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Update: Outside trails case of Mortenson, Three Cups of Tea author

Greg Mortenson, his son Khyber, and daughter, Amira Mortenson, with students at Gultori War refugee school, Bromolo Colony, Karakoram mountains. These students escaped massive Indian artillery bombardment during the 1999 Kargil crisis on the Pakistan - India border. Photo: Deirdre Eitel 2008.  (Associated Press)
Greg Mortenson, his son Khyber, and daughter, Amira Mortenson, with students at Gultori War refugee school, Bromolo Colony, Karakoram mountains. These students escaped massive Indian artillery bombardment during the 1999 Kargil crisis on the Pakistan - India border. Photo: Deirdre Eitel 2008. (Associated Press)

OUTDOOR SCANDALS — It’s been 10 months since Jon Krakauer and 60 Minutes alleged that the Greg Mortenson, who became famous with his book Three Cups of Tea, was a literary fraud who used the Central Asia Institute as a personal cash cow, prompting a civil suit and an investigation by Montana’s attorney general.

According to a just published report by Outside magazine — check it out —  Mortenson still isn’t talking. But the case is heating up, with important developments in the lawsuit and hints that the A.G.’s probe could go badly for CAI.




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