Everest: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

  • Published on Jun 24, 2019
  • Climbing Mount Everest has become dangerously popular. John Oliver explains why.
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  • Ritesh Agarwal
    Ritesh Agarwal Day ago

    If nepal side is technically easy, then professional mountaineers would do well to climb the tibetan side. Why the whining?

  • ceemikew
    ceemikew Day ago

    Love to have seen more on the ethics of climbing. I talked to one person who did the climb and had to pass a dying person and just left them there

  • Wes B
    Wes B Day ago

    I want to be the first person to eat a soft taco on Mt Everest 🌮

  • Wendy Sue
    Wendy Sue Day ago

    Very informative but not by funny. I think he talks or reads too fast, no sense of timing.

  • Anon¥mus
    Anon¥mus Day ago

    I don't blame the Nepalese government. If some rich asshole wanted to pay me 11 grand to climb the roof of my house just to take a picture by my chimney I'm not turning that down. I'll even throw in the call to 911 for free when they bust their ass.

  • Jesse Gros
    Jesse Gros 2 days 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 2 days ago

    Did he just do an entire show wearing down pants? That must be some epic swampass.

  • TheGamingNoob
    TheGamingNoob 2 days ago +1

    Nice mustache john

  • Mud-Lust
    Mud-Lust 2 days ago

    I climbed Mt Druitt

  • vsv 4
    vsv 4 2 days ago

    I am thinking who is shooting that crossing video like that

  • Omid Hussaini
    Omid Hussaini 2 days ago

    That clip from 11:45-12:05 gets me every time 😂

  • G G
    G G 2 days ago

    Highest ever cellphone call
    Astronauts: *ARE WE A FUCKING JOKE TO YOU?!*

  • Foster Dad Denis
    Foster Dad Denis 2 days ago

    Dammit John!!! You Rick Rolled me AGAIN!!!

  • Foster Dad Denis
    Foster Dad Denis 2 days ago

    Dammit John! You Rick Rolled me!!!

  • Julian De Leon
    Julian De Leon 2 days ago

    If you’re not skilled enough to climb it then don’t.

  • Mprator
    Mprator 2 days 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. 2 days 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 TVclip 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
    Gagik Sargsyan 2 days ago

    product placement == level God !

  • L Frazier
    L Frazier 3 days 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 3 days ago

    Can someone explain this 5:02?

  • gnshapiro
    gnshapiro 3 days ago +3

    I'm so disappointed that Rick Astley was not there waiting for John on top of Everest.

  • Biplav Gautam
    Biplav Gautam 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    Excited John Oliver is obnoxious.

  • Eve Kohley
    Eve Kohley 3 days ago

    it's naive he thinks i could ever go up Everest

  • Elke Streit
    Elke Streit 3 days ago

    Please, invite Mr. Astley!

  • Wilhuff Tarkin
    Wilhuff Tarkin 3 days ago

    Fuck Europe. I can't enter this amazing website. What a shame

  • supermaniac5
    supermaniac5 3 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 3 days ago

    got our pictures done, thanks, one less bucket list item checked lol

  • Lissy London
    Lissy London 3 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
    robin2012ism 3 days ago

    Where did all those Everest profiteers with the down votes come from?

  • robin2012ism
    robin2012ism 3 days ago

    Let's hear it for Temba Tsheri. The badass sherpa 7:50

  • robin2012ism
    robin2012ism 3 days ago

    Everest: TJs Xmas line on steroids.

  • Serachja
    Serachja 4 days ago

    just fly a plane and you're higher than M.E.

  • TheFrankenweenie
    TheFrankenweenie 4 days ago

    I saw that Rick Rolling coming

  • sourabh
    sourabh 4 days ago +2

    soon enough there will be a submarine capsule traffic jam in mariana trench.

    • G G
      G G 2 days ago

      And the local deep sea fishys will be underpaid to guide them

  • Aryan Hegde
    Aryan Hegde 4 days ago

    The business daddy thing is just disturbing.

  • Adriana Ruelas
    Adriana Ruelas 4 days ago +1

    Explaining the word "capitonym" is totally something I would do on a first date...

  • Ung Grabb
    Ung Grabb 4 days ago

    Build a cable car and a revolving restaurant and a hotel

    FUZZY KING 4 days ago

    I never thought I’d be rick rolled in 2019

  • Sun Rabbit
    Sun Rabbit 4 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 4 days ago +1

    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
    Romek Schellekens 4 days ago

    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 5 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 5 days ago

    Sherpas is also a food delivery service

  • thiruvetti
    thiruvetti 5 days ago +1

    21:43 - "Shoo Sherpa", Damn thats deep!

  • MadLane
    MadLane 5 days ago +1

    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 5 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
    giofyr 5 days ago

    John is a Loser. A Fraud. A paid hack who reads scripts. Yellow teeth dirtbag.

  • smr144
    smr144 5 days ago


  • swelldaddyo100
    swelldaddyo100 5 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 3 days 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 5 days ago

    I'm sure ATaT reallyyyyyyyyyy regrets owning HBO

  • Miguel Mota
    Miguel Mota 5 days ago +31

    Would like to see John do an episode on "Influencers"

    • Zilverbolt Malproximate
      Zilverbolt Malproximate 2 days ago

      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 5 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
    lynnyfee 5 days ago +28

    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
      G G 2 days ago

      Make them do it naked so they can appreciate nature as white people say 😂

    • IRHasDiabetes911
      IRHasDiabetes911 3 days ago +1

      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
    flikkeringLightz 5 days ago

    Imagine how sweaty his legs were after filming in those pants

  • Kronus
    Kronus 6 days ago

    I am going to tell you what John won't. Sherpas make around 5000$ per season in a country (Nepal) where the average income is around 1000$ to 2000$. For a relatively low skill and low demand job this pay is justified by the risk they take. The same as why a fire fighters pay is justified despite being low skill, though high risk. In an economy in general the more risk you take the bigger your monetary reward, just think of oil rig workers or commercial fishermen.

  • TheTron08
    TheTron08 6 days ago

    This feels like a fitting metaphor for the narrative of the 1% and the self-made man. Many of the 1% will say, "Look at this incredible achievement that I've done through pure determination and grit. Isn't it impressive?" Whereas in reality the achievement was done through the exploitation of honest, underpaid workers doing the majority of the actual work.

  • Red Cat
    Red Cat 6 days ago

    What's the point in giving link to the page that doesn't work?....

  • Siedler Joe
    Siedler Joe 6 days ago

    Thetopofmounteverest.com is not available in the EU.
    Very disapointing.

    ''Not in service area
    This HBO property is unavailable to the EU at this time.
    Please visit www.hbo.com. ''

  • Siedler Joe
    Siedler Joe 6 days ago +1

    Yep, this is exactly what that documentary from 2007 was talking about.

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  • Samantha Tatman
    Samantha Tatman 6 days ago

    Okay. Best workout joke ever. Also, John, you're hilarious. Thank you and your team for this show!

  • BootlegEL
    BootlegEL 6 days ago

    11:45 I am a beast not a day Goes by that i don’t sacrifice sweat to the Gods of swoll at the temple of iron! LOL

  • raglanheuser
    raglanheuser 6 days ago

    one less canadian? i don't see problem

  • Samuel Silbory
    Samuel Silbory 6 days ago +1

    It is wrong that I enjoy the rickroll and wish they played more of the song?

  • The Sophisticated Tarzan
    The Sophisticated Tarzan 6 days ago +13

    As a 'Sherpa' I'm thankful for the capitonym fact.
    P.S Everest is something to be revered and protect, you can set goal to summit it but at least be respectful to the mountain, and the people who make it possible

  • Semyon Galtsev
    Semyon Galtsev 7 days ago +14

    To be honest, I'm only worried about the locals.
    You're doing something as moronically dangerous as climbing the Everest for bragging rights? Humanity is better off without you.

  • Joel Moodie
    Joel Moodie 7 days ago

    It should be harder. Too many people can get there and not die.