Book Review: Dead Mountain: The Untold True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident

Books that tackle real life mysterious that haven’t been solved yet are always interesting to read. Will they find out what actually happened or will the mystery go on being a mystery. Dead Mountain: The Untold True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident by Donnie Eichar is one of those stories.

Dead Mountain is a true story about a group of students who went missing in February 1959 after going hiking in the treacherous Russian Ural Mountains. Donnie interviews people decades later and tries to solve their mysterious deaths and that means he has to take the same journey to figure out how the nine students died.

Some of you might have heard this story before because it is famous. I have seen it around a bunch of times and when I saw this book in Amazon, I had to learn more about this tragedy. You can read about the original story of Dyatlov pass here.

Donnie Eichar does a wonderful job of diving into this mystery. He interviews people important to the story and goes back and does research on the original documents. Eicher also asks a bunch of scientists what they thought and tries to cover all his tracks. But what makes this book fantastic is Eichar’s dedication to the mystery as he decides to make the same journey as the group in order to better understand what happened.

I enjoyed this book a lot and would definitely recommend people to give it a read. It’s an old real mystery and we see what one person with a lot of dedication can do.

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