Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School at a Time – Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin

A fascinating read about mountaineer turned philanthropist (not sure that’s the right description – Greg Mortenson comes across as decidedly more DIY and hands on than that title suggests) Greg Mortenson who fails to summit K2 but discovers the beauty of the people and places of Northern Pakistan and devotes his life to building schools and bridges – real and metaphorical in this remote and ill-understood (by the West) part of the world.

A fantastic read if you’ve been or are going to the area (Wild Frontiers even offer a ‘Three cups of tea‘ tour now – not that dissimilar to my Hindu Kush Adventure), and a humbling and enlightening one for all.