Yeti footprint cast replica
The Yeti or Abominable Snowman is an apelike animal cryptid said to inhabit the Himalayan region of Nepal and Tibet. The names Yeti and Meh-Teh are commonly used by the people indigenous to the region and are part of their history and mythology. Nepalese have various names for Yeti like "Bonmanche" which means "wild man" or "Kangchenjunga rachyyas" which means "Kanchanjunga's demon."
Many in the scientific community largely dismiss the Yeti as a fraud supported by legend and weak evidence, yet it remains one of the most famous creatures of cryptozoology. The Yeti can be considered a Himalayan parallel to Bigfoot (Sasquatch).
A number of prints were discovered in snow and ice by Eric Shipton (1907-1977) a distinguished British Himalayan mountaineer. Shipton photographed the prints in 1951 in the Gauri Sankar Range, Himalayas. This print shows an opposable big toe common to all apes.
Eric Shipton photographed and sketched this single track of an alleged yeti, which measured 13 inches from toe to heel. The footprint was found in 1951 on Menlung Glacier.