In 1993, Greg Mortenson, an amateur mountain climber, was nursed back to health in a small Pakistani village after a disastrous climb of the Himalayan peak K2. In return, he promised to build the village's first school. Above, Mortenson talks to The Today Show's Ann Curry about his new book Three Cups Of Tea, a memoir of how he has worked to fight poverty, Islamic extremism and provide a better quality of life for Central Asian children through education... particularly young girls.

The Today Show [MSNBC]