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Menlungtse and the Search for the Yeti

From a camp at 6,600m on the W ridge of Menlungtse, Bonington and two members of his team retreated from the foot of the headwall. After reconnoitring the E ridge, Fanshawe and Hinkes reverted to the W ridge route and after a difficult climb up the headwall reached the W summit of Menlungtse (7,023m) at 10:30pm, too late for continuing to the main summit (7,161m). A night descent was involved. Various observations of possible yeti activity in the area deepened the mystery and raised questions difficult to answer.

April - May 1988
Chris Bonington with Andy Fanshawe from Britain and David Breshears, Steve Shea from USA