Dead Mountain: The Untold True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident (Historical Nonfiction Bestseller, True Story Book of Survival) (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)

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A New York Times and Wall Street Journal Nonfiction 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 mountain climbing 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 the true stories and 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 untold story 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 a historical nonfiction bestseller with 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
Publication Date: October 21st, 2014
Pages: 288
Language: English
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