Everest: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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Climbing Mount Everest has become dangerously popular. John Oliver explains why.
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Jun 24, 2019

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Jesse Gros
Jesse Gros 4 hours ago
I have guided many trecks in Nepal. I know guides that have seriously injured on the mountain. Thanks for making this video.
Owen Landrey
Owen Landrey 6 hours ago
Did he just do an entire show wearing down pants? That must be some epic swampass.
TheGamingNoob 8 hours ago
Nice mustache john
Mud-Lust 10 hours ago
I climbed Mt Druitt
vsv 4
vsv 4 14 hours ago
I am thinking who is shooting that crossing video like that
Omid Hussaini
Omid Hussaini 15 hours ago
That clip from 11:45-12:05 gets me every time 😂
G G 17 hours ago
Highest ever cellphone call Astronauts: *ARE WE A FUCKING JOKE TO YOU?!*
Foster Dad Denis
Foster Dad Denis 19 hours ago
Dammit John!!! You Rick Rolled me AGAIN!!!
Foster Dad Denis
Foster Dad Denis 19 hours ago
Dammit John! You Rick Rolled me!!!
Julian De Leon
Julian De Leon 19 hours ago
If you’re not skilled enough to climb it then don’t.
Mprator 22 hours ago
So, you want to take away the livelihood of the sherpas and the tourist revenue for the poor country so you can shame "rich people"?
Gracie P.
Gracie P. 22 hours ago
Not that I didn't enjoy this, but I clicked on a link for an episode called Police Militarization, having just watched one on accountability. And it sent me here. This does worry me a bit. It seems a bit too much of a coincidence that RUvid just happened to glitch on that particular link. Put together with other convenient glitches happening recently, I'm getting really worried about where this is going.
Gagik Sargsyan
product placement == level God !
L Frazier
L Frazier Day ago
Makalu is the fifth highest mountain in the world at 8,485 metres. It is located in the Mahalangur Himalayas 19 km southeast of Mount Everest, on the border between Nepal and Tibet Autonomous Region, China. One of the eight-thousanders, Makalu is an isolated peak whose shape is a four-sided pyramid
Hop Off
Hop Off Day ago
Can someone explain this 5:02?
gnshapiro Day ago
I'm so disappointed that Rick Astley was not there waiting for John on top of Everest.
Biplav Gautam
Overall enjoyed the video even though it lacks some nuances. JO mentions that the problem is on the Nepal side, but in the video of the climbers struggling to come down due to traffic, Russel Brice mentions "Second Step" which is clearly on the Tibet side.
Harry Balzak
Harry Balzak Day ago
Excited John Oliver is obnoxious.
Eve Kohley
Eve Kohley Day ago
it's naive he thinks i could ever go up Everest
Elke Streit
Elke Streit Day ago
Please, invite Mr. Astley!
Wilhuff Tarkin
Fuck Europe. I can't enter this amazing website. What a shame
supermaniac5 2 days ago
It amazes me that some of the people who trek Everest leave litter. Why are you even climbing Everest in the first place? To see a beautiful mountain? To experience a gorgeous part of the world that few have gone? Leaving litter takes away from the beauty and is very disrespectful. Your either part of the of the problem or part of the solution. Thank you to the cleanup crew that removed so much trash from Everest. If your not part of the solution stay the Fuck home.
Francisco Declet
Francisco Declet 2 days ago
got our pictures done, thanks, one less bucket list item checked lol
Lissy London
Lissy London 2 days ago
Just living in Denver is bad enough. In Breckenridge I nearly passed out at the peak. No way i'm gonna pay crazy money to go more than double that height. I skied in Japan on real mountains in my early 20's and that was too terrifying. These idiots that think Everest is a good holiday definitely have a screw loose.
robin2012ism 2 days ago
Where did all those Everest profiteers with the down votes come from?
robin2012ism 2 days ago
Let's hear it for Temba Tsheri. The badass sherpa 7:50
robin2012ism 2 days ago
Everest: TJs Xmas line on steroids.
Serachja 2 days ago
just fly a plane and you're higher than M.E.
TheFrankenweenie 2 days ago
I saw that Rick Rolling coming
sourabh 2 days ago
soon enough there will be a submarine capsule traffic jam in mariana trench.
G G 17 hours ago
And the local deep sea fishys will be underpaid to guide them
Aryan Hegde
Aryan Hegde 2 days ago
The business daddy thing is just disturbing.
Adriana Ruelas
Adriana Ruelas 2 days ago
Explaining the word "capitonym" is totally something I would do on a first date...
Ung Grabb
Ung Grabb 2 days ago
Build a cable car and a revolving restaurant and a hotel
FUZZY KING 2 days ago
I never thought I’d be rick rolled in 2019
Sun Rabbit
Sun Rabbit 2 days ago
So what. I went inside The Great Pyramid at Giza. When I got to the King's Chamber the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities employee watching it bummed a cigarette off me, but it was my last one. It surprised me because I was like what, you can SMOKE inside the King's Chamber? Well, HE did but I didn't. I mention it because it actually was pretty difficult getting up that narrow passageway in a semi-crouched position, and going down was even worse.
Daniel Cowlin
Daniel Cowlin 2 days ago
It's like tattoos. It used to mean you were "tough" or a "rebel" to have one. Now every tween and adderall Mom has one. There are sherpers to do all the work and clean up the narcissist's trash and feces. Climbing Mt. Everest is now like getting a trustafarian, privileged college undergrad on holiday tramp stamp.
Romek Schellekens
I know very well it's hardly comparable to climbing the Everest, but on the "Camino de Santiago" you see the same thing. I walked 1500km from Bordeaux - France to Fisterrae - Spain and then to Santiago, with 25kg of gear on my back and 600 euro's in my pocket at the beginning. Especially in Spain the pilgrimage is highly commercialized and even more so after the release of the movie "The way". Taxi services for backpacks, Refugios stuffed with tourists that want the "pilgrim experience" by sleeping in a refugio but eating in a fancy restaurant next door, taking the beds of actual pilgrims. Litter all the way along the route... Buses that take people to a new town every day to stamp their credentials, in order to get their compostella (your certificate of pilgrimage) at the end, without walking one mile. It's insulting and sad, and people that climbed the Everest this way, should be ashamed of themselves. If you can't do it on your own, don't do it.
Paulo Alexandre
Paulo Alexandre 3 days ago
I think there should be summit certificates. you're only allowed to climb a 4000er if you climbed a 2000er, and you can only climb a 5000er if you climbed a 4000er and so on and so forth until the 8000ers.
Paulo Alexandre
Paulo Alexandre 3 days ago
Sherpas is also a food delivery service
thiruvetti 3 days ago
21:43 - "Shoo Sherpa", Damn thats deep!
MadLane 3 days ago
no need for protection, there is overpopulation, if a few die on Everest every month then that helps somehow keep a balance. It was their choice, they knew the risk, if they die then they die.
Alto's Music Lab
Alto's Music Lab 3 days ago
for profit capitalism ruined mountaineering.... in a socialist world only mountaineers would get to go, very few deaths and non mountaneers would be forced to dream, or take a smaller peak how about we learn a few more names.
giofyr 3 days ago
John is a Loser. A Fraud. A paid hack who reads scripts. Yellow teeth dirtbag.
smr144 3 days ago
swelldaddyo100 3 days ago
The idea that we should try to save people from dying on Everest is flawed. Every climber has heard of the danger and decides to do it anyway.
Julia Yenia
Julia Yenia Day ago
My worries are mostly about what this instragramm mountaineering does to the mountain and to the sherpas who are risking their lives with the really, really dangerous work up there. _Not_ that the deviding line is so easily drawn - Tsewang Paljor, the dead man with the green boots, was part of a Border Police team climbing the Everest and still made the mistake of ignoring several orders to turn around. The "foolish attention-whoring paying customers" versus "heroic nature-loving ancient wisdom natives" pattern is tempting, but ... tread with care.
Pegasus Actua
Pegasus Actua 4 days ago
I'm sure ATaT reallyyyyyyyyyy regrets owning HBO
Miguel Mota
Miguel Mota 4 days ago
Would like to see John do an episode on "Influencers"
Zilverbolt Malproximate
great idea, man! Honestly I had no idea that such a thing even existed before reading your comment. Thanks, pal! :-D
Krachen Ford
Krachen Ford 4 days ago
I am not angry at americans, because they're stupid, it's the thermonuclear weapons in their hands that make me sick!
lynnyfee 4 days ago
It should be a requirement for everyone to have climbed K2 before getting approval to climb Everest. This mass tourist issue would stop over night!
G G 17 hours ago
Make them do it naked so they can appreciate nature as white people say 😂
IRHasDiabetes911 2 days ago
Or a bunch of overly confident people are just going to start dying on K2. If you really want to scare the shit out of people make them climb Annapurna I.
flikkeringLightz 4 days ago
Imagine how sweaty his legs were after filming in those pants
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