February 28, 1959 Ivdel Prosecutor Junior Counsel of Justice Tempalov in the presence of witnesses:

  • Comrades Maslennikov and Brusnitsin Vadim Dmitrievich, residing in the city of Sverdlovsk, Sheinkman St., #III, apt. 31;
  • Comrade Sharavin Mikhail Petrovich, residing in the city of Sverdlovsk, Vtuzgorodok, Building 9, Room 201;
  • Comrade Stepan Nikolaevich Kurikov, residing in the Ivdel district, Suyevat Paun settlement.

We drew up this report on the discovery of the place of overnight stay of the group of Dyatlov’s tourists.

The place of overnight stay is on the North-Eastern slope of the height 1079, at the head of the river Auspia. The place of the overnight stay is about 300 meters from the top of the mountain 1079 at a slope of 30°. The overnighting place is a platform levelled from the snow with 8 pairs of skis on the bottom.

The tent was stretched on the ski poles, fastened with ropes. 9 backpacks with different personal belongings of the group members were placed at the bottom of the tent, a turtleneck, shorts and 9 pairs of boots were sent from the top, Men’s pants, also three pairs of felt boots, also warm fur jackets, socks, hats, ski hats, dishes, buckets, stove, axes, saw, blankets, food were found: breadcrumbs in two bags, condensed milk, sugar, concentrates, notebooks, a route plan and many other small items and documents and a camera and camera accessories.

All the found items were handed over for inventory and handing over to the head of the search party, Maslennikov Evgeny Polikarpovich, for which this report was drawn up.

No bodies were found in the tent.