Kang Admi’ or Snow-Mountain Man.

Separating fable from fact in Himalayan narratives can be a challenge, as fraught with uncertainty as crossing a snow-covered glacier full of hidden crevasses. But in a curious way, the lore and legends of these high places tend to erase whatever lines exist between truth and fiction, memory and imagination, or even dictatorial proof and egalitarian invention. Science can sometimes be as enigmatic as poetry, while lyric verses often contain more clear-sighted observations than rational interpolation. There is probably no better example of the ambiguous intersection of reality and perception or logic and make-believe, than various quests for the ‘Abominable Snowman’. Toward the end of their stay in the Valley of Flowers, Frank Smythe and Wangdi Norbu set off to reconnoitre a route to Nilgiri Parbat. While crossing a high[…]

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NEPAL: CLIMBER SURVIVES BRUTAL SEXUAL ASSAULT BY YETI-LIKE CREATURE

Kathmandu Daily News:  A tourist expedition in the Himalayas turned to nightmare after an American tourist and two local guides were savagely attacked by a creature resembling a “hairy” and “giant” humanoid reports the Kathmandu Herald. Jason Barclay, 28, was on a solo adventure across the Himalayas with his two local sherpas when he was attacked during the night by what he believed was a bear. The creature lashed through his tent and started to shove the half-asleep man around, who managed to stay still despite his fear. “I thought I was going to die, so I played dead,” he told the Kathmandu Herald.  Barclay finally realized the creature was, in fact, not a bear when he came into direct eye contact with the beast.  “It flipped my body around and then I[…]

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