The True Story of the Dyatlov Pass IncidentBook - 2013
New York Times 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 as Hunt 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.
Baker & Taylor
The author attempts to unravel the mystery behind a group of nine hikers whose baffling deaths in the Russina Ural Mountains has led to decades of speculation on what happened to them.
An account of the mysterious deaths of a group of nine hikers in the Ural Mountains in 1959, this book is credited to the authorship of Donnie Eichar on the cover, who is a television producer; the back flap also credits two co-authors or ghostwriters, J.C. Gabel and Nova Jacobs. The team of hikers died in conditions of extreme cold after having left their tent at night without their full clothing on and spread out in different directions in the darkness for no obvious reason. The author(s) have developed the theory that the hikers were frightened and disoriented by an infrasound phenomenon which may occur in severe mountain storms. The book begins with an account of the discovery of the bodies, and ends with a reconstruction of the events leading up to their deaths. The author(s) have conducted extensive interviews and records searches, and describe the results here. Though much is inconclusive or peripheral to the case, readers interested in Russian life in the late 1950s will find much detail. Annotation ©2014 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)