Indian Army Mountaineering Expedition claims discovery of footprints of snowman ‘Yeti’

Indian Army Mountaineering Expedition to Mt Makalu claims discovery of footprints of snowman 'Yeti'
Question: Name the mountain on which Indian Army Mountaineering Expedition claims discovery of footprints of snowman ‘Yeti’ recently.
(a) Mt. Makalu
(b) Mt. Alps
(c) Mt. Kilimanjaro
(d) Mt. Andes
Answer: (a)
Related facts:
  • The Indian army informed that it has discovered footprints in the Himalayas that appear to belong to a yeti, known in the United States as bigfoot or the abominable snowman.
  • Measuring 32 inches by 15 inches, the footprints were found near Mount Makalu base camp on 9th April, 2019.
  • Photographs taken by the army’s mountaineering expedition team had been passed on for scientific verification.
  • Research carried out by Barnett and fellow ancient-genetics expert Ceiridwen Edwards earlier in 2014 had found that DNA samples taken from reported yeti sightings matched brown bears local to the Himalayan region.

About Mount Makalu:

  • Mount Makalu is the world’s fifth highest mountain.
  • It is located on the border between Nepal and China and is about 12 miles south of Mount Everest.

                                                                                                        Abhinav Mishra

Links:

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/indian-army-says-it-found-yeti-footprints-himalayas-n999951

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