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Mountain of the Dead: The Dyatlov Pass Incident
« on: September 15, 2012, 08:25:10 PM »
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Re: Mountain of the Dead: The Dyatlov Pass Incident
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2012, 10:44:23 PM »
http://www.ermaktravel.com/Europe/Russia/Cholat-%20Syachil/Kholat%20Syakhl.htm#comment-468004317

Kholat Syakhl (?????-?????) aka Dyatlov's Pass



Mount Kholat Syakhl gets its name from the local Mansi language. Literally it means the Mountain of the Dead. According to the legend 9 Mansi hunters stayed here over night during their hunting trip. The next morning all nine were found dead by their friends. None of them showed any signs of violent death. Thus the mountain became regarded as haunted. Local native tribes avoided the peak and never ventured here.

It could be regarded as a cute local legend. However increased active exploration of the region in the second half of the twentieth century supported the grim name of the mountain. To this day people die here. The cause of death often escapes rational explanation. Mysterious number nine seems to haunt tourists, geologists and all those who dared to visit this place.

The most famous accident happened here in 1959 then nine young men and women died under strange circumstances. The pass to Mount Kholat Syakhl became known as Dyatlov Pass after their leader Igor Dyatlov. Today you can get here by foot, helicopter and even a car.

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"It aint what you don't know that kills you.  It's what you know that aint so!" ...Theodore Sturgeon

"Journalism is about covering the news.  With a pillow.  Until it stops moving."    - Iowahawk


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