A video dispatch from the mountains of Afghanistan.
Jon Krakauer returns with an epic story of sacrifice and betrayal
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.
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
Greg Mortenson on his mission to bring the world together.
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.
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 Streetwhere everything old is new again.
An ardent defender of wilderness reflects on the solace of the mountainsand reconsiders his long-ago travels in Afghanistan, and a new world of human tragedy
He was packing for a trek through roughest Afghanistan when the world shook. Sometimes adventure has to wait.
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