In , nine skiers went missing in a remote area of the Ural mountains in Russia. Two weeks later, all nine were found dead, hundreds of yards from their. Jetzt online bestellen! Heimlieferung oder in Filiale: Dead Mountain: The Untold True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident The Untold True Story of the Dyatlov. In February , a group of nine experienced hikers in the Russian Ural Mountains died mysteriously on an elevation known as Dead Mountain. Eerie aspects.
Dead Mountain: The Untold True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incidentyears later, podcast host Nat McPherson ventures into the same mountains with her team, determined to finally solve the mystery of the Dyatlov Pass incident. In February , a group of nine experienced hikers in the Russian Ural Mountains died mysteriously on an elevation known as Dead Mountain. Eerie aspects. - The Dyatlov Pass incident resulted in the deaths of nine ski hikers in the northern Ural mountains on February 2,
Dyatlov Pass Incident In the dead of winter VideoThe Dyatlov Incident - 100 Wonders - Atlas Obscura Today, the so-called Dyatlov Pass Incident —named after the group’s leader, year-old Igor Dyatlov—is one of Russia’s most enduring mysteries, spawning conspiracy theories as varied as a military. Photo taken from a roll of film found at the camp of the Dyatlov Pass incident (via Wikimedia) In January of , year-old Igor Dyatlov led a group of eight young Soviet hikers, comprising. The Dyatlov Pass Incident, however, has all the earmarks of a true mystery. The tent was the first thing to be found. It was facing north-south, with the entrance facing south and the north part covered with cm of snow. The snow appeared to come from the blowing wind and not a sudden avalanche. The Dyatlov Pass Incident Despite sixty-plus years of speculation about the deaths of nine skiers in Russia's Ural Mountains in , the "Dyatlov Pass incident" remains an unsolved mystery. In what has become known as the Dyatlov Pass incident, ten members of the Urals Polytechnic Institute in Yekaterinburg—nine students and one sports instructor who fought in World War II— headed.
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Victor Potyazhenko claims that it was he who discovered the tent on the slope during flying over the pass with Ortyukov.
A group of comrades in black sheepskin coats were on the ground, with a small tent pitched in the forest i.
It can be assumed that Ortyukov was in the dark about the big game, started by someone Victor Potyazhenko was then a flight commander.
He is also supposed to be the pilot Ortyukov threaten with a gun, but Potyazhenko says that this never happened. Maslennikov 2nd notebook afterthoughts.
Do you see any traces of cover up or attempts to obstruct the search or hide evidence? Don't just read other people's opinion, make up your own mind.
Here are the writings of the man who lead the search. It's a good start. I will give you some pointers that I found interesting while reading.
Maslennikov 2nd notebook. Maslennikov 's notebooks were not part of the criminal case. They have never been looked at during the investigation.
This is the first time when they have been published in their entirety with full transcript in both Russian and English. The second notebook raises some controversial questions.
It is a very interesting reading about the way search was executed, the moral climate and how time and findings affected the rescue members.
Also the reaction of the leaders. Here are the writings of the man who led the search. Maslennikov notebook.
Maslennikov Evgeniy Polikarpovich , Master of Sports, Head of the UPI sports club, leading the search operation in He was expecting the search to be over in a much shorter period of time, hence the 12 sheet first notebook.
The second notebook is four time bigger. The reality got to him. And the searches were still far from over. Transcript in both Russian and English is published for first time on this site.
This is so far the best reenactment of the group's behavior in the days leading to their demise. Instructions how to turn auto translate Russian captions to English.
Not the best but better than nothing. Yuri Yudin. Yuri Yudin, born 19 July , died 27 April aged The sole survivor of the Dyatlov Pass incident.
His life was not easy. He left his heart on the pass. Never married, buried himself in work and activities so he doesn't have to stay alone with the ghosts of his friends that remained forever frozen on the ill fated pass.
Till the end of his days he didn't forgive himself for not dying with them. Yudin could never give any account of the events in January-February after he turn back from 2nd Northern settlement to Yekaterinburg due to worsening inflammation of sciatic nerve.
In Fact 1 July Forensic pathologist Eduard Tumanov considers that on Krivonischenko's body were signs of torture with fire.
Tumanov took part in the expedition with the prosecutors 3 months ago. New petition to the head of the Investigative Committee of Russia.
Representatives of the supervisory authority stated that they stopped at three versions of what happened in on the Dyatlov Pass: a hurricane, an avalanche and a snow slab.
Return To Dead Mountain. Bedtime Stories produced new video on Richard Holmgren's Katabatic wind theory. Interview with Igor Dubinin.
Dubinina's premonition. What was tormenting Lyuda's mind in the days before the tragedy, was she feeling the impending doom or was she just a troubled soul?
The entries in her diaries raise many questions, and the coincidences make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up.
Katinas is a member of Russian forum taina. This is most probably where the GAZ that took Dyatlov group to 41st logging settlement also left off at on 26 Jan Katinas used characteristic utility poles, fences and buildings to prove that the location is in front of the Communication center in Vizhay.
Our collection of maps and old photos of Vizhay and its people. Dyatlov group spent the night of Jan in Vizhay.
Igor Dyatlov and Zina Kolmogorova sent their last letters from the Post office in Vizhay. Funerals in May - 60 years to the day.
On May 12 Lyudmila Dubinina, Aleksander Kolevatov and Nikolay Thibeaux-Brignolle were buried in Mihaylovskoe cemetery, in a plot designated to UPI.
Semyon Zolotaryov's funeral was a few days after May It was delayed so his mother could attend. She had to travel from Krasnodar to Sverdlovsk.
Semyon Zolotaryov, since he was not a UPI contingent, was buried in Ivanovskoe cemetery where Yuri Krivonischenko was rested in peace on March 9.
The discovery of the last 4 bodies. The events from this date on were game changer for Dyatlov group case. Their deaths had to be looked into.
They couldn't be so easily brushed as death from exposure to the elements. There are many facts that can't be explained with any theories to this day.
Counting skis. There are different accounts in the case files to how many pair of skis were under the bottom of the tent, and what happened to the spare pair of skis Dyatlov group were bringing to the trek.
Chicken a la Otorten. Does it sound familiar? Similar cases are describer in "On the Road of Trial" by geologists Grigoriy Fedoseev.
Conspiralogists find it possible that the cover up is inspired by the events described in this book. Note the year when the book was published - Conspiracy or negligence.
The date on the cover of the official Case file is 6 February The conspiracy advocates point this as a clear evidence that the investigation started before the official discovery of the first dead bodies.
When was the tent found and why was it kept a secret for two days. There is another big mystery in the Dyatlov case to which many researchers for some reason did not pay attention, and this is the behavior of two searchers: local forester Pashin and his friend Cheglakov, that conducted themselves strange at the least.
Tumanov's theory that there has been altercation on the pass. Well known pathologist involved with Dyatlov case, Eduard Tumanov, is pushing a theory that hikers took part in a fight, either between them or with outsiders.
He is not partial to any of the two versions. His observations are purely based on the autopsy reports and mainly what is missing from them.
Tumanov's opinion is that all bodies should be exhumed and subjected to a new full autopsy for missed or omitted on purpose details.
He is pointing at the discrepancies and violations when the bodies were first protocoled. Methanol poisoning theory. Fans of this theory point out the following aspects of hikers behavior that might be explained with methanol poisoning:.
Tribute to Dyatlov Pass. Discrepancies in the Resolution to close the case. Dyatlov case researcher Galina Sazonova is proving that everything in this case has to be taken with a grain of salt.
Nothing can be trusted. It is a whole different question what was wrong with Lev Ivanov, the lead investigator. Was he unfit, sloppy, or under duress.
Or was it just the Soviet Union way of investigating cases. Spaced Out Radio. The wolverine theory. The prosecutors have amounted a list of 75 theories about the Dyatlov Pass incident and this is one of them.
It was featured on Russian Channel 1 "Live" in the show about the new expedition to the Dyatlov Pass with prosecutors, Komsomolskaya Pravda and TV filming crew.
This theory says that a wolverine could have stunk up the tent and the hikers walked down to wait till the tent airs out. Whose body is this? On 15 of March Russian Channel 1 aired a show about the expedition to the Dyatlov Pass with the participation of journalists from Komsomolskaya Pravda, television, representatives of the prosecutor's office and experts.
The sensation was when on a photo from Lev Ivanov's archive was shown for first time of a frozen body that is not any known member of Dyatlov group.
Or is it? First funerals in March Yuri Doroshenko, Zina Kolmogorova, Igor Dyatlov and Rustem Slobodin found their last peace in Mihaylovskoe cemetery, and Yuri Georgiy Krivonischenko was buried in Ivanovskoe cemetery.
March 2nd - The cache site labaz. All we know is m from the rescue camp and many testimonies from search party members where that camp was, but there is no indication in which direction from the rescue camp was the labaz found.
The exact location is important since this is the starting point of Dyatlov group in their last day alive. The Swedish-Russian Dyatlov Expedition Richard Holmgren, Andreas Liljegren, Ekaterina Zimina and Artem Domogirov pay homage to the events of and the years anniversary of the Dyatlov group demise, get personal and up close experience of the the terrain and conditions, what it takes to traverse in the same time of the year, and apply it to their theory of the falling katabatic wind.
Press conference with Prosecutor's office 4 Feb Yekaterinburg conference 2 Feb The Case Files. At last all Case files vol. As if the case was not so convoluted on its own, Google translator adds an Alice in Wonderland take on it:.
The Attorney General authorized new investigation. The first expedition on dog sleds to Dyatlov Pass. March Northern Ural. Photos by Alexey B Feb Mount Kholat Syakhl noticeably rose against the background of the other mountains and was covered with a dense blanket of a swirling giant cloud that hides the flowing lines of the mountain relief beneath.
In the boiling foam of this cloud on the background of an absolutely cloudless sky, snow-white whirling foam sparkling in the sun emerged, broken by the wind into shallow icy dust, which descended with terrible force, picked up by the hurricane wind.
We have not seen anything like this in our lives! Photos by marinner Dec Mystical place A place that every extreme traveler must visit.
The place, shrouded in unsolved mystery for 55 years! That same cedar and that very stream will freeze blood when you realize what happened on February night of the 59th year.
Yury Yakimov's theory. Yury Yakimov was a shift foreman from Severouralsk a city in the Northern Ural, km miles from the Dyatlov Pass.
Midnight in the Desert. Rakitin's version on Kolevatov. Aleksey Rakitin: We cannot with absolute certainty assert that Aleksander Kolevatov was firmly associated with the Committee, however, the high probability of that is evident from the unusual circumstances of his life.
From "Death is not far behind Sergey Shkryabach conclusion. The death of Dyatlov group is caused by avalanche, deterioration of the weather, the insufficient experience and preparation of the hikers for severe winter conditions.
All speculations and theories arise from the amateurish investigation and lack of subjective data - this is conclusion of the veteran investigator.
All court refusals to reopen the case are based on this document. From Russia with Doubt. Latest development on the attempts to reopen Dyatlov Pass case.
Who are Leonid Proshkin, Vladislav Tuykov, Kretov, Vladimir Solovyev, Evgeniy Okishev and Sergey Shkryabach? The sources for this article are Galina Sazonova and Komsomolskaya Pravda documentary "Dyatlov Pass.
End of Story? Was the criminal case fake? Leonid Proshkin, prominent lawyer and former criminal investigation prosecutor is asking the questions.
This is what he remembers. The court refused to reopen the case. An appeal has been filed. Interview with Akselrod. Do you know what shocked me most in this story?
Map animation by Simon Skeptic. New 3D rendering of the scene on Kholat Syakhl by Simon Skeptic.
The map is available in German as well. You can discuss this video in the forum. Aleksei Rakitin translated in German.
This site is in English, but fans are so excited about the brand spanking new book in German that I was compelled to announce it here. I am aware that every theory has it's own mistakes and also this author will have some misinterpretations - but after reading the chapters 18 - 31 these are chapters where it comes to the core of his thoughts I can honestly say that this is the best theory I read since I started being interested in this case.
Vladimir Borzenkov analysis of Krivonischenko frame The notorious frame 34 has been a favorite subject of wild conspiracy theory ambassadors but never backed up with real photography facts.
Vladimir Borzenkov believes that there is nothing mysterious in this frame and here his take on the specifics of the photo. He himself is a Dyaltov Pass tragedy researcher and an avid photographer which makes it a very good start for the discussion.
Vladimir Askinadzi memoirs of the events in It was convenient for the authorities to let out a rumor about the missile version, because this version justified all the secrecy surrounding this case.
It somehow calmed people and even relatives of the deceased. This version was taking the search away from the real truth.
Aluminum construction more than one square meter was found four years ago. As experts explained, a similar "waffle" design is used on the rocket tanks for durability.
Head of the Dyatlov Foundation is one of the adamant defenders of the rocket version of the tragedy on Dyatlov Pass.
The rocket theory. Unsuccessful military trials could have caused the death of Dyatlov group in Komsomolskaya pravda and Channel 1 are investigating.
Photos kindly provided by Dyatlov Pass tragedy researcher Vladimir Borzenkov WAB. Semyon Zolotaryov second DNA results show a match, but can not exclude his brother Nikolay.
Second examination, this time conducted by such an authoritative scholar as Pavel Ivanov, showed that the DNA of the person buried under the sign "Semyon Zolotaryov" matches the DNA of his niece.
But this fact does not exclude the version of other researchers suspected that under the name of Semyon his brother Nikolay could be buried, who, according to archival documents, worked with the Germans and disappeared without a trace during the war.
Therefore, we can not yet put a end on this investigation. Tibo broken wings. Russian engineer. Great-grandson of a French architect.
An emotional interview of Maria Piskareva with Anna Ermolaeva - Nikolay Thibeaux-Brignolle second cousin, Marina Evgenyevna Kazantseva, and her brother Sergey Evgenyevich Kazantsev.
The history of the Thibeaux family. Memories of Kolya. Questions about the identification of Kolya's belongings. His date of birth.
Similarities with Chivruay tragedy Dyatlov Pass search and rescue operation was unprecedented and was surpassed only 14 years later by the Chivruay tragedy on January 23, There quite a few similarities that are pointed out between the two tragic events.
DNA results show this is not Zolotaryov. This is huge implication on Dyatlov case. If Semyon Zolotaryov is not buried at the Ivanovskoe Cemetery in Yekaterinburg, then who?
And where did Zolotaryov go from the scene of the tragedy? Or where did the body of Semyon Zolotaryov go?
Funerals in May - 59 years to the day. Vasilii Zyadik is 3D designer from Nizhnevartovsk, city in Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug, Russia.
I was looking for tank models for another project when I noticed where he lives. Very exited, at the edge of my chair I asked him if he has heard of Dyatlov Pass.
This is his response. He said that he wanted to get to work as texture, and this his his first model where he uses snow. I wish him a very good life and career as a 3D designer.
This 3D model is specially created for dyatlovpass. By the time they were further down the hill, they would have been out of the infrasound's path and would have regained their composure, but in the darkness would have been unable to return to their shelter.
In one speculation, the campsite fell within the path of a Soviet parachute mine exercise. This theory alleges that the hikers, woken by loud explosions, fled the tent in a shoeless panic and found themselves unable to return for supply retrieval.
After some members froze to death attempting to endure the bombardment, others commandeered their clothing only to be fatally injured by subsequent parachute mine concussions.
There are indeed records of parachute mines being tested by the Soviet military in the area around the time the hikers were there. The theory coincides with reported sightings of glowing, orange orbs floating or falling in the sky within the general vicinity of the hikers and allegedly photographed by them,  potentially military aircraft or descending parachute mines.
This theory among others uses scavenging animals to explain Dubinina's injuries. Photographs of the tent allegedly show that it was erected incorrectly, something the experienced hikers were unlikely to have done.
A similar theory alleges the testing of radiological weapons and is based partly on the discovery of radioactivity on some of the clothing as well as the descriptions of the bodies by relatives as having orange skin and grey hair.
However, radioactive dispersal would have affected all, not just some, of the hikers and equipment, and the skin and hair discoloration can be explained by a natural process of mummification after three weeks of exposure to the cold and wind.
The initial suppression by Soviet authorities of files describing the group's disappearance is sometimes mentioned as evidence of a cover-up, but the concealment of information about domestic incidents was standard procedure in the USSR and thus far from peculiar.
And by the late s, all Dyatlov files had been released in some manner. International Science Times posited that the hikers' deaths were caused by hypothermia, which can induce a behavior known as paradoxical undressing in which hypothermic subjects remove their clothes in response to perceived feelings of burning warmth.
However, others in the group appear to have acquired additional clothing from those who had already died , which suggests that they were of a sound enough mind to try to add layers.
Keith McCloskey, who has researched the incident for many years and has appeared in several TV documentaries on the subject, traveled to the Dyatlov Pass in with Yury Kuntsevich of the Dyatlov Foundation and a group.
At the Dyatlov Pass he noted:. Donnie Eichar , who investigated and made a documentary about the incident, evaluated several other theories that are deemed unlikely or have been discredited: .
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Unsolved deaths of ski hikers in the northern Ural Mountains in For the film originally titled "The Dyatlov Pass Incident", see Devil's Pass.
The group's tomb at the Mikhailovskoe Cemetery in Yekaterinburg , Russia. Kholat Syakhl. Keith , Ch. Retrieved 12 September Retrieved 2 February Retrieved 3 February What awaits Dyatlov beyond the pass of fate.
Volume 3, Investigation. Archived from the original on 27 February Retrieved 1 November Rossiyskaya Gazeta. Retrieved 27 April The Telegraph.
Petersburg Times. Archived from the original on 26 February Retrieved 22 January Retrieved 19 July Death of Nine: The Dyatlov Pass Mystery.
Retrieved 1 January National Geographic. Retrieved 29 January Anatoly, Gushchin. The price of state secrets is nine lives , Izdatelstvo "Uralskyi Rabochyi", Sverdlovsk, RU in Russian.
Retrieved 7 June Komsomolskaya Pravda in Russian. While Puzrin grew up in Russia, he learned of the Dyatlov Pass story only a decade ago.
He was fascinated by the infamous incident and what may have caused it, but was understandably wary of tackling the question solo.
Johan Gaume , head of the Snow Avalanche Simulation Laboratory at EPFL, another Swiss federal technical institute in Lausanne, got to know Puzrin around the time of the Russian inquiry into what happened at Dyatlov Pass.
The shallow slope argument against an avalanche was tackled early on: It turned out not to be all that shallow after all.
The undulating topography on Kholat Saykhl, covered by snowfall, made the slope appear mild, but it was actually closer to 30 degrees, the rule-of-thumb minimum requirement for many avalanches.
Then there was the question of the snow mass: The cut the team made in the snow to pitch their tent destabilized the slope, but additional snow had to have collected before any avalanche could happen.
These were likely to be katabatic winds —heavy clumps of frigid air that brought large amounts of snow from higher up down toward the campsite, increasing the load on an already precarious slope and explaining the nine-hour delay between the snow cut and the avalanche.
The small size explains why no evidence for an avalanche was found during the initial investigation; it would have infilled the cut-out campsite before being quickly buried by fresh snowfall.
But how could such a small collapse have caused such traumatic injuries? To answer that question, the scientists relied on some unorthodox sources of inspiration and information.
Gaume explained how, a few years back, he was struck by how well the movement of snow was depicted in the Disney movie Frozen —so impressed, in fact, that he decided to ask its animators how they pulled it off.
The Walt Disney Company is majority owner of National Geographic Partners. Code in hand, the pair then needed realistic values for the forces and pressures the human body could experience in an avalanche.
This time, their information came from the automotive industry.