I was looking through the case files this evening and wondering if there are any native Russian speakers here who can translate the words in this image?
This action is not difficult for those for whom Russian is the primary language. And if someone has clear idea of what is marked there.
For clarity, let's divide this picture into three parts:
1 - this means the direction to the top "height 1023 m". The azimuth (0 magnetic) was determined to be 350 degrees. This is almost exactly to the north. Missing only 10 degrees in the deviation to the west.
2 - means the direction "to the creek", which should be understood as the creek near where the bodies were found near the cedar. Since there is no unambiguous point there, this azimuth = 40 degrees , can be considered very approximate.
3 - azimuth = 90 degrees (this is the exact direction to the east) with the inscription "on the rock. The interesting thing is that on the ground is not the direction of the big island stone, which is now a memorial plaque, and the other is closer to the "height of 880" - at that time, or 905 - now. There's not even one stone, but two next to each other. They resemble sitting lions or dogs ("2 lions") . Why this is directed there and not at the larger stone, which is more prominent, is very difficult to say. Most likely it is the result of lack of time for such drawings and their verification.
On topographic map it would look like this:it can be increased.
On this diagram, point "7" marks the place of the tent.
Point "1" is the "height of 1023 m," or the mountain Pumsalnel. which now has a height of 1055 m. although it may have been selected mountain Yanygkhachahl. It is marked with point "6". It does have height of 1023 m, but it is already on the new measurements, which were made 4 years later, after all the events, so the search participants did not have maps with that height. The difference in azimuths there is small. If you take the exact azimuths, both of these values have an error of 2 ... 4 degrees, and the value of the mark on the note Maslennikov marked very "round number" = 350 degrees (signifying large error), so it does not matter.
Points "2" and "3" are two extreme points, so that you can take as a reference point such as the "creek". They, too, are not exactly 40 degrees, and have an error.
Point "5" coincides exactly with the landmark "2 lions". Here we can consider the direction chosen accurately, almost without error.
Point "4" is located on large island stone, on which memorial plaque is now installed. Here you can clearly see the difference in directions "5" and "4". Perhaps the choice of landmarks was made this way because at the time of measuring landmark "4" was temporarily obscured by fog or there was poor visibility for some other reason, while landmark "5" was clearly visible.
As a summary, we can say that these directions give general picture of where things may be and you can roughly determine the area of the tent location, but it cannot be done very accurately. You need other methods for that. And they were used already in 2008 and later. Therefore, the exact location of the tent with an accuracy of +/- 10...15 meters or 30...50 ft, can now be considered known.
By the way, in the very bottom inserted photo shows Mikhail Sharavin, who was the very first find the tent. This was in 2009, when we worked with him on the tent site to investigate the same issue in detail.
The rest of the pictures show locations along these lines. You can't see them well because they are shallow, but if you have desire see them fully and in detail, I can post them next time.