Dyatlov Pass Research Paper

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February 2, 1959 has been just the very beginning of the unsolved mystery of Dyatlov Pass, which included the death of two women and seven men. This incident took place in the northern Ural Mountains in Russia. While the intentions of the expedition were to reach the top of Otorten, the adventure ending in an unexpectedly brutal way. Lyudmila Dubinina, one of the female hikers had been found without a tongue, eyes, and only some of her lips still attached. Along with the other hikers suffering unexplained injuries. The mystery of Dyatlov Pass has many theories as to what could have possibly happened to these ten graduates of the Ural Polytechnical Institute, which still to this day is an unsolved mystery. The hikers started out their adventure arriving by train in Ivdel, from Ivdel they travelled to Vizhay by truck. While having a late start to their hike, on January 31 they arrived at an abandoned camp where they were able to retrieve food and extra supplies they could use throughout their hike. They planned that their hike would take about 14 days to complete but, when those 14 days came and they had not returned, the families of the hikers began to worry. On February 26 searchers had found the missing hikers abandoned and badly…show more content…
Avalanches are very common in this area and could have quite possibly happened while they were camped out. An avalanche would of caused panic to the hikers and would explain why the tent was cut opened from the inside and was covered in snow. An avalanche would also explain why the remaining four hikers that had taken a few months to find were buried under about four meters of snow. Along with proving why there was flesh embedded into the bark of a tree along with branches being broken up to five meters high. This suggests that they were climbing up this tree to escape the avalanche and from being buried to
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