A Few Feet Short

An Uncommon Journey to Everest

By (author): Jamey Glasnovic
ISBN 9781771602914
Softcover | Publication Date: August 14, 2018
Book Dimensions: 5.5 in. x 8.5 in.
360 Pages

About the Book

In the follow-up to his first book, Lost and Found, Jamey Glasnovic ventures into the Himalaya to get away from the monotony of the workaday grind, searching for direction, inspiration and for his place in the world.

From the Kathmandu Valley to the Middle Hills and the highest peaks on the planet, Glasnovic’s journey takes him through the cultural melting pot of northeastern Nepal and up into the Khumbu Valley, traditional homeland of the Sherpa people, finding his way eventually, and without any intention of actually climbing it, to the base of that most iconic of mountains, Everest.

What should be a journey back in time to a land without roads or central heating or convenience stores (and until recently without reliable electricity or internet access either), is in reality a visit to a rapidly changing collection of cultures desperate to keep up with the busy world around them. A Few Feet Short is at once a search for enlightenment, a quest for spiritual guidance, and a simple pilgrimage along ancient and well-trodden trails that begins with that age-old question ‘What do I want to do with my life, anyway?’

About the Author(s)

Jamey Glasnovic was born in Montreal, Quebec, in 1968, and grew up in the suburb of Beaconsfield. A family trip to Spain when Jamey was seven sparked his passion for travel, leading to explorations in Australia, Japan, Mexico, Ireland, Singapore, Hong Kong, Romania, Tanzania, Rwanda, Nepal, Tibet, and the Bahamas, as well as 26 provinces, territories, and states in Canada and the US. After relocating to Canmore in 2004, Glasnovic freelanced for newspapers like the Banff Crag & Canyon, the Canmore Leader, and Rocky Mountain Outlook, while continuing to explore. He authored Lost and Found: Adrift in the Canadian Rockies and A Few Feet Short: An Uncommon Journey to Everest. His upcoming book, Everything is Poa: One Man’s Search for Peace and Purpose in East Africa, is scheduled for publication in 2024. Jamey now resides in Mount Buchanan, PEI.


A Few Feet Short continues Glasnovic’s exploration of place and of self, but this time he’s tackling a deeper problem: his messy life, a result of trying to measure up to what society deems to be a “responsible” adult.” – Rocky Mountain Outlook