My name is John and I stumbled across this site not too long ago. Like everyone else here I am fascinated by the Dyatlov Pass Incident. Part of the reason is that I enjoy hiking and backpacking, so the story in a way hits home -- but I've never done anything to the degree our nine friends of the Dyatlov group accomplished.
As I read about these adventurers and see the pictures of them on the hike, or clowning around I can't help but think that these were people I would have liked to know. It's not only that the case is intriguing -- but the characters in it have a way of attaching to your heart. Does that make any sense?
I am enjoying racing the posts on this forum and on the website. I hope to participate in the various discussions.