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post #9 of Old 09-03-2012
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Re: Boy killed by lightning in our anchorage, what would you do?

Curiously, it is my understanding that freshwater is often more dangerous with regard to electricity, because of its low conductivity; in saltwater the current has a free path, while in freshwater the person is the short-cut. In other cases, saltwater can be worse (takes less on your feet to put you in the circuit).

No easy answers.

(when asked how he reached the starting holds on a difficult rock climbing problem that clearly favored taller climbers - he was perhaps 5'5")

"Well, I just climb up to them."

by Joe Brown, English rock climber




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