Dyatlov Pass incident

In 2008, the so-called "slab avalanche" hypothesis was put forward.

An excerpt from the article 39 facts about Dyatlov Pass incident

With the help of a book titled “Mysteries of the Death of the Dyatlov Group," written by Yevgeny Buyanov and Boris Slobtsov, another theory has come to light, initially talking about the descent of a snow avalanche. However, this theory was dismissed because the slope of the mountain, under which the tourists pitched their tent, was very mild and such a phenomenon could not have occurred. Thus, the authors were tempted to conclude that the so-called "small slab avalanche" was behind the mysterious death of the expedition participants. This is a type of snow avalanche, formed when a layer of fresh snow, not bound to the ground, landslides.

However, numerous researchers have ruled out the probability of this theory. They point to the fact that the group's tent at the time it was found was captured in numerous photographs, in which neither the tent nor the skis and poles embedded in its surroundings are covered with snow.

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