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Steve Berry – “In search of the Yeti”
Contact Tony Westcott
Tuesday 17 October 2017

Steve first went to Bhutan in 1986 when he luckily obtained a permit to climb their highest mountain, Gangkar Punsum, 24,770ft / 7,550m.  The team reached very high but were defeated by the weather or the gods, or a combination of them both.   Steve has been back many times exploring around the base and for the last four years he has found strange footsteps in the snow.   He believes there is a large mountain ape living up there that we humans rarely ever see, and have mistakenly dubbed as half human, half Neanderthal. In April this year he returned with an American film crew to continue the search.

Location South West
Upper Room of Nova Scotia, Cumberland Basin, Hotwells
Venue: Upper Room of the Nova Scotia, Cumberland Basin, Hotwells, Bristol, BS1 6XJ. The Nova Scotia is a well-known Bristol landmark, situated at the western end of the Floating Harbour, with ample local parking and good beer. Meet for beer and food from 6.30pm; lectures start at 7.30pm. The AC SW regional organisers are Tony Westcott and Chris Storie.