Photos from Mountaineers in the Indian Army
show several long (32″) prints in the snow, one directly in front of the other. The New York Times covered the story (see citation below).
These are definitely not bear tracks.
The large digit 1 tells us they were made by a primate… if this is a single impression.
The only question is…
did the primate use its own feet to make foot tracks, or was it wearing yeti shoes? Or is this a combination track?
only one footprint is shown. It would have been more useful to see a complete set, to see if there was a right foot also, and what variation there might be as the trackmaker navigated the terrain, its own weight shifts, etc.
It’s a nice first step.
To its credit, the trackmaker had parallel interphalangeal lines (PILs). Cheap knock-offs and fakes generally overlook this detail. The NY Times.com story suggests it is a combination track from a mama bear and her cub. We should consider all possibilities.
NY Times.com story