenson Speaks

The embattled director of the Central Asia Institute responds to allegations of financial mismanagement and that he fabricated stories in his bestselling book Three Cups of Tea.

Alex Heard
Apr 13, 2009

No Bachcheh Left Behind

Greg Mortenson's school-building program in Central Asia dates back to 1993, when the banged-up K2 survivor made a pledge to the Himalayan villagers who took him in. Fifteen years and Three Cups of Tea later, it's both a powerful example of a great idea and a chaotic, ongoing adventure. KEVIN FEDARKO hits the rough road with Mortenson in Afghanis

Kevin Fedarko
Dec 5, 2008

The Peacemaker

Greg Mortenson on his mission to bring the world together.

Nov 10, 2008

A Short Walk in the Wakhan Corridor

For decades, no one had traversed the entire length of the Wakhan, following the old Silk Road from the northward bend of the Panj River. We had no idea if it could be done.

Mark Jenkins
Nov 1, 2005

The Kabul Express

In the sixties and seventies it was the hippie trail that brought foreigners to Afghanistan. Two decades of war and terror later, Kabul is a nonstop rave of C-130s, NGOs, soldiers, and spooky nation-builders. The freaks are back on Chicken Street—where everything old is new again.

Patrick Symmes
Jan 12, 2003

Walking the Line

An ardent defender of wilderness reflects on the solace of the mountains—and reconsiders his long-ago travels in Afghanistan, and a new world of human tragedy

Jack Turner
Jan 1, 2002

Seismic Shift

He was packing for a trek through roughest Afghanistan when the world shook. Sometimes adventure has to wait.

Mark Jenkins
Jan 12, 2001