Story: Hillary, Edmund Percival

Yeti expedition

Yeti expedition

In 1960–61 Hillary led another expedition to Nepal to do climbing and altitude research and look (unsuccessfully) for the mythical yeti – sometimes called the Abominable Snowman. At a press conference before departing, he showed the press an artist’s impression of the yeti, together with some of the equipment to be used on the trip.

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Shaun Barnett. 'Hillary, Edmund Percival', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2010. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/6h1/hillary-edmund-percival/page-6 (accessed 21 July 2019)