Download e-book for iPad: Dead Mountain: The True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident by Donnie Eichar

By Donnie Eichar

ISBN-10: 1452129568

ISBN-13: 9781452129563

In February 1959, a gaggle of 9 skilled hikers within the Russian Ural Mountains died mysteriously on an elevation referred to as useless Mountain. Eerie points of the incident—unexplained violent accidents, symptoms that they minimize open and fled the tent with out right garments or sneakers, an odd ultimate picture taken through one of many hikers, and increased degrees of radiation stumbled on on a few of their clothes—have resulted in many years of hypothesis over what relatively occurred. This gripping paintings of literary nonfiction delves into the secret via unparalleled entry to the hikers' personal journals and images, hardly noticeable executive files, dozens of interviews, and the author's retracing of the hikers' fateful trip within the Russian iciness. a desirable portrait of the younger hikers within the Soviet period, and a skillful interweaving of the hikers narrative, the investigators' efforts, and the author's investigations, right here for the 1st time is the genuine tale of what occurred that evening on lifeless Mountain.

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Or maybe it’s because delays are routine in the 41 DONNIE EICHAR world of mountaineering, particularly in winter. With no way for the hikers to communicate with their hometown—aside from the occasional telegram sent from an outpost—should they run up against delays, there is little for their families to do but wait. Rufina is not looking forward to informing her family that her errand at the university has failed. Perhaps she will keep the news from her twelve-year-old sister, Tatiana, who is still so young and very attached to her older brother.

Yuri Krivonishchenko—“Georgy”—was the group’s resident jester and musician, always ready with wisecracks and a mandolin. ” When Georgy wasn’t singing or pulling pranks, he was a student of construction and hydraulics. Alexander Kolevatov—“Kolevatov”—was a methodical young man with an imposing physical presence. In his downtime from studying nuclear physics, he loved to puff on his antique pipe. He was also an intensely private person and often reluctant to share his journal entries with his comrades.

Gordo and Blinov fly out from Sverdlovsk by military helicopter and arrive later that day in Ivdel. From there, they take a Yak-12 surveillance plane north toward Vizhay, up the Lozva River, over an abandoned mine, and past Sector 41—a cluster of log cabins populated by woodcutters. The plane then veers west to 45 DONNIE EICHAR the Severnaya Toshemka River, where the pair scan the Ural ridge and western Ural slopes. But before they can get far, clouds and strong winds force them to turn back to the airfield for the night.

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