History and Geography

Elizabeth Hawley: How an American Journalist became Everest’s Record Keeper

One of the most interesting women involved with Mount Everest never climbed a mountain in her life, and never even reached Base Camp. But without Liz Hawley’s seal of approval, you hadn’t climbed the mountains you just claimed you had. Elizabeth “Liz” Hawley became the Kathmandu-based chronicler of all the Himalayan expeditions that came to … Read more

yeti or abominable snowman

Top 10 Yeti and Abominable Snowman Sightings

The first recorded yeti sighting was on Everest 100 years ago. In the course of thirty or so trips to the Himalayas, I’ve heard many tales about the Yeti from Sherpas and they were clearly believers. There are very similar stories from local villagers all along the Himalayas, from Arunachal Pradesh to Ladakh, and even … Read more