Murder in the High Himalaya

Murder in the High Himalaya

Loyalty, Tragedy, and Escape From Tibet

Book - 2010
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On September 30, 2006 gunfire echoed through the thin air near Advance Base Camp on Cho Oyu Mountain. Frequented by thousands of climbers each year, Cho Oyu lies nineteen miles east of Mt. Everest on the border between Tibet and Nepal. To the elite mountaineering community, it offers a straightforward summit--a warm-up climb to her formidable sister. To Tibetans, Cho Oyu promises a gateway to freedom through a secret glacial path: the Nangpa La.

Murder in the High Himalaya is the unforgettable account of the brutal killing of Kelsang Namtso--a seventeen-year-old Tibetan nun fleeing to India--by Chinese border guards. Witnessed by dozens of Western climbers, Kelsang's death sparked an international debate over China's savage oppression of Tibet. Adventure reporter Jonathan Green has gained rare entrance into this shadow-land at the rooftop of the world. In his affecting portrait of modern Tibet, Green raises enduring questions about morality and the lengths we go to achieve freedom.

Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, c2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781586487140
Characteristics: xv, 272 p., [4] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.

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debwalker Jul 22, 2011

Green won the American Society of Journalists and Authors Outstanding Book Award 2011 for Murder in the High Himalaya. He is a journalist who has reported on corruption in oil-rich Kazakhstan, the destruction of the rain forest in Borneo and human rights abuses connected to gold mining in West Africa, among many other topics. He has also received the Amnesty International Media Award for Excellence in Human Rights Journalism.

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keeshka
Feb 20, 2011

This is a 'must read' book for anyone having an interest in the Tibet and the oppression of their people by China.

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