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Dead Mountain: The Untold True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident (Paperback)

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In 1959 nine smart, experienced college explorers head out to one of the most remote places in Russia: the Urals. So remote the last leg of the journey must be made on skis, they are headed to what is now called Death Mountain. This mysterious tale is eerie and tragic, brought to life by the students' own journals and pictures - the only things left to tell their tale. I was left thinking about this book for weeks after, and I continue to ask the same haunting question: why would these nine expert explorers cut their way out of their tent in the pitch black of night, taking no supplies or preparation, and flee into conditions certain to kill them? Many theories have been put forward of what transpired that night, but at the end of this book, you might find that fact may be stranger then fiction.

Drew

In 1959 nine smart, experienced college explorers head out to one of the most remote places in Russia: the Urals. So remote the last leg of the journey must be made on skis, they are headed to what is now called Death Mountain. This mysterious tale is eerie and tragic, brought to life by the students' own journals and pictures - the only things left to tell their tale. I was left thinking about this book for weeks after, and I continue to ask the same haunting question: why would these nine expert explorers cut their way out of their tent in the pitch black of night, taking no supplies or preparation, and flee into conditions certain to kill them? Many theories have been put forward of what transpired that night, but at the end of this book, you might find that fact may be stranger then fiction.

— Drew

— From History / Science (page 1)

Description


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-- unsettling and unexplained causes of death, a strange final photograph taken by one of the hikers, and signs of radioactivity--have led to decades of speculation over what really happened. This New York Times bestseller is a gripping work of literary nonfiction delves into the mystery through unprecedented access to the hikers' own journals and photographs, government case files, dozens of interviews, and the author's retracing of the hikers' fateful journey in the Russian winter. A fascinating portrait of the young hikers and a skillful interweaving of their story and the author's investigations, here for the first time is the real story of what happened that night on Dead Mountain.

About the Author


Donnie Eichar is a critically acclaimed film and TV director and producer. He lives in Malibu, California.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781452140032
ISBN-10: 1452140030
Publisher: Chronicle Books (CA)
Publication Date: October 21st, 2014
Pages: 288
Language: English
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