By: LJ and Corbin
The Yeti is also called the Abdominal Snowman. The Yeti was first found in the early 19th Century. He lives in the Himalayan Mountains. People say that the Yeti is the guardian of the Himalayan Mountains. The first reliable report of the Yeti was in 1925, when greek photographer Tombazi saw something in the distance. It was about 1,000 ft away moving across some lower slopes. But they were still above 15,000 ft.
Tombazi talked about how the creature wasn't wearing an oxygen mask and tank. But humans start to have brain damage above 10,000 ft without oxygen tanks.
"Unquestionably, the figure in outline was exactly like a human being, walking upright and stopping occasionally to uproot or pull at some dwarf rhododendron bushes," said Tombazi, "It showed up dark against the snow and, as far as I could make out wore no clothes."
Some of the best tracks ever seen were found and photographed by British mountaineers Eric Shipton and Micheal Ward in 1951. They found them on the southwestern slopes of the Menlung Glacier, which lies between Tibet and Nepal, at an altitude of 20,000 feet. Each print was thirteen inches wide and some eighteen inches long. The tracks seemed fresh and Shipton and Ward followed the trail for a mile before it disappeared in hard ice.
Yeti reports usually come in the form of tracks found, pelts offered, shapes seen at a distance, or rarely, actual face-to-face encounters with the creatures. Face to face encounters never come with researchers looking for the Yeti, but with locals who stumble into the creature during their daily lives.
Sir Edmund Hillary, the same man that had first climbed Everest in 1953, lead the 1960 trip in association with Desmond Doig. The expedition was sponsored by the World Book Encyclopedia and was well outfitted with trip-wire cameras, as well as timelapse and infrared photography. Despite a ten-month stay the group failed to find any convincing evidence of the existence of the Yeti. The artifacts they examined, two skins and a scalp, turned out to belong to two blue bears and a serow goat.
1. The Yeti, or Abominable Snowman, is an ape-like creature that is said to inhabit the Himalayan region of Nepal, India and Tibet.
2. The Nepalese believe the Yeti is nocturnal, it whistles and growls, and can kill with a single punch.
3. The first publicised report of a Yeti sighting came from a German photographer in 1925, but many Nepalese claim to have seen it.
4. In 1953, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reported seeing large footprints while scaling Mount Everest. Sir Edmund later discounted the Yeti reports.
5. Last month, Nikolai Valuev, the so-called 'Beast from the East' and former heavyweight boxing champion, took part in an expedition to track down the Yeti. He is understood to have been unsuccessful.
6. Explanations for the Yeti have included the Chu-Teh, a Langur monkey that lives at lower altitudes, the Tibetan blue bear or the Himalayan brown bair.
7. In 2008, Japanese adventurers said they discovered footprints they believe were made by the Yeti. The footprints were about eight inches long and looked like a human's
8. Last year a creature dubbed the 'oriental yeti' was discovered in ancient woodlands in remote central China.The hairless beast was trapped by hunters in Sichuan province after locals reported spotting what they thought was a bear.
9. Chinese scientists last year announced they would embark on their own £1m expedition in search of their equivalent of the Yeti. Theirs is dubbed 'yeren' or 'Wild man'. It comes nearly 30 years after China's Academy of Science launched three expeditions following a series of sightings.
10. Other names that the Yeti goes by include Almas (Mongolia), Batutut (Vietnam), Bigfoot (North america), Yowie (Australia) and Fear liath (Scotland)
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