“Eric Shipton, the mountaineer and explorer…”
addressed the Ghost Club
and told us…”
“…that he came across
at 18,000 feet up Everest…”
“…and followed them for nearly two miles…”
Shipton discovered a route for the first successful ascent of Earth’s highest mountain two years later.
This was during his famous 1951 reconnaissance of Everest.
“He even photographed them, and was kind enough to present me with a print showing the enormous size and distinct outline of the bare foot.”
“Sen Tenzing, one of the Sherpas accompanying Shipton, had seen a yeti close to and described it as five feet six inches tall, standing upright, having no tail and covered in reddish-brown hair, except for the face, which was bare and red.”
Shipton (left) with Tenzing (right)
Purported Yeti scalp at Khumjung monastery (2005)