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Author Topic: When were they last seen alive?  (Read 945 times)

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June 24, 2021, 06:30:25 PM
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This is one of the first questions any investigation would look into. Do we have any materials from '59 or modern, that answer this?

Who saw them alive last and when? When exactly did Yuri Yudin turn back? There is mention in the diaries from the time at Settlement 41 that he decided to go home. Did he then still ski to 2nd Northern afterwards and turn back from there? They spent a night there, did Uncle Slava who helped transport their backpacks on a horse-drawn sled also sleep there and then took Yudin back the next day? Isn't it strange to decide to go home due to pain but then still ski for a day, even if it was without a backpack?

Even after another person saw them alive, they took photos of each other. At what approximate time were the last photos of each member of the group taken?

June 24, 2021, 07:21:42 PM
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Ok to answer my own question, this photo, frame 28 from Krivonischenko, shows all the other 8 members and was taken at the edge of the treeline near the pass.

And to answer my other question, there is a photo of Yudin at 2nd Northern so he did ski there after deciding to go home. Interesting but perhaps some diaries were written recounting the previous day but mixing in things from the same day as well so he only decided to turn back at 2nd Northern..