Home

   Everest 04 Home
   Today's News
  
Banners Ads
   Bookstore
  
Contact

   Downloads
   E-mail (Free)
  
Educational
  
Facts
  
Games
  
Gear
  
History
  
Interviews 
  
Mailing List

   Media

   Medical
  
News (current)
   Sat Phones
   Search Everest 2004
   Speakers
   Readers Guide
   Risks

   Trip Reports
   Visitor Agreement

   Volunteer/help

 

    
  

 

  




 K2 climber receives Men's Journal 2004 anti-terror award


K2 climber Greg Mortenson, founder and director of Montana-based Central Asia Institute (CAI), has received a Men's Journal "Anti-Terror Award" and is profiled in the October issue. Mortenson, 46, has established dozens of schools in remote villages of northern Pakistan and Afghanistan that began after a 1993 climb on K2's west ridge, with fellow AAC members Dan Mazur and Scott Darsney.

Other award recipients profiled by the magazine include U.S. Army Gen. Tommy Franks, the passengers of Flight 93, the 9/11 widows, U.S. Navy SEAL William McRaven, Marine Corps Col. David Karcher and Pat Tillman, who was killed in Afghanistan after forgoing a professional football career to join the U.S. Army.

Mortenson's nomination came from Colorado congressman and climber Mark Udall, who is quoted in the Men's Journal article, "this is how we will win hearts and minds...and how we have to win the war on terror."

Mortenson is married to Tara Bishop, sister of twice Everest summitter Brent Bishop and daughter of the late Barry Bishop, the photographer on the 1963 American Everest expedition. Mortenson, who has travelled to Pakistan and Afghanistan 28 times encompassing over 60 months since 1993, is currently on a seven-week trip to visit CAI schools in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Altitech2: Digital Altimeter, Barometer, Compass and Thermometer. Time/Date/Alarms. Chronograph with 24 hour working range. Timer with stop, repeat and up function. Rotating Bezel. Leveling bubble. Carabiner latch. E.L. 3 second backlight. Water resistant. 4" x 2-1/4" x 3/4" 2 oz. Requires 1 CR2032 battery. See more here.

 






 

  Altitude pre-
  
acclimatization

   Ascenders

   Atlas snowshoes

   Black Diamond

   Botas

   Brunton

   Carabiners

   CaVa Climbing Shoes
   Clearance

   Clif Bar

   CMI

   Crampons

   Edelweiss ropes
  
Eureka Tents

   Featured

   FoxRiver

   Garmin

   Granite Gear

   Harnesses
   Headlamps
   Helmets

   HighGear
   Ice Axes

   Kavu Eyewear

   Katadyn

   Kong

   Lekisport

   Lowepro

   Motorola

   Nalgene

   New England Ropes

   Nikwax

   Omega

   Outdoor Designs

   Pelican

   PowerBar

   Princeton Tec

   Prescription Glacier

   Glasses

   Primus

   Rope Bags

   Seattle Sports

   Serius
  
Sleeping Bags

   Stubai

   Suunto

   Tents

   Trekking Poles
   Ushba
  
and more here

 

 



  



Send email to     •   Copyright© 1998-2003 EverestNews.com
All rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Disclaimer, Privacy Policy, Visitor Agreement, Legal Notes: Read it