Mountaineer builds schools in ''
December 26, 2007
By Bob Minzesheimer
A surprise best seller this season is a non-fiction book, set in and Afghanistan , that was published 21 months ago to limited notice.
by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin has climbed the lists, thanks to word-of-mouth recommendations and a tireless author with an inspiring story.
Tea describes how Mortenson, an American mountaineer, found a new cause: building schools, mostly elementary and especially for girls, in 1993 during a failed attempt to climb the K2 peak on 's border.