Yetti

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The local Sherpas claim there are actually 2 yetis. Dzu-teh which is 7-8 feet tall and meh-teh which is only 5-6 feet tall. Most describe yeti as being 6 feet tall, ape-like with human characteristics, covered with short brownish-red hair (and occasionally described as having white spots on his chest). The creatures hair is longer on the shoulders and walks slightly slumped. He is described as hav[...]
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The local Sherpas claim there are actually 2 yetis. Dzu-teh which is 7-8 feet tall and meh-teh which is only 5-6 feet tall. Most describe yeti as being 6 feet tall, ape-like with human characteristics, covered with short brownish-red hair (and occasionally described as having white spots on his chest). The creatures hair is longer on the shoulders and walks slightly slumped. He is described as having a broad face and large mouth.

Most reports indicate he has large teeth, but no fangs. His head is usually described as being conical shaped with a pointed crown. He has large, long arms that almost reach to his knees.
Expedition Reports
In 1889, Major L.A Waddell found human like footprints in the snow one morning. His Sherpa guides matter-of-factly told him they were the prints of a hairy wild man that was often seen in the area. Waddell wrote Among the Himalayans (1899). "The belief in these creatures is universal among Tibetans."

Expeditioners to the Himalayas, including many from the Western countries continue to report sightings of the strange creature. In September 1921, on a mountaintop near Tibet at 20,000 feet, Lt. Col. C.K. Howard-Bury found strange footprints in the snow. Howard-Bury, who was on an expedition to Mount Everest, described the prints as being 3 times the size of a man's. His Sherpa side-kicks told him that they were from 'a manlike thing that is not a man'. A newspaper columnist wrote a piece based on Howard-Bury's note. In his piece, the columnist mistakenly translated Howard-Bury's Sherpa description for the animal as 'abominable snowman'. The name has stuck ever since.
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