Murder in the High Himalaya: Loyalty, Tragedy, and Escape from Tibet

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Jonathan Green

Narrated By: William Hughes

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: June 2010

Duration: 8 hours 52 minutes


The murder of a young Tibetan nun at the hands of Chinese border guards at the rooftop of the world offers a unique parable for the tale of modern Tibet.

Chinese police are instructed to take any measures necessary to protect the border of Tibet. When a group of climbers witness the murder of a young Tibetan nun who is fleeing to India, two men have a choice: turn a blind eye and preserve their climbing careers or alert the world to the grand scale of human injustice played out daily in Tibet.

Intrepid journalist Jonathan Green here investigates the clash of cultures at the rooftop of the world. As he gains entrance to a fascinating network of Tibetan guides and safe houses operating in the name of freedom, investigates the tradition of extreme mountaineering in Chinese-occupied Tibet, and establishes contact with surviving refugees, he offers a rare, affecting portrait of modern Tibet and raises enduring questions about morality and the lengths to which we go to achieve freedom.

'For three years, American journalist Green traveled to remote sections of Tibet to investigate the murder of a young nun who died at the hands of Chinese border officials. In clear, concise prose, the author deliberates over China's stranglehold on Tibet, its systematic dismantling of the indigenous culture and the terror tactics employed on families'.Green's steely, factually dense analysis of this unlawful conspiracy sheds light on a perennial human-rights crisis.''Kirkus Reviews


  • Fred

    The story of the murder of the young Buddhist nun, the tragedy of the Tibetan people and refuges trying to get out of the country was very engrossing. Also interesting was the political situations which arose among the various climbing groups, the news media and the Chinese government. However, the writing is not so good. It seems very disjointed, making it hard to follow the story.