Extensive travel in Asia and absorbed interest in the subject of mountain climbing have combined to give this story of Jerry Dunham's adventures of a scientific expedition to the Himalayas a note of authenticity. But the plot line is sheer invention. Jerry's choice as an undergraduate member of a team of mature scientists was headed for objections from the start. Then one misadventure after another dogged him- all quickly pinned on his shoulders. The search was for the legendry yeti -- and the expedition was doomed because of the superstitious fears of the natives -- and (a new factor) the determination of the Chinese Reds to prevent the Westerners from finding out what was going on. Competently written, this adventure tale engages the reader's interest though in final analysis it is only recommended for its unusual setting and better than average writing.