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Episode 181: Dylatov Pass: The Russian Riddle

Episode 181: Dylatov Pass: The Russian Riddle

This episode of the Sofa King Podcast is a look at the mysterious deaths surrounding the hikers on Dylatov Pass in Russia. In the winter of 1959, ten experience hiker/skiers took a very challenging hike through the Ural Mountains of Russia. Most of them were college students from the Ural Polytechnic Institute. On the first day, one of them got sick and returned home, but the others all continued with their journey.

The group established a camp on the slopes of Kholat Syakhl, which means “Dead Mountain,” and none of them survived the experience. They were supposed to telegraph the man who turned back on February 12th to let them know they had cleared the mountain, but no word came. The man waited until the 20th and finally reported them as missing and helped mount a search party to go after them. What they found is truly creepy and mysterious.

The rescue party arrived at their base camp to discover that their tents had been cut open from the inside, and all the cold weather gear was