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Mountain of the Dead: The Dyatlov Pass Incident
     

Mountain of the Dead: The Dyatlov Pass Incident

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by Keith McCloskey
 

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In January 1959, ten experienced young skiers set out for Mount Otorten in the far north of Russia. While one of the skiers fell ill and returned., the remaining nine lost their way and ended up on another mountain slope known as Kholat Syakhl (or ‘Mountain of the Dead’). On the night of 1 February 1959 something or someone caused the skiers to flee their

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In January 1959, ten experienced young skiers set out for Mount Otorten in the far north of Russia. While one of the skiers fell ill and returned., the remaining nine lost their way and ended up on another mountain slope known as Kholat Syakhl (or ‘Mountain of the Dead’). On the night of 1 February 1959 something or someone caused the skiers to flee their tent in such terror that they used knives to slash their way out. Search parties were sent out and their bodies were found, some with massive internal injuries but with no external marks on them. The autopsy stated the violent injuries were caused by ‘an unknown compelling force’. The area was sealed off for years by the authorities and the full events of that night remained unexplained. Using original research carried out in Russia and photographs from the skier's cameras, Keith McCloskey attempts to explain what happened to the nine young people who lost their lives in the mysterious ‘Dyatlov Pass Incident’.

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"[An] eerie and well-researched tale." —Dread Central
"Fantastic." —WVBR-FM on Where Did the Road Go? blog
"Unnerving, fascinating, and just an overall good read." —Where Did the Road Go?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780752494074
Publisher:
The History Press
Publication date:
07/01/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
267,839
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Keith McCloskey is the author of Glasgow Airport and Airwork: A History.

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Mountain of the Dead: The Dyatlov Pass Incident 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I never heard of the Dyatlov Pass Incident, and now here are two new books on the subject. The other one,"Dead Mountain: The Untold True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident," by Donnie Eichlar, is less fanciful and more interesting. It's by no means certain that either one solves the mystery.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago