My quest for the yeti: confronting the Himalayas' deepest mystery

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Yeti gives us Messner's efforts to solve the riddle of the creature Westeners have called the 'abominable snowman'. Ignoring the inevitable derision that greeted his announcement of the sighting, Messner became convinced that somewhere between tall tales told around campfires and intriguing but inconclusive tabloid photographs lay something of flesh and blood. He followed the centuries-old migratory routes of the Sherpa people through Nepal, India, Bhutan, and Tibet. Often alone and on foot - to avoid Chinese authorities - he explored labyrinths of forests, ravines, and precipices, scouring isolated monasteries and remote village marketplaces, seeking testimony, relics, footprints, and hoping he would again confront his creature and capture it on film.Finally, on the forbidding Tibetan Plateau, his quest came to an end. Messner documents the results of others who before him have undertaken expeditions to solve the mystery of the yeti, beginning in 1832, when a British naturalist first reported tales of a 'hairy ape-like creature' roaming the Himalayan snowfields. Patiently assembling data, cautiously disentangling the plausible from the impossible, Messner concludes that the yeti is a construct of perception, tradition and zoological fact. Yeti is an adventure story like no other, bringing us closer than ever to the truth behind a legend, and making us understand why whatever it was that crossed his path in eastern Tibet on that day in 1986 would live for ever in his mind.
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