My Quest for the Yeti: Confronting the Himalayas' Deepest Mystery

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Macmillan, Apr 20, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 192 pages
Climbing solo in Eastern Tibet in 1986, Reinhold Messner confronted ... Something. Whatever it was stood up-right and moved with astonishing agility. Was it human or animal or an unclassified combination of the two? Had a legend come to life before his very eyes? Since that heart-stopping moment, Messner has been obsessed with what the Western media has called the "abominable snowman". Widely considered the greatest living mountain climber, Messner had found his greatest challenge -- to solve the age old mystery of the yeti. My Quest for the Yeti takes readers high into the thin Himalayan air of Nepal, Bhutan, and Tibet where to local populations the yeti is part of the landscape, spiritual and physical. Messner brings us closer than ever before to the truth, offering conclusions that both resolve and retain the mystery of this elusive creature.
 

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Reinhold Messner's got a serious problem: He truly believes he can go on some quest and find us. Ludicrous. Laughable. He'll find Amelia Earhart or The Loch Ness Monster before he finds us. Are you ... Read full review

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

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Messner is an accomplished Austrian mountaineer and the author of several books about his experiences. In 1986, while in Tibet, he thought he may have encountered a yeti, also called the abominable ... Read full review

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In addition to his world-famous exploits in the Himalayas--including the first solo ascent of Mount Everest--Reinhold Messner has crossed Anarctica and Greenland on foot. He is the author of more than thirty books, including Everest, The Crystal Horizon, Free Spirit, and, most recently, The Second Death of George Mallory (also available from St. Martin's Press). He lives in a castle in the Italian Alps.

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