No problem. I understand.
The sock business is puzzling. Why didn't the search team try to count the socks around the cedar? All we know is there were several scattered around the tree. We're they wet? They could have tried to dry them around the fire. Socks seemed to be vital for these weather conditions. But they just left them behind? Dyatlov only wore two different socks. He's actually the loser in the sock game. Didn't he even make it to the cedar?
Kolmogorova must have been at the cedar. She lost a cuff there. And why the heck did Slobodin have a sock in his pocket when he actually wore 4 pairs of them.
So why did they have some many socks but no shoes or boots?
What also puzzles me is that Thibeaux had two wollen gloves in his pockets? Weren't they supposed to freeze?
Could a nuke create a bubble of hot air which last for several hours? In the Ural, in wintertime? I don't think so. What is your opinion?
You make some really good points. Let's look at them:
1. Socks discarded. These could have been used on feet and even hands to prevent frost bite.
2. Gloves in pocket. Not the sort of thing you would expect from people freezing to death.
3. Jackets unzipped.
4. Good fire by the cedar tree
Hmmm doesn't sound like a group of people who thought the cold was a significant threat to their lives?
Dyatlov - why would he set off back to the tent with only two pairs of socks when he could have three or four.
You maybe right. Maybe he didn't make to the cedar. Only thing is, there is a statement in the case files that says henisnwearing Yuris Yudins sweater. It's one that Yuris Yudin gave to Krivonischenko ( may have been Dorishenko's, will have to read again). So did he take it from him under the cedar? If he didn't make it to the cedar then there was obviously something other than hypothermia that killed him?
When you pull it all together it doesn't paint a picture that these guys only threat to their lives was the cold. It looks like there was something else affecting their health and decision making.
I doubt a nuclear blast could result in warm conditions for very long on the mountain. The truth is I think they had the cold under control, expect for maybe if they all had to climb the cedar tree to avoid a low lying blanket of nitrogen dioxide from a collapsed mushroom cloud?