In 2007, entrepreneur and businessman Jules Mountain nearly died of cancer. Eight years later, he set off to climb Mount Everest. However, what took place at the Base Camp transforms Aftershock from a richly vivid account of a modern Everest expedition into something else entirely. Jules found himself buried alive at Base Camp. This was the deadliest day in Everest’s history.
"The entire sky is filled with a giant, cascading wall of white. A beautiful and deadly collision of debris - rocks, ice and white dust - and all of it heading straight for me … this is it - I’m dead!
This was the 2015 Nepalese earthquake, that killed nearly 9,000 people - including 21 at the Base Camp.
“The [Aftershock] story of the disaster is a remarkable chronicle of resilience and resourcefulness, but also of almost manic determination” – Daily Mail
“The extraordinary story of the man who survived cancer and then attempted to climb Everest, only to find himself in the middle of the deadliest day of the mountain’s history.”
- BBC Radio 5 Live
“Mountain provides a candid, harrowing account of the devastating events of April 2015, when an earthquake provoked avalanches on the world’s most famous mountain” - Geographical