I just want to specify a few things.
1 I did a mistake in the sentence "Apparently, three of them were injured when they stood outside the day, and the last one (Thibo) placed them next to each other and lay down to them not to die alone" . Instead of Thibo I meant Kolevatov. He died as the last one. And I think after the death of all his friends he felt he was too tired and is dying. So he lied nexto to Zolotarov to feel a „human body and camrade“ not to die alone.
It sometimes happens. You think about one, and you write another. The most important thing that we have together understood a situation.
2. And I do not think that only one person built the den, all four of them are likely to be built it.
At construction it one person, and quickly enough and without the big expenses of forces and time could make a den. In 2010 on this place the group with the head Sergey Semiashkin from Syktyvkar city, Komi republic went. It is the north in front of Ural Mountains from the West.
I wrote them the program of researches and the offer as well as that it is necessary to try to make. One of problems of this program was that after descent it was necessary to find a place in preset area and to build same a den. One person without other help was engaged in it. I assumed that on it is required (theoretical calculation) 1 hour or 1 hour and 15 minutes. By estimations Sergey right after how they have returned to Ekaterinburg, he has told that the person who built has spent for it entirely 1 hour. However, when he has written the report and has sent its copy to me, it has appeared that the person has spent 48 minutes. It specially estimated time. Even if to add some time because Kolevatov was tired, to it was cold and was more dark than at Semiashkin group (though it not so exists) that turns out the same 1 hour or 1 hour and 15 minutes. It is possible to add even 15 minutes, but it does not appear essentially.
3. The pieces of clothes near the den could be purpously put there for the trio, who went for the clothes to the tent to find the easier track to the den that the four of them meanwhile were built. But on the other hand, it does not correspond to the small size of the den, not suitable for all seven people.
You have not understood that that I wrote. I think (there are many signs) that those 3 were not at den. It is separate group. It turns out so that all groups worked separately from each other and were not crossed. Except that to fire Kolevatov went. After has constructed den. Therefore the den has been made for 3 or 4 persons. As shoddy construction.
4. I do not think anyone would keep a guard at the tent during night due to a weather and whole day's effort traveling, everyone need to sleep in the night to be able to walking next days. And diary does not mention that. Rather, I guess, the two well dressed were outside to pee or smoking or... I dont know, when the tragic event happened.
It has no value about that where they were. They should sleep together with everything, but if they men on duty they should do all work which is in the street. That the others would not be tired and did not receive a cold in addition. Them put to bed from outer side of their sleeping bags that the others would be better protected from a cold.
5. I doubt three of them died on the way from the tent to a tree. Definitely all peple went into the forest together. This fact is supported by the footprints on the snow, where the first 500 meters they go together.
Well why you have such doubts?
1.There are no signs of that they worked below because the amount of works there is quite sufficient for a two.
2.At them in pockets it is a lot of subjects which are very necessary at a fire, but they lie not taken in pockets.
3.It is not known what way they have done before have got into place where them have found. Most likely they could wander on a slope or try to find whom that of group, constantly accepting for people different branches and stones. There it at very probably night and without the moon.
4.Slobodin`s head injury from which it could not leave from a place where it has received more than on 50 … 100 m. It is impossible, because the person has so-called «a threadlike consciousness». The consciousness at first appears, but then quickly there is its loss as in a fog, then there is "failure", and then it can appear for some time if the person is in rest.
5.Zina too has not serious traumas: at a waist and blood around the person. Most likely it is the damaged nose.
6.All three are dressed not so well, as those 4 at a den.
7.Traces it not an indicator of joint movement. Because not necessarily all went together. Even if between participants of group there was an interval some minutes it is enough of it that they would not see one - another. Traces can give acknowledgement of that all of them have passed in this place. But there it turns out automatically - they went downhill and in a wind direction. Besides, traces were not one continuous road. They were separate fragments with wide intervals. 500 metrs, to be exact ~ 450 m, are total length of a site where them observed. But it has allowed to count their total. It is very successful case, usually on searches it is possible to see only separate fragments when it is possible to assume only, how many all has passed the person.
Do you think that three of them separated and stayed on that place? And after some time they continued? Or what have they done so far?
No, they with very high probability also did not see each other. Because if they contacted, there would be signs that who that assisted the one who has suffered. But these signs are not present, even the smallest. To admit what who that has thrown the companion in general anybody from their contemporaries and friends on club of travellers cannot even theoretically.
And their bodies were found on a different path than the traces of 8-9 people heading out of the tent. No, it is quite obvious that they were going to the forest together.
I have already written why it not so.
6. I still absolutely don´t undrerstand why Thibo has two watches? And both watches worked well and stopped almost at the same time. So it is clear that the other watched did not replace the first ones that broken down.
It became specially for the man on duty who should wake all groups in the morning. This time is very essential, therefore to it give the second hours. Just in case. For example, if one stop for any reason. To give hours then when the first have stopped already will be late. As it is not meaningful to awake constantly whom that still, differently then the sense vanishes to appoint the man on duty for this purpose, what to allow to all to have a rest and wake all in time. It is usual practice on such travel of that time.
Not very well that watch worked whole well. In advance it is impossible to know that will occur, therefore and reduced probability of accidents.
We have such joke of travellers: “Compass and a map are necessary till that time as you have already lost the way.” (c)