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.
This gripping news story illuminates the complicated politics of an
exotic place, and is a fascinating read that introduces us to the
extreme worlds of western adventurers and Eastern freedom seekers
while offering entrance into the dramatic hardships of modern