Going once! Going twice!
In 1951, renowned British mountaineer, Eric Earle Shipton, was leading an expedition on Mount Everest when he took the photos, which show a set of mysterious footprints in the snow. Shipton, as well as Himalayan locals, attributed the prints to the Yeti, or Abominable Snowman. Returning to Europe, Shipton brought the photos — and the tale of this legendary creature — with him.
Dear Mick, I swear this really happened
In the note, he recounts how he and Shipton came across the strange footprints in a high pass on the Nepal-Tibet watershed, at an elevation of about 19,500 feet (5,943 meters). The tracks, Bourdillon said, belonged to "no animal known to live in the Himalaya."
Good thing I brought my axe
"Pichers of the Abomidable Snow mans feet"
Yeti tracks in the snow
"Whenever a narrow 6-inch-wide crevasse was crossed there seemed to be claw marks in the snow at the end of the toe imprints," Ward noted.
Dude, what is this thing?
The Greek photographer and geologist N.A. Tombazi first introduced the mythical creature to Europe in 1925 when he allegedly sighted the Yeti high in the Himalaya, according to Christie's.
It was thiiis big
Collectively, the photos of the alleged Yeti prints could fetch up to $8,300 at auction, according to Christie's.