Nine ski-hikers died unexpectedly in the mountains of what is now Russia on the first night of February 1959. The party had set up camp on a slope the night of the tragedy, eaten dinner, and prepared for sleep but something went horribly wrong, and the group never returned. The hikers’ abandoned tent, which had been torn apart from the inside, was discovered on February 26. Footprints left by the group around the spot, some in socks, some in a single shoe, and others barefoot, all of which proceeded to the edge of a neighbouring wood. The first two victims were discovered there, shoeless and barely wearing underpants.