This film is part of Free

Abominable Snowman

News Bulletin reviewing evidence (and possible existence) of the Abominable Snowman, or Yeti, from the Eric Shipton-led Everest expedition of 1951

Non-Fiction 1951 1 mins


News segment documenting and analysing apparent evidence of the ‘Abominable Snowman’ compiled by Eric Shipton, leader of the 1951 Everest Expedition, on which the curious footprints were ‘discovered.’ The coverage also compares the footprints with other potential suspects at London zoo and the Natural History Museum.

Eric Shipton (1907-1977), mountaineer, explorer and writer. An avid supporter of simplicity in his approach to climbing- he had an open dislike for oxygen tanks and large expeditions- explored the mountainous regions of the Himalayas, namely Everest as well as Patagonia, South America. Shipton’s brush with the yeti came whilst on the 1951 expedition, famous for seeking out the Khumba Glacier climbing route. The origin of the footprints discovered and photographed by Shipton at 20,000ft. have remained hotly contested. While some are led to believe this to be the most credible evidence of the creature’s existence others have discredited the footprints as a mere distortion from a more mundane source, probably of those from a hiker or animal warped by the melting snow.