The myth of the Abominable Snowman lives on with the sale recently of a 1951 photograph of what was supposed to be a Yeti footprint. The photo was sold Tuesday in an auction at Christieâ€™s London for Â£3,500 (about $7,000).
Explorer Michael Ward said Eric Earle Shipton took the picture in the Himalayas. He wrote, â€œIn 1951 Sen Tensing, Shipton, and I descended from the Menlung La … at about 16,000-17,000 feet we came across a whole series of footprints in the snow, on the lower part of the glacierâ€¦â€
Read the lot description that accompanied the photos for a fascinating tale of the Yeti.