Time to bolt out of there!
bolt out before the bolt hits?
I did right after the selfie… priorities, right?
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.
good you got a shelter…I experienced electricity a few times and it does scare me..
Cool pic though.
Thanks… probably smarter would be not to take it and rush down:)
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!
yeah.. I had this happen before too and always get freaked out by it...
And you're smiling!
I was scared… and rushed quickly down right after the photo...
Been in many electrical storms, but never seen anything like this!
Thankfully, you're okay.
Safe and happy climbing,
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...
There's something about Liba...
man, i am the most simple woman - no hair gel, no special cosmetics… only electricity...
... 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!
haha… :) thank you..
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..
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...
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.
better wet than hit by lighting, right? yeah, I think I did one of my fastest descents...