Preventable Winter Hiking Death: Crystal Gonzalez 56

Inside Edition reports on this fatal hiking accident of January 8, 2023. Crystal Gonzalez 56, recorded a video of herself as she climbed the icy slopes of Mt. Baldy, California. The video cuts off as the hiker lost her balance and slid 700 feet down the mountain where she succumbed to severe injuries. Ms. Gonzalez had 4 children.

There are over 400 comments worth reading on this You Tube video, with locals discussing their experience on Mt. Baldy.

Winter mountain equipment such as an ice axe, helmet and crampons are helpful when traversing ice, but it’s probably best to find less threatening conditions, or to stay home and avoid taking the risk. No trail is worth your life.

Soviet Union 1959: The Dyatlov Pass Hiking Incident

Ural Mountains February 1959

Dyatlov Pass Hikers

The Dyatlov Pass Incident is a true story about nine Soviet students, who disappeared during a hiking expedition in the Ural Mountains in February 1959. The search and recovery mission found a perplexing and horrific scene at the camp site. It took up to four months to recover the remains. There were no witnesses. Dyatlov Pass is an enduring narrative about a very sad episode involving seven men and two women. Eight of the hikers were in their early twenties, while the ninth was 38 years old. The information listed in the next section, discusses several theories about how they died.

More Information About The Dyatlov Pass Incident

Dyatlov Pass Finally Solved After 61 Years – But Have They Really Uncovered The Truth?

Night of horror: Russia closes case on Dyatlov mystery, By Dave Makichuk

Russia reopens investigation into 60-year-old Dyatlov Pass mystery, By Mary Ilyushina and Lianne Kolirin

There were nine…., By Lucy Ash – A website that covers the story of the Dyatlov Incident. Videos and articles, some in Russian.

www. Dead Mountain: The Untold True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident, By Donnie Eichar. Illustrated paperback.

YouTube The Dyatlov Pass Case

Official cause of death of the Dyatlov group revealed, By Victoria Ryabikova

Has science solved one of history’s greatest adventure mysteries? By Robin George Andrews

How Unprepared Hikers Get Into Trouble

January 2022

Rescue and Recovery of Lost Hikers