In 1939, a young Polish officer named Slavomir Rawicz was sentenced to 25 years of hard labor by the Soviet Union for spying. Three years later, he recruited a few other prisoners to escape in what can only be called an epic journey to freedom:
controversy over the veracity of the story, which include possible sightings of Yetis in the Himalayas.
In March 1942 six Indian soldiers on patrol in the Himalayas were startled to see a small group of men wearing animal skins stumble down a mountain trail toward them. The soldiers were even more amazed when the four emaciated strangers-who a few moments before had scarcely been able to walk-began to laugh and dance, hugging each other and singing.
The four had every reason to rejoice: they had just completed a 4,000-mile trek on foot from a Soviet labor camp in Siberia.