1956 Chusovaya

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Weekend trek November 1956 for 3 days till the 7th on Chusovaya river: Kuzino station - Nizhnee village - village Treka - village Kamenka - Kuzino station
Igor Dyatlov (leader), Lyudmila Dubinina, Evgeniy Zinovyev, Yuri Krivonischenko, Nikolay Popov, Nikolay Thibeaux-Brignolle, Nikolay Tregubov, Zinaida Kolmogorova, about 50 hikers in total

From the recollections of Evgeniy Zinovyov:
The hiking "baptism" of us, beginners, took place in a three-day November trekking in 1956 on the classic walking route. One of the organizers of this mass trek of about five dozen students was Igor Dyatlov. Quite often, the route laid by Igor using a compass and a map led the crowd to the bends of the Chusovaya river, framed by handsome cliffs: Shaytan, Senkin, Visyachiy, Sokol (Falcon). Between walking, overcoming obstacles and organizing lunches, all the mass of hikers not having to prepare meals poured out onto Chusovaya ice. The miraculous sounds of two mandolins, amplified by a multiple echo from the rocks, spread far away, creating a lyrical mood. The mandolin strings, obedient in the hands of Kolya Popov and Yuri Krivonischenko, drew melodies of songs, or of old waltzes, and called to dance on ice. Why not parquet and columned hall!


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