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.