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Before the lightning

 
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Before the lightning
Perry and Jude relaxing near Rockhole Lake, July 21, 1979.
Jude was struck by lightning a few hours later, almost at this exact spot.
See trip report.

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KaneWhoa...

Kane

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Thanks for sharing this photo with us. When you see this photo it must always bring back strong memories.



Posted Aug 7, 2003 10:39 pm

NelsonRe: Whoa...

Nelson

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This is the only photo I have of Perry and Jude together from that trip. It was the last photo in my camera before the lightning strike.
Posted Aug 10, 2003 12:30 am

kilimanjaro1Chills

kilimanjaro1

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That photo sends chills up my spine...it looks safe enough... sure it was a flat area... but big mountain behind... and you werent on a ridge...count your blessings.
Posted Aug 10, 2003 10:31 pm

NelsonRe: Chills

Nelson

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The lightning strike happened a bit downstream from where this photo was taken. Our camp was up to the right, out of sight, and slightly behind where I was standing. If we ever do get back up there I wonder if I could find the exact spot?

Yes, we count our blessings.
Posted Aug 10, 2003 11:22 pm

DrazilAmazing story

Drazil

Voted 10/10

I am amazed Jude survived - so very fortunate. Does she still climb. Great photos. Thank for educating everybody with your story.



Liz
Posted Aug 26, 2003 1:01 pm

NelsonRe: Amazing story

Nelson

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Thanks Liz.



Jude never was a climber, though she has hiked up Kala Pattar, Mount Elbert, and a few other things. She still loves mountain hiking, and actually has considered Kilimanjaro. I looked at your Kili summit log entry, thanks for that information. Who knows?!
Posted Aug 26, 2003 6:10 pm

DrazilRe: Amazing story

Drazil

Voted 10/10

I highly recommend Kilimanjaro especially the Western Breach route. Isolated and incredibly beautiful. Kili is essentially a mountain hike which you will both be sure to enjoy. The folks at the Marangu Hotel can help sort the entire trip out for you. Feel free to contact me via email if you want more detailed information.



Personally planning on returning to Africa to do some more climbing there ... probably not till 2005 and might even do Kili again!



Namaste,

Liz
Posted Aug 27, 2003 10:24 am

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on Aug 7, 2003 10:01 pm

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