Replied to Nine Russian adventurers mysteriously froze to death—a new theory explains why (Ars Technica)

60 years later, new evidence points to a peculiar kind of avalanche as the culprit.

I am still left wondering who some of the people were missing their eyes and tongue?

The primary cause of death was hypothermia—temperatures would have been well below zero degrees Fahrenheit the night they fled—but two of the deceased were missing their eyes, and another her tongue.