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Tourists go missing while visiting Dyatlov Pass

By T.K. Randall
February 12, 2021 · Comment icon 18 comments

Has Dyatlov Pass claimed another group of victims ? Image Credit: CC BY 2.0 Irina Kazanskaya
A tour group who had been visiting the site of the 1959 incident were reported missing on Wednesday.
According to reports, the group, which consisted of 8 hikers from Moscow (all of which unregistered), had gone on an expedition to the Dyatlov Pass region earlier in the week and had been due to return on Wednesday but didn't show up, prompting concerns for their wellbeing.

"They were supposed to leave at eight o'clock this morning," a local source said at the time. "But they have not returned yet and there is no contact with them."

It is believed that the goal of the expedition was to pay respects to the nine students who lost their lives under mysterious circumstances during a trek in the Ural Mountains in 1959.

Led by 23-year-old Igor Dyatlov, the ill-fated group had departed on January 23th of that year.

When rescue teams went to look for them they found the group's tent, which appeared to have been sliced open from the inside with a sharp instrument, on the slopes of Mount Kholat Syakhl.

The hikers' belongings were all strewn around the campsite and a trail of footprints indicated that they had got up and left in a hurry, some of them without any shoes or socks.
After following the trail for 1.5km the rescuers discovered five bodies, many exhibiting signs of physical trauma such as a cracked skull and broken ribs.

Theories about what happened to them have continued to the present day.

With any luck however, such a fate will not befall this latest group to go missing in the region.


It has since been reported that the missing group of 8 hikers did successfully return from their expedition around 12 hours late. Navigational issues and bad weather were to blame for the delay.

Their communications equipment had also broken, thus preventing them from making contact.

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Comment icon #9 Posted by CloudSix 3 years ago
Good, glad to hear they are all alright.     
Comment icon #10 Posted by Tom1200 3 years ago
In other news: Many ships and planes travel near Bermuda "without incident". Image of Christ "seen in painting on Vatican ceiling" - authorities slow to suppress rumours. "Nothing of interest" discovered in several Scottish lochs. New theory rocks science: periodical fluctuations in solar illumination attributed to "rotation of Earth".  Bears "fail to use" ablution facilities - Park Rangers mystified.
Comment icon #11 Posted by Eldorado 3 years ago
Have you got a source for that news?
Comment icon #12 Posted by Timothy 3 years ago
The same link in OP. 
Comment icon #13 Posted by Eldorado 3 years ago
Where exactly?  I can't see that info on that page. Could you copy & paste what it says, please.    (thanks)
Comment icon #14 Posted by Timothy 3 years ago
Sorry, it was from the CNET link from the ‘Latest news’ section on the UM homepage, not your link in OP.
Comment icon #15 Posted by Eldorado 3 years ago
See it now... thank you! Can't see it at cNet though.
Comment icon #16 Posted by Timothy 3 years ago
Yeah me either, I did copy and paste it, exactly as in my first post in this thread. I have no idea what’s happened or which article it was from. I just clicked the link, scrolled to the bottom of the article, and saw the update. Guess we can add this to the mystery?
Comment icon #17 Posted by Eldorado 3 years ago
I see it now.  It's on UM but not on cNet!  Maybe cNet removed it?
Comment icon #18 Posted by Saru 3 years ago
Here you go: Use the 'English' translate option to read it.

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