Sneak Peek: Josh Gates' Hunt for the Yeti
In the upcoming four-part Expedition Unknown: Hunt for the Yeti special, Josh Gates and his crew set out on an epic mission to investigate the folklore of the yeti, otherwise known as the abominable snowman. Here, get a sneak peek of Josh's travels through the blustery Himalayas, Nepal and Bhutan on his journey to uncover evidence to support the age-old tale.
'Expedition Unknown' Investigates the YetiJosh Gates is no stranger to the mysteries of the yeti -- or the Himalayan mountains. "There have been so many firsthand accounts of the Yeti, and several years ago, I had my own encounter," Josh said. "I discovered an unusual set of footprints high in the Himalayas. It was an incredible and confounding find." 960 1280
Bhutan's Ghankar PunsomFlying toward the sacred mountain of Ghankar Punsom in Bhutan. Many of these peaks have never been summited, let alone seen by Westerners. Just over those snow-capped mountains is the border of Tibet, and, if eyewitnesses are to be believed, this is the home of the Yeti. 960 1280
Arriving in BhutanBhutan is known as “the land of the Thunder Dragon.” Due to its location, it’s one of the most remote nations on earth. Only about a dozen pilots are rated to land at Bhutan’s Paro airport. The runway is nestled in the middle of the Himalayas, and planes have to bank into a narrow valley for the final approach. 960 1280
Surviving LuklaThe arrivals sign at the Lukla airport in Nepal is a welcome sight (since seeing it means you survived the flight). I travel for a living, and I can assure you that Lukla has the sketchiest commercial runway on earth. But it’s well worth the white-knuckle landing, since it’s a charming high-altitude town and the gateway to the stunning Everest region beyond. 960 1280
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