Kholat Syakhl

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Kholat Syakhl
Kholat Syakhl is located in Komi Republic
Kholat Syakhl
Kholat Syakhl
Location relative to European Russia
Kholat Syakhl is located in Sverdlovsk Oblast
Kholat Syakhl
Kholat Syakhl
Kholat Syakhl (Sverdlovsk Oblast)
Kholat Syakhl is located in European Russia
Kholat Syakhl
Kholat Syakhl
Kholat Syakhl (European Russia)
Highest point
Elevation1,096.7 m (3,598 ft)
Native nameХолатчахль  (Russian)
English translationMountain of Death
LocationKomi Republic and Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia
Parent rangeUral Mountains

Kholat Syakhl, a transliteration in Russian of Holatchahl, meaning "Dead Mountain" in Mansi[1] (lit. Мёртвая вершина Myórtvaya vershína in Russian[citation needed]) is a mountain in the northern Ural region of Russia.

The name of this mountain pass simply means "lack of game"[citation needed] for Mansi hunters. The 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.

On February 2, 1959, a group of ski hikers led by Igor Dyatlov mysteriously perished on the east shoulder of the mountain.


  1. ^ Eichar, Donnie Dead Mountain: The True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident (Chronicle Books, October 22, 2013, ISBN 1-452-11274-6), p. 19.

Coordinates: 61°45′18″N 59°25′21″E / 61.75500°N 59.42250°E / 61.75500; 59.42250