Sir Edmund Hillary, left, and Sherpa village leader Konchok Chumbi Sherpa (father of Ang Tshering Sherpa) at a 1960 press conference in Tokyo. After the 1960 “Yeti Hunt Expedition” failed to yield results, Sir Edmund Hillary requested to borrow an ancient relic of Khumjung Monastery, the Yeti Scalp. Sir Ed and Konchok Chumbi (as custodian of the Yeti scalp) travelled to Japan, USA, UK and Europe to showcase the unusual object. Today the yeti scalp is back in its home in Khumjung Monastery and can be viewed by curious visitors.
(Published: December 11, 1960 – By PAUL ROGERS | STARS AND STRIPES)