“Yeti: the Abominable Snowman tracked down in time for Christmas” Talk with Graham Hoyland

26th October 2023 - 18:00 to 19:00

Following Graham Hoyland’s successful ‘Expeditions of Everest’ Club talk in May, Graham has kindly offered to join us at the Club again for another talk on Thursday 26th October 2023. Please note, all Club Talks are free.

About the Talk:

“Yeti: the Abominable Snowman tracked down in time for Christmas”

Tales of the yeti, the Abominable Snowman of the Himalayas, have been recorded for centuries. This huge, ape-like, hairy creature has tantalised explorers, mountaineers and locals with curious footprints and elusive appearances. But until recently, no one has been able to identify what this mythical creature might be, or even determine if it is real.

On an expedition to the remote Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, Everest climber Graham Hoyland found and filmed footprints of the mythical yeti in a part of the country that has never before been visited by Western explorers. In a lost valley near the unclimbed mountain Gangkar Punsum, Hoyland believes he was stalked by the mysterious yeti, a beast so unspeakably powerful that locals say it can kill a yak with one savage blow of its fist.

As he delves into the fascinating history of this ancient legend, Hoyland hears tales of the yeti from Sherpas who have tried and failed to track it. He explores the literary hinterland behind the legend and searches for the yeti’s American cousin Bigfoot, and even offers an explanation of the Loch Ness monster. From the dubious, mystical pseudo-science of the Nazis in the 1930s to our current era of post-truth and fake news , Hoyland examines the age-old cultural phenomena that have shaped our collective consciousness and fuelled a belief in the existence of these monstrous creatures.

For a perfect hairy Christmas present, Graham will bring copies of his HarperCollins book “Yeti”, and sign them for you!


To book this free Club talk, please contact Reservations@thecliftonclub.co.uk or call 0117 974 5039