V. I. TEMPALOV WITNESS TESTIMONY says, (he was one of the rescuers) that:
"Below the tent 50-60 m from us on the slope, I found 8 sets of footprints of people that were carefully examined, but they were deformed due to winds and temperature fluctuations. I did not find a ninth track, it was simply not there. I photographed the tracks. They walked down from the tent. Tracks showed me that people were walking a normal step down the mountain. Traces were visible only on the 50 m section, there were not visible any further since going down the mountain the snow became deeper. At the bottom of the mountain flows a river up to 70 cm deep in a ravine where the depth of the snow in places reaches 2 to 6 m thick.
In the exact direction of the tracks were found the bodies of the 5 frozen students. There is no need for me to describe how and where the bodies were found, you can refer to the protocol of inspection of the scene.
From documents, diaries of students, records of the latter it is clear to me that the students died on February 1 or 2, 1959. From a number of testimonies of witnesses it is clear to me that these days in the mountains and not only in the mountains there was a strong wind and it was very cold. Based on the discovered bodies (in the number of five people), the conditions in which they were found, it is clear to me that all the students died from exposure, attack on them is excluded. This is my personal
opinion. I can come to a final conclusion only after the discovery and inspection of the remaining students, i.e. 4 more people. the students could have left the tent because one of them went out and the wind carried him away and he cried out. The students were alarmed, rushed out of the tent to his rescue and were blown away by the wind, but with blizzard-winds they could not get back to the tent. And they froze.... "https://dyatlovpass.com/case-files-309-312?rbid=17743
I think this explains everything. They found old pee near the tent. One went out from tent to pee, and got blown away by strong wind. Others went quickly to help him, so they didn't take warm clothes, but when trying to find him, they realized the wind doesn't allow them to get back at the tent. So they dicided it is best to go down and wait untill the wind calms down. Unfortunately they froze. it also explains some broken ribs and other injuries they had. There is a video on Youtube showing how people can't walk in strong wind. Look especially those who try to walk on ice, it is impossible: