Messner doesn´t deserve this:
My quest was putting me in the spotlight.
"Here comes the yeti!" teenagers would shout after me in the street back home in Austria - or they would block my path, point at my chest, and grunt, "You yeti?"
(Ok, at times Messner looks like a yeti, but this is just cruel).
As for the interview: I like how Messner is defending his case that there might be an unknown (or known?) animal in the Himalayas, which is closely linked to the yeti myth. I wonder why everyone thought Messner to be a nut job, because his theory is in the realm of possibility and an attempt to explain the origins of the yeti myth (a myth who is in existence in almost all of the Himalayan countries).
I´m glad that they finally have proved that the yeti might be a bear, because this kind of validates Messners theory.