Dead Mountain: The Untold True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident
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Thank you to Mr Donnie Eichar for finally satisfying my curiosity on the Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident. I had come across this story on a couple of occasions but had very little information on it and was so glad to have located this book while searching for a completely different book on the internet
" In February 1959 a group of nine experienced hikers in the Russian Ural Mountains died mysteriously on an elevation known as Dead Mountain. Eerie aspects of the incident i ...more
This is one creepy-ass unsolved mystery, and I haven't been able to stop thinking about it. The true story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident and the inexplicable deaths of nine experienced hikers is one of those strange but true tales that leaves a person shuddering from the heebie-jeebies.
Remote and inhospitable Ural Mountains, Russia. February 1959.
A group of nine university students -- 7 men, 2 women -- set up their tent for the evening.
The experienced hikers begin the ritual of settling in for ...more
When a book stays on your mind continuously for several days, you have to then try to reason why. Why am I still thinking about this? Why does it seem to affect me more in the long run than when I initially read it?
Humans, as a whole, are curious; the search for knowledge is innate and a troublesome curmudgeon, never letting go. When there is ...more
I decided not to buy the kindle version of the book as I knew it contained a lot of photographs, so I ended up buying it for my Ipad which displayed the photographs excellently. I would suggest that if you are considering reading this book you buy ...more
In this riveting and informative non-fiction read, Documentary Filmmaker and Author, Donnie Eichar, pieces together the mystery of WHY nine young experienced Russian hikers left their tent after dark without shoes or proper clothing in sub-zero temperatures back in 1956. It was determined that six died of hypothermia, the remaining three of brutal injuries......one even missing a tongue, but.......WHAT REALLY HAPPENED?
Eichar does a great job of investigating and succinct...more
Trying to write about, and solve, a 50-year-old mystery that occurred in a foreign country must have been a daunting task, but the author has done a brilliant job.
The book is well written, and the subject well researched, which makes it a compelling read.
Included are photographs taken by the hikers themselves, and also the rescuers which made the story so much more real.
I wasn’t particularly interested in the author’s 2012 journey to retrace the steps of the hikers, and I skimmed parts of it.
I a ...more
'In February 1959, a group of nine experienced hikers in the Russian Ural Mountains died mysteriously on an elevation known as Dead Mountain. Eerie aspects of the incident—unexplained violent injuries, signs that they cut open and fled the tent without proper clothing or shoes, a strange final photograph taken by one of the hikers, and elevated levels of radiation found on some of their clothes—have led to decades of speculation over what really happened.'
in january 1959, ten russian hikers - led by engineering student igor dyatlov - set out on a trek into the ural mountains while on winter break. nine of these exper ...more
The author did an outstanding job with the research for this book, going so far as to hiking the trail taken by the fateful group so long ago. Besides all of the information gathered, he also did a phenomenal job in bringing the lives of the 9 hikers (original ...more
What happened in 1959 is nine friends set out to climb a mountain in the Ural range during winter. And those nine friends were found dead without explanation.
Eicher pieces together interviews, journal entries, and photographs to determine what happened to these intrepid explorers. ...more
As you can see, I also finished this book today.
I have made excellent choices about what to do with my life.
When I started this book, all I had was a book rep's recommendation that I would, due to my interest in scientific phenomenon, find it interesting, and that was correct. I also found it interesting due to my own experiences with foreign travel, back packing, snow camping, irrational fear, and the pain of unexplain ...more
In 1959, in a remote region of the Ural Mountains in Russia, a group of nine university students undertook a hiking expedition over their winter break. When they didn’t return on their appointed day, their families approached authorities. A massive search ensued. After nearly a month of searching the harsh terrain, the bodie ...more
Such a sad and tragic story but it's wonderful to see t ...more
After that movie, I went through the dark places of the internet to explore the topic. The pictures you can find on there are not for the faint of heart. There are many images available of the dead hikers after they were found and their autopsies. It's fascinating and disquieting.
I then found this book, and decided to give it a try. I went with the 3 sta ...more
Der Autor begibt sich mehr als ein halbes Jahrhundert nach den Ereignissen auf Spurens ...more
There is still no answer, but Eichar's theory is based in science and well-presented, and I was also compelled by his explanation as to why this phenomenon wasn't well-known until recently. No ...more