This book was spooky good! It's about a group of college students who went hiking in northern Russia in the 1950s and never returned. Their bodies were found many yards away from their tent, in odd positions and only half dressed. The tent was found with a large slash cut from the inside out, as though the hikers cut a "back door" into their own tent in sub-zero temps before walking away in nothing but their socks.
What the hell happened?
That's what the author sets out to discover. Along the way he meets a few very interesting Russians and learns some pretty cool science.
You might not think there was much to write about. A group of kids decides to go hiking in northern Russia in January and dies. Of course. But it turns out that there really is quite a few different reasons for everything that happened! You'll need to read the book to find out. There's some science near the end that I hadn't ever heard of!
Book includes photographs taken by the group and by the search-and-rescue teams.
*I checked out my copy of Dead Mountain from my local library.