He says he’s got nothing against the Rose d’Or, it’s just that since he did the Himalayas he finds the Alps a bit too small and there aren’t enough yaks. He says it is a well-known fact that ice-caves are one of the most yakless environments on earth.
2008, Max Allan Collins, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, Berkley Boulevard Books (2008), →ISBN, page 183:
The hooded Lin and Jonathan — yakless now — were leading the way. Up ahead was another gorge with its own small, rather unreliable-looking wooden bridge. Two yeti were carrying the unconscious O'Connell on a stretcher Lin had made […]