Three Cups of Tea

What did mortenson learn from his failed attempt to summit K2?

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He learned to appreciate the mountain itself. Mortenson had all the knowledge one could ever want about the mountain; he had studied the peaks extensively, but the one thing he had never done was truly appreciate them for what they were, proof of of the beuty God has created.


“All summer, I’d looked at these mountains as goals, totally focused on the biggest one, K2. I’d thought about their elevation and the technical challenges they presented to me as a climber. But that morning…for the first time, I simply saw them. It was overwhelming.”[]


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