Kholat Syakhl, or the "Dead Mountain" in Mansi (lit. Мёртвая гора Mertvaya gora in Russian) is a mountain in the northern Ural region of Russia. In 1959 a group of ski hikers led by Igor Dyatlov mysteriously perished on the east shoulder of the mountain. The mountain is the subject of several important Mansi legends. Name of this mountain simply means lack of game for Mansi hunters, not "Mountain of the Dead" as some suggest due to popular misconception and related events. Mansi word "Kholat" meaning "dead" or "meager" is a relatively common name on their territory and is part of at least 3 other topographic objects.
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