Peak:  Mt. Shavano (14er)
 Route:  East Slopes
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  fosshage
 Date of Info:  09/22/2020
 Date Posted:  09/22/2020
 Details

Route is clear all the way to Tabeguache, some patchy snow on both peaks that can be easily avoided while boulder-hopping.

Beware of lightning, a few of us on Shavano today around 1:30 all got staticly charged and had to hit the deck. A few seconds later the lightning thankfully bolted over to a neighboring cloud. We were traversing back across Shavano about 100 feet below the ridgeline and it almost wasn't enough. Get low, stay low when the clouds roll in!




 Comments or Questions
Gzaharatos82
Hit the deck
09/23/2020 07:25
Do you mean laying on the ground? If so, that's the worst thing you can do ...


Gzaharatos82
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09/23/2020 07:25
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9patrickmurphy

Hit the deck
09/23/2020 08:24
In threat of lighting, you should sit upright on the ground with your legs tucked in to your chest. You want to be as low as possible but also have as small a footprint as possible. The more spread out you are, the more voltage drop your body is going to allow as electricity flows through you, increasing the current, and increasing your likelihood of getting fried. Stay safe out there.



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