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11/13/09: High Crimes on Everest

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Mount Everest from the summit of Ama Dablam. Photo by Michael Kodas.

By Doug Fabrizio

Salt Lake City, Utah – When the journalist Michael Kodas went to climb Mount Everest in 2004, he envisioned the project as an adventure piece. By the time he returned he had a crime story. Kodas discovered an atmosphere of corruption on Everest: petty thieves and con men, prostitutes, extortionists. Michael Kodas joins Doug to talk about the book he's written on the experience. It's an expose of a culture that exploits the grand impulse for adventure. (Rebroadcast)

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