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majid_sabet


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Grand Teton fatality,photo of climbing gear & lightning
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In July of 2010, a climber was killed by lighting.Recently, I was visiting Teton and had a chance to take several photos of the climbing gear belonging to the climber which was displayed at NPS ranger station.

It's worth to mention while climbing in Teton and due to sudden change of weather, I had to bailout twice thinking I was going to be next.

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Really all I can formulate is complete slackjaw, possibly due to the fact that aluminum melts at 1200 degrees. Wow


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and doesn't steel melt at about 2500 F? The cables look like blown fuses Shocked


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impressive pics Majid. Thanks for sharing...


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Yes, thanks for sharing. Nice to see them up on display.

... and thanks to the owner who donated them for evidence to us all that reality can bite sometimes.


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viciado wrote:
and doesn't steel melt at about 2500 F? The cables look like blown fuses Shocked

But the temperature of lighting is over 50,000 F. Scary stuff. Shocked


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Seems to be the fault of BD moving their manufacturing to China. Had manufacturing stayed in the US this gear would have withstood that...


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patto wrote:
Seems to be the fault of BD moving their manufacturing to China. Had manufacturing stayed in the US this gear would have withstood that...

Perhaps, but it would have been less fuel efficient.


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wow.

thanks for the pictures!
cheers


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Good grief - that is sobering.


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Thanks for sharing photos. Nature always wins. Keeps us all honest.


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technogeekery wrote:
Good grief - that is sobering.

Shocking in fact.

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YIKES!Shocked


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Bats wrote:
YIKES!Shocked

i'll second that. I've been around serious lightning storms enough times to say I've had enough. Those suckers can come in fast, hard, and are no fun! Got caught in one years ago at Tahquitz that had the hair on my arms and legs standing on end despite being completely drenched from the rain. Believe it or not, it wasn't the thunder and lightning that scared me the most, it was the smell of the air.

No thanks. I'm strictly a fair weather climber these days.


(This post was edited by socalclimber on Sep 25, 2010, 3:38 AM)


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I've fought forest and rangeland fires in lightning and I prefer the forest than being on a desert ridge risking getting struck to protect sagebrush.


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Thursday marked the one-year anniversary of the largest mountain rescue conducted in Grand Teton National Park. Of the 16 survivors, four were from Minnesota and one of those climbers is opening up about the experience for the first time, calling it one of the worst in his life.

Last July, eight climbers -- four from Worthington, Minn. -- headed to Jackson, Wyo., to embark on an adventure. Some in the group had conquered the 14,000-foot...............

http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/...ton-tale-jul-21-2011


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I've had a few terrifying lightning incidents. I wrote about one of them here:

http://www.supertopo.com/...the-Winds/t223n.html


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