Dead Mountain: The True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident
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... show 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. This gripping work of literary nonfiction delves into the mystery through unprecedented access to the hikers' own journals and photographs, rarely seen government records, dozens of interviews, and the author's retracing of the hikers' fateful journey in the Russian winter. A fascinating portrait of the young hikers in the Soviet era, and a skillful interweaving of the hikers narrative, the investigators' efforts, and the author's investigations, here for the first time is the real story of what happened that night on Dead Mountain.
Publish date: October 22nd 2013
Publisher: Chronicle Books (CA)
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
, Non Fiction
, True Story
So depending on when you catch me this book is a 2.5 or a 3. Eichar's conclusion about what killed the Dyatlov hikers seems sound, but there are parts of this book that are just, quite frankly, filler. Furthermore, Eichar renders himself unlikable in a couple places, in particular when commenting ab...
I first heard about this mystery sometime last year when someone posted something about it on Facebook. I was fascinated with this mystery and read what I could find online and have watched several documentaries about it. With that in mind:The author did an outstanding job with the research for this...
An Excellent Read. 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 d...
A very compelling tale of mystery involving nine Russian hikers who perished in a remote part of the Ural Mountains. Donnie Eichar uses survivor's stories, official documents, interviews, and his own experiences at the mountain to give an answer to a riddle that has spawned plenty of conspiracy theo...