THE GREAT yeti or Abominable Snowman was a protected species in Nepal as recently as 1958. And for generations the sherpas of Tibet have refrained from climbing Mount Kumbhila in eastern Nepal for fear that yetis - between two and four meters tall - would come and punish them.
It has been said that the yeti is better known than Dalai Lama. Maybe that is exaggerated, maybe not.
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