This cast replica is from Tom Slicks 1957 Expedition
This cast measures approximately 10 inch by 8 inch by half inch thick
After spending nearly 3 months trekking up Nepal's Arun River Valley on a recon mission for a future expedition with Tom Slick, Peter Byrne found a set of Yeti footprints in the Choyang Khola at 10,000 feet altitude. The prints were identical to thos Byrne had seen before in years past. They were approximately ten inches in length and of similar construction. Slick, working with a separate party in another area discovered a second set of footprints, some of which he cast.
In 1957, Tom Slick financed and led an expedition to the mountains of Nepal to search for the Yeti. They wanted to uncover solid proof that there was an unknown primate living there. They hoped the discovery would help science and medicine learn more about illness and disease from a species that reportedly is very similar to man. They found bedding areas that were similar to ones made by the mountain gorilla. They also took many hari and dropping samples that were packed away and forgotten for many years. When the items were finally tested, they found parasites from an unknown primate in the dropping samples.
Tom Slick, born in 1916, was a San Antonio oil millionaire who used his fortune to further the causes of scientific research and peace throughout the world. He founded the Southwest Research Institute, the Southwest Foundation for Research and Education, the Institute of Inventive Research and the Mind Science Foundation. He was also a cryptozoologist and helped finance expeditions searching for the Yeti. In 1958 he wrote the book Permanent Peace, which said in the dedication, "To that beautiful new world to emerge when the spectre of war has been banished forever - when the life blood now draining into armaments will, transfused into the bloodstream of the world, bring about unbelievable new progress, prosperity, health and happiness." He died in an airplane crash in 1962.