hightinerary - Aug 17, 2016 5:13 am - Voted 10/10Current Events
Time to bolt out of there!
Liba Kopeckova - Aug 17, 2016 10:04 am - Hasn't votedRe: Current Events
bolt out before the bolt hits?
I did right after the selfie… priorities, right?
Ejnar Fjerdingstad - Aug 17, 2016 6:54 am - Voted 10/10Yes, very dangerous
According to one of my books on mountaineering (the good old "Meine Berge" by Luis Trenker, inherited from my father) one is in mortal danger when something like that happens. My wife and I both experienced it on the flat summit of Sass Pordoi, seconds after there was a stroke of lightning less than 50 meters (150 ft.) away, in a cable car station that probably saved us.
Liba Kopeckova - Aug 17, 2016 10:07 am - Hasn't votedRe: Yes, very dangerous
good you got a shelter…I experienced electricity a few times and it does scare me..
Liba Kopeckova - Aug 17, 2016 10:15 am - Hasn't votedRe: Yikes!
Thanks… probably smarter would be not to take it and rush down:)
reboyles - Aug 17, 2016 8:32 am - Voted 10/10Deja Vu
I've had that happen a few times in my travels. When you can smell the ozone and feel the buzz, it's time to boogie!
Liba Kopeckova - Aug 17, 2016 10:15 am - Hasn't votedRe: Deja Vu
yeah.. I had this happen before too and always get freaked out by it...
Deb - Aug 17, 2016 1:10 pm - Voted 10/10DAMN!
And you're smiling!
Liba Kopeckova - Aug 17, 2016 2:01 pm - Hasn't votedRe: DAMN!
I was scared… and rushed quickly down right after the photo...
Marcsoltan - Aug 17, 2016 6:49 pm - Voted 10/10Dang Liba!
Been in many electrical storms, but never seen anything like this!
Thankfully, you're okay.
Safe and happy climbing,
Liba Kopeckova - Aug 17, 2016 7:19 pm - Hasn't votedRe: Dang Liba!
Marc, I did not know that some of my hair was standing up… I just felt the electricity and wanted to quickly take a few photos and rushed down… One of my fastest descents...
hightinerary - Aug 17, 2016 7:10 pm - Voted 10/10New Hair Gel?
There's something about Liba...
Liba Kopeckova - Aug 17, 2016 7:20 pm - Hasn't votedRe: New Hair Gel?
man, i am the most simple woman - no hair gel, no special cosmetics… only electricity...
boyblue - Aug 17, 2016 10:51 pm - Voted 10/10My hair...
... usually stands up like that every time I'm in a thunderstorm above timberline. In my case, however, it's due to fear- not static electricity ;-).
What an amazing shot!
Liba Kopeckova - Aug 18, 2016 5:08 am - Hasn't votedRe: My hair...
haha… :) thank you..
Oscar68 - Aug 18, 2016 2:12 am - Voted 8/10Electric hair
very cool...i would have done the same...I've had a few friends advise me of lighting strikes on mountains especially their summits. Nothing like that, with the hair thing. Sometimes it may strike without any warning..I would like to know how long was that feeling or did someone just say shit look at you..somethings up here...kinda weird weather going on here..
Liba Kopeckova - Aug 18, 2016 5:14 am - Hasn't votedRe: Electric hair
I did not realize my hair was standing up until I checked the photo at home. I do most of the peaks solo, more time efficient and also a lot more challenging (I do carry SPOT with me). Just wanted to take quickly a few photos while thinking what will be the best way to get down b/c car was in the direction of a long ridge hike (cca 07 miles along an exposed ridge) and then the hike was more protected. I dropped well below the ridge and walked on scree below - harder terrain, but slightly safer...
Vid Pogachnik - Aug 18, 2016 5:30 am - Voted 10/10Great shot!
Happy that you are safe. I experienced that only once and we rushed down the ridge of Igl Compass like a hell. Yet we were wet at the end.
Liba Kopeckova - Aug 18, 2016 9:41 pm - Hasn't votedRe: Great shot!
better wet than hit by lighting, right? yeah, I think I did one of my fastest descents...
lcarreau - Aug 18, 2016 9:35 pm - Voted 10/10" The Queen of Fate "
"The Queen of Fate by the outer Gate,
Her carriage to Nowhere, still await.
Her cloak is wrapped against the night,
Her eyes are wide with peculiar fright.
Gray horses eyes turn back in fear,
With thunderclaps upon her ear.
Blue jagged lightning points the way,
Along the path .... to yesterday."
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