Big thanks to @art.of.chi and @badluck.promotions for putting on an awesome meetup today along with everyone else who braved the weather. The rain made for some killer reflections and moody shots 👍🏼 Featuring 📸 the talented @rammidii . Go give her a follow she’s super talented.
Since it is so hot outside, I am going to pretend an outing carrying my usual gear: bag, book and scarf😜. .
Featured here is an extraordinary journey to frigid summits of K2, near Pakistan/Afghanistan border. .
Three Cups Of Tea, tells the story of Greg Mortenson, a mountaineer whose failed ascent of K2 leads him into the tiny village of Korphe, Pakistan. In Korphe, Mortenson is welcomed warmly, and makes the villagers a promise to return to build them a school. With the help of the mountaineering community, Mortenson raises enough money to build a school in Korphe, but he does not stop there. Plunging head first into the cause of education, he believes it is the only effective way of preventing youngsters from being swayed into militant causes.
I loved Mortenson's journey, his love for the locals, the endearing relationship he forges with the leaders of the village, his struggle to balance family at home, with his family across the oceans, but most of all I admired his commitment to keep his word.
Not a dull moment. (⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐/5)