When mountain climber and adventurer Erik Weihenmayer -- who happens to be blind -- set out to climb Mt. Everest more than a decade ago, a lot of people thought he was crazy, or worse: a danger to himself and others. They couldn't believe any responsible guide would take him on the mountain.
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This week's cover story, "Peak Performance," describes how the pull of past history and the power of publishing inspired Shannon Galpin to create Mountain2Mountain, an international nonprofit dedicated to educating women in conflict zones. Although Galpin was influenced most strongly by the fact tha ... More >>
David Roberts, author of Finding Everett Ruess: The Life and Unsolved Disappearance of a Legendary Wilderness Explorer, researched the life, writings and artwork of the young adventurer who vanished somewhere in the American Southwest in the 1930s, and has written the first true biography of ... More >>
Jon Krakauer.Greg Mortenson is the mega-selling author of Three Cups of Tea, and he's a big supporter of education for girls in Pakistan and Afghanistan. But are all the stories he tells about his experiences true? Maybe not, according to a 60 Minutesreport -- and among the main people quest ... More >>