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Dead Mountain: The Untold True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident (2013 original; edició 2013)

de Donnie Eichar (Autor)

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A New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller - What happened that night on Dead Mountain? The mystery of Dead Mountain: 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. As gripping and bizarre asHunt for the Skin Walker: This New York Times bestseller,Dead Mountain: The Untold True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident, is a gripping work of literary nonfiction that delves into the mystery of Dead Mountain 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. You'll love this real-life tale: Dead Mountain is a fascinating portrait of young adventurers 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.… (més)
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Títol:Dead Mountain: The Untold True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident
Autors:Donnie Eichar (Autor)
Informació:Chronicle Books (2013), 288 pages
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Dead Mountain: The Untold True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident de Donnie Eichar (2013)

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    sweetbug: Both stories of mountaineering adventures gone terribly, terribly wrong.
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In the winter of 1959 10 Russian students, on leave from University, trekked to the Ural Mountains. One of the students, suffering from arthritis was forced to turn back. The other nine continued on. They never came back. Why? These were experienced hikers, they were prepared for the harsh weather. The chaos their camp was found in formed more questions and few answers.

Donnie Eichar's does a fine job of telling the story of the hikers and trying to solve the mystery of what actually happened in the mountains. . His research took him to Russia, not once but twice. He is one of very few people who had access to the 10th hiker, whose recurrence of chronic pain saved him. Elchar uses Russian data, the hikers photographs and journals to tell a compelling story.

I enjoyed this book and would recommend to readers of history and science and hiking. ( )
  JBroda | Sep 24, 2021 |
I found this book whilst flicking through recommendations on Amazon because I had bought Touching the Void recently. I read the synopsis and knew that I just had to read it as the mystery really grabbed my attention. I had never heard of it before and I was unfamiliar with the mountain pass that they were traveling through when tragedy struck the group.

There isn't much to add without spoiling the book which makes reviewing it a little tricky but I'll give it a go anyway. The book covers 2 things, firstly the incident, and secondly the author's experiences in Russia while trying to research the book. Both fit together really well and I didn't feel like the travel aspect of the book detracted away from the story at all. I do wonder if it was included to pad it out a little as the book is quite short but if this is the case then the padding is a welcome addition.

The author looks at all the theories behind the incident and explores if these are realistic or not. The theories range from fairly sensible (they were killed for seeing a secret military experiment) to downright insane (aliens). The theory that the author settles on in the end is a little disappointing but only because the crazier ones are somehow more appealing. In conclusion the book was a good read and is clearly well researched but I'm not sure I would really recommend it others. ( )
  Brian. | Jul 29, 2021 |
An evidence based imagining of the events that took place at the Dyatlov pass in 1959. Well researched and written, ideal for anyone with a passing interest of looking for a more indepth look. A group of young Russian hikers go on a camping excursion in the Russian bleak wilderness, none return alive and the rescue party finds a camp full of devastation. There have been numerous theories put forward over the years but obviously no one knows for sure what really happened. The author follows in their footsteps, interviews family and friends and picks apart the main reasons that have been put forward.

Personally I don't really agree with the conclusion the author came to, but I can always appreciate a well thought out and presented case, and that is exactly what we have here. Well researched and written, well worth a read. ( )
  Bridgey | Mar 11, 2021 |
In January 1959, a group of 10 experienced Russian hikers took a trek together in the northern Ural Mountains. The route they were traveling was the highest difficulty -- a Grade III -- because they wanted to be certified to lead expeditions. They were to document their journey in photographs and journals for the certification. All were quite bright -- engineering and economics students. They were all fit and loved trekking through the mountains. But this trip would be different. This time, only one of them would return home.

Dead Mountain: The Untold True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident details the Russian students' mysterious deaths.

I first heard about this strange, unsolved mystery on a podcast. The hosts gave the facts and then discussed different theories as to what happened to the students. This book was mentioned in their list of source material. After reading it, I can understand why. Author Donnie Eichar became obsessed with the story himself after hearing it, and traveled to Russia to talk with people that knew the group and to hike to the area where their bodies were found. He met the families of some of the students and even interviewed Yuri Yudin, the student who survived because he was not healthy enough to complete the entire trip.

Eichar outlines in his book that the families of the hikers had to beg local officials to begin looking for the missing students when they failed to return from their trip on time. The officials said that they supposed the group was just delayed...that the trip took longer than they intended and that they would just be coming back late. But the families persisted. When the time stretched to more than two weeks with no word from the missing students, helicopters and people were sent to the area to search for the missing group. First their campsite and tent were found. The tent was torn and covered in snow. Personal belongings were still inside, including boots, skis and other necessities. The search continued until the first bodies were discovered nearly a mile from their campsite. Strangely enough, most were wearing no boots and a couple of the bodies wore only undergarments. Why would they have fled their camp into the bitterly cold winter night without wearing boots or proper clothing? Five bodies were found relatively quickly, but the remaining bodies were not recovered until spring.

The mystery is compelling. Nine young fit people trekked into the mountains, only to be found days later dead in the snow, having fled their camp in the middle of the night. Some had strange injuries including a skull fracture, a missing tongue and eye injuries. There have been many theories over the decades since the incident.....severe wind shear, an avalanche, yeti, UFOs, Soviet military weapons testing, an unknown assailant.....

The photographs in the book are haunting. Beautiful pictures of a group of University friends enjoying a long journey in the mountains. Smiling, laughing, posing.....more serious photos meant to show proper formation and dress for the mountain guide certification they all wanted. Then photos of the search parties, the damaged tent, personal belongings strewn over the snow.....and frozen bodies.

What happened that cold, snowy night in the Ural Mountains? The story is truly fascinating and Donnie Eichar presents well-researched facts and information about the group, their trip and his journey to Russia to walk the same path.

I'm not really expert enough to form an educated opinion about the different theories. But I do know it had to be something terrifying and sudden for the entire group of skilled survivalists to run from their tent without even putting on warm clothes first.

I definitely recommend this book for anyone who enjoys reading about unsolved mysteries, unexplained deaths and life in Soviet Russia. Eichar does not include any graphic photos of the bodies. It is all documented in a respectful manner. The book is well-written and an interesting account of the incident. In the end after all his research, trips to Russia and meetings with scientists, the book closes with Eichar's opinion about what might have caused the nine experienced hikers to die. I found his conclusion interesting and plausible.

For more information on the author and his book,check out his website at: http://deadmountainbook.com/ ( )
  JuliW | Nov 22, 2020 |
3.75 stars

Nine Russian hikers disappeared in February 1959 while hiking in the Ural Mountains in Siberia. When they were found, their tent was all set up nicely, though it had a few rips, and their bodies were a ways from the tent. The oddest part was that they were in various states of (un)dress and not one of them was wearing their boots. This was in very cold -- far below freezing -- weather. The American author heard of the mystery and was interested in trying to figure out what happened.

The book was told in three different “parts” - the hikers (almost all in their early 20s), based on photos and diaries; the searchers, only a month to three months following the hikers’ disappearance; and the author’s trek to Russia to see what he could find out (including a trip to the place they disappeared, and interviews with a tenth hiker (in his 70s when the author met him), who had had to turn back early due to health issues).

I was particularly interested in the parts from the ‘50s. The author’s story, I didn’t find quite as interesting, until he came closer to the end where he ruled out many theories (and, of course, explained why he ruled them out), and put forth a scientific theory as to what may have caused the hikers to retreat from their tent, to ultimately succumb to the elements. There were plenty of photos included, as well. ( )
  LibraryCin | Feb 9, 2020 |
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A New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller - What happened that night on Dead Mountain? The mystery of Dead Mountain: 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. As gripping and bizarre asHunt for the Skin Walker: This New York Times bestseller,Dead Mountain: The Untold True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident, is a gripping work of literary nonfiction that delves into the mystery of Dead Mountain 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. You'll love this real-life tale: Dead Mountain is a fascinating portrait of young adventurers 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.

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