Daily Mail Abominable Snowman Expedition 1954
In 1954 the DAILY MAIL dispatched a team to the Himalayas to find the Abominable Snowman. The Daily Mail expedition headed for the British Everest Expedition base camped lead by Mail staffer, journalist Ralph Izzard.
The newspaper spent the equivalent of £1 million today money sending a team of journalists and mountaineers on an expedition to the Himalayas in 1954 to find the Abominable Snowman.
They were gone for 15 weeks and were accompanied by ornithologists, zoologists, and 370 porters, who carried tranquilliser guns and a cage.
‘If a live Abominable Snowman was caught, it was to be shipped back to London to be examined.’
Unfortunately, the team, which included the paper’s poker-playing foreign correspondent who appeared at base camp wearing a silk cravat, a golfing jacket and a pair of plimsolls, returned home empty-handed.