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Proposal to Limit Humphreys Peak Hikers to 50 A Day

The Arizona Daily Sun has suggested limiting Humphreys Peak climbers to 50 a day.  The paper made the proposal in response to the July 20 lightning strike near the summit that killed 17-year-old Wade Young on July 20. The paper notes that … Continue reading

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Man Walks Away from Lightning Strike on Crawford Path in New Hampshire

Glen Rowland of Newtown, Connecticut, was hit by lightning on Sunday, July 24, 2016, on Crawford Path in the New Hampshire White Mountains. He refused help from hikers and spent the night in scrub before firefighters from Windham found him.

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Lightning Kills One Near Humphreys Peak Summit

Lightning killed a 17-year-old Wade Young of Tempe, Arizona, near the Humphreys Peak summit on Wednesday, July 20, 2016. Two other hikers nearby were also transported to a Flagstaff hospital. Meteorologists said there were 106 on-the-ground and 393 cloud-to-cloud lightning … Continue reading

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Lightning Nicks Right Thumb of Christ on Mount Corcovado in Rio de Janeiro

A lightning strike nicked off the right thumb of Christ on Mount Corcovado in Rio de Janeiro.

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Photo of Lightning Strike on Mount Washington WPKQ Radio Tower on June 23

The Mount Washington Observatory has an interesting shot of a lightning strike this afternoon on the WKPQ tower.Facebook.

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Lightning Knocks Mauna Kea Telescope

A huge lightning storm on Mauna Kea knocked out the University of 41-year old Hawaii’s 2.2 meter telescope — the first on the mountain.

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Group Climbing Wyoming Grand Slam Caught in Lightening Storm

Details are coming out about a group caught in an unexpected lightening storm on Teton that killed one of them. Some members of the group were seeking to climb the “Wyoming Grand Slam” — reaching the summits of Gannett Peak, … Continue reading

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30-30 Rule on Lightning

This article on Mount Elbert showing ominous clouds coming has this: There’s a 30-30 rule for lightning. Every five seconds between seeing a bolt and hearing thunder indicates about a mile between you and the lightning, Gratz said. So the … Continue reading

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Lightning Fatality at Baxter State Park

Boston.com reports a lightning strike killed 24-year-old Evans Huber of Peak’s Island at the Katahdin Stream campground on August 26 and hurt his brother 18-year-old Emmett Huber.

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Hiker Struck By Lightning at 2:40 PM on Mount Elbert Descent

News reports indicate that 28-year-old Justin Eggleston was struck in the head by lightning about 2:40 p.m., Sunday, Aug 15 while coming off Mount Elbert.

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