Bu makalede, Greg Mortenson’un ü Fincan ay adl eserinde Amerikan de erlerinden belki de ilk ü s ray alan bireycilik, azim ve kahramanl k konular incelenmi tir. Misyoner bir aile ge mi i olan Mortenson’un hayat n anlatan kurgusal olmayan bu eseri, K2’ye yapm oldu u bir t rman sonucu ortaya km t r. Kitab n as l yazar David Oliver Relin’dir, ancak olaylar ya ayan ki i Mortenson’un kendisidir, bundan dolay kitapta olan olaylar Mortenson’un a z ndan tekrar anlatm t r. Bu al ma ile bir da c n n nas l kahramana d nü tü ünü ara t r rken, Amerikan de erlerinin, gitti i yere bar g türmek i in okullar in a etme giri iminin temelini olu turdu unu g stermektir.This article examines the work of Greg Mortenson titled Three cups of Tea in terms of American values, maybe the first three of them such as; individualism, perseverance and heroism. Having a missionary background the book, which is a non-fiction work that tells about Mortenson’s life, came out as a result of climbing K2. The writer of the book is David Oliver Relin, but the person who has lived all the events has been Mortenson himself, therefore Relin has told everything again as if Mortenson was writing the book. This study aims to investigate how a mountaineer turns into a hero and show that American values form the basis for Mortenson’s attempt to build schools to promote peace for the area.