Greg Mortenson realized failure was imminent. He could not climb the second largest mountain in the world – K12, at the northern Indian border with Pakistan. It took a harrowing rescue and a subsequent promise for Mortenson to surmount this failure.
“He was looking inward that afternoon, stunned and absorbed by something unfamiliar in his life to that point — failure.”
Mortenson and David Oliver Relin’s book, Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace…One School at a Time, chronicles Mortenson’s journey and his ultimate humanitarian promise. All UMBC students and faculty are encouraged to devour the book and engage in a discussion that will reinforce the value of mindful reading and critical dialogue.
This #1 New York Times best-seller is literature worthy of our time. Hopefully you’ll find a few hours to encounter its worth and share your thoughts with peers and professors. The first discussion will be held on Monday, August 31, 2009 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.