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

Kholat Syakhl
Холатчахль
Kholat Syakhl is located in European Russia
Kholat Syakhl
Kholat Syakhl
Location relative to European Russia
Highest point
Elevation 1,096.7 m (3,598 ft)
Naming
Translation Mountain of Death (Mansi)
Geography
Location Komi Republic and Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia
Parent range Ural Mountains

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.

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  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.