March of this year in the district of mountain
of Bliznecya holiday-makers-skiers which arrived here from Chernivciv perished
under an avalanche. Here as well as why happened so.
...More tragic all in this history that this was not confluence of fatal
circumstances which sometimes, as known, stronger than man, this was a chain
which was begun with a frivolousness and ignoring the elementary rules of
conduct in mountains... And the mountains of such do not love.
Therefore, after of many days rest, when to the train there were two
hours on Chernivci, a group from eight tourists decided once again to take a
drive slopes and breathe on the complete breasts of mountain stunning air. But
rolling the acquainted routes did not inspire already - something was desirable
special, unexplored and untouched snows. And ignoring all signs of warning and
barrage net, ignoring warning of instructor which warned the ascent of
avalanche of danger, a group moved there, wherever nobody went for a drive - on
reverse side of mountain Stack. They were young people, middle ages -
approximately 30 years, had a remarkable dear equipment and whole world lay
before them. It lasted until mountain-skiers did not understand that strayed:
wonderful paradise became stranger, unknown and dangerous.
all of events of this tragic rolling will be reproduced, it will turn out that
a group discussed, by what route to move farther. There were two variants.
First - downward. Second - to get out upstairs. As Oleg Kovtun talks, if they
went nizom, nothing happened:
went a bit longer - it would be to overcome approximately 20 kilometres - but
safely and without problems would go out on Kosivsku glade, and from there - by
a hand to give to civilization. But is youth and not enough to time, and
literally in a volitional order made a decision to take advantage of more
rapid, but more heavy way - to rise upstairs. They went, vgruzayuchi in high snows, holding pattens in hands, «cut» an
avalanche and provoked its ascent. All took a place for one instant: the
enormous pressed mass of snow fallen down from above, and literally rammed
tourists in a slope. Them then found so - with heaved up at the level of
To those which went extreme, it was driven twice. At first, the edge of
avalanche, so-called tongue, fallen down on them, that covered them the not
tenmeter layer of snow (if it happened, all would perish), secondly, one
appeared among them, which had an experience of stay in extraordinary
situations and knew how to operate. He had time, hearing noise, to throw out a
hand up... This hand, prolonged due to a stick, rescued him life. And
fortunately, its length was less than, than thickness of snow, which covered
him. Opening did persons a hand itself, providing access of air, and began to
be gradually dug up from snow. When it succeeded him finally, began to dig up a
comrade which was the nearest from him. Two together they freed the third, and
although a victim already was without consciousness, due to their competent and
correct actions they gave a help him and rescued...
Other five zakarpatski and Prikarpatski
rescuers dug out from under snow in a few days. If not rescued, what specified
the place of tragedy, they would be found only in summer, when snow climbed...