Favorite

Greg Mortenson at the Landmark Theater 

Saturday, Jan. 9.

night01_greg_mortisen_200.jpg
In 1993 Greg Mortenson attempted to climb Pakistan's K2 peak, the world's second highest mountain. Despite being an experienced mountaineer, Mortenson became exhausted and weak during his ascent, stumbling into a village named Korphe. Nursed back to health by the impoverished locals, Mortenson vowed to repay their hospitality by building them a school. What began as an outlandish promise has turned into a successful humanitarian campaign to promote peace and cultural understanding through education and literacy. Chronicling his efforts amidst Pakistan and Afghanistan's ongoing violence, Mortenson is scheduled to speak at the Landmark Theater as part of the Richmond Forum's speaker series Saturday, Jan. 9, at 8 p.m. $36-$70.
Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Connect with Style Weekly

Newsletter Sign-Up

The Flash
The Bite
The Scoop

Most Popular Stories

Copyright © 2017 Style Weekly
Richmond's alternative for news, arts, culture and opinion
All rights reserved
Powered by Foundation