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February 27, 2021, 04:00:25 PM
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Apropos of nothing undoubtedly but why did the group call themselves the Khibina group?  Was it a reference to the Khibina Masif, the rare element, someone's name that they wanted to honor or an acronym?  I've always wondered.
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February 27, 2021, 10:35:02 PM
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I was wondering this myself while writing this article.
https://dyatlovpass.com/chivruay-incident-5

The Kuznetsov-Zemlyanov (KuAI) group were going to Khibina, but that is in 1973.
If KuAI group called themselves Otorten it would be a complete reverse.
But Otorten is a very small mountain compared to Khibina massif.

I wondered myself and I was told that most probably Dyatlov group nicknamed themselves Khibina group because it's a big famous mountain and they chose it for reasons no other than just liking the name and honoring the place.
« Last Edit: February 28, 2021, 11:27:20 PM by Teddy »

February 28, 2021, 08:51:24 AM
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I was wondering this myself while writing this article.
https://dyatlovpass.com/chivruay-incident-5

The Kuznetsov-Zemlyanov (KuAI) group were going to Khibina, but that is in 1973.
If KuAI group called themselves Otorten it would be a complete reverse.
But Otorten is a very small mountain compared to Khibina massif.

I wondered myself and I was told that most probably Dyatlov group nicked themselves Khibina group because it's a big famous mountain and they chose it for reasons no other than just liking the name and honoring the place.

I'm glad I'm not the only one who was curious!!  I was worried it was a "silly" question, lol!  Thank you!!!
« Last Edit: February 28, 2021, 09:01:27 AM by Teddy »
-Ren

February 28, 2021, 09:07:41 AM
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I'm glad I'm not the only one who was curious!!  I was worried it was a "silly" question, lol!  Thank you!!!

This is a very legit question, especially since no one seems to have been to Khibina.
https://dyatlovpass.com/dyatlov-group-members-treks