Mortenson, a nurse and a mountain climber, was rescued when a K-2 climb went wrong. To thank the people who rescued him and nursed him back to health, he promised to return and build a school in this small Pakistani community. The story chronicles Mortenson's efforts to raise funds, to find the materials, and to actually get the work done. Thanks to the philanthropy of a fellow former climber, Mortenson found himself at the head of the Central Asia Institute. Mortenson believes we win the war on terror by building schools and helping people. He makes a convincing case here.
I am so looking forward to meeting this driving force of a man.