The Chivruay Pass incident (Russian: Чивруайская трагедия - Chivruay tragedy) is the death of ten ski hikers in the Lovozero Massif in the Soviet Union between 27 and 28 January 1973. The trekking group, who were all from the Kuibyshev Aviation Institute, had been hiking the slopes of Lovozero Massif in an area of Chivruay Pass. After the group's bodies were discovered, an investigation by Soviet Union authorities determined that all ten had died from hypothermia. CHIVRUAY LEFT THEM FOREVER YOUNG Chivruay left them forever young DYATLOV PASS INCIDENT VS. CHIVRUAY TRAGEDY Dyatlov Pass incident vs. Chivruay tragedy The death of the Korovina group Тайна гибели группы Коровиной: Хамар-Дабан - бурятский перевал Дятлова - Интересные факты Six out of seven in their group did not survive. The only survivor, Valentina Utochenko, 17, later wrote in a statement how, during the difficult descent, carried out in near zero visibility, one of the members of the group was struck down hard, foaming at the mouth and bleeding from the ears. The rest of the group shortly developed the same symptoms. The six members who died had done so almost simultaneously, after rolling around on the ground, tearing their clothes off and clutching their throats. But the available information doesn’t explain everything. Why would Korovina lead the group down the bare upper arm of the ridge, when they could have just as easily taken the woodland-covered trail down? What was behind the gruesome bleeding? Or the protein deficiency – given that the group ate healthy? How could six people die in a matter of minutes? Cheers.