The Deadly Cold Theory, in short, tries to explain the hikers death by a sudden drop of temperature which forced them to abandon the tent and seek shelter from the wind down in the valley. I theorize that they left their shoes and clothes in the tent, because they were frozen and/or wet.
But with time I realized the weaknesses of this theory. Let me list some of them:
1. The hikers posessed outer wear (like jackets, ski boots, gloves etc ) as well as clothes for sleeping (felt boots, warm fur wests, caps etc)
This means even if their outer wear became wet, they would have had enough dry clothes to protect them from the worst cold. That they abandoned their outer and inner shoes can not be explained by this.
2. If they were freezing, it would have made little sense starting a fire at the wind exposed cedar. They would have made it in the ravine rather
3. I simply dont believe they would have mistaken the Lozva for the Auspiya valley. They were not stupid.
4. I said that Slobodin and Dyatlov started a fight. But it is hard to believe that a struggle between friends would end in one of them dying from a both sided fractured skull. That would be too brutal of a fight with the intent to kill.
(I should add that although he officially died from hypothermia, he would have died from his injuries eventually)
Well, these are some of my thoughts on this theory. Please consider them while watching the video