NEWS: Eight People Struck and One Dog Killed by Lightning on Mt. Bierstadt
In a single terrible storm, eight people and one dog were struck by lightning on Mt. Bierstadt in Colorado's Front Range Sunday June 28, 2015. According to witnesses, a small and brief but intense thunderstorm blew over the mountain at around 11:30 in the morning. Most of the victims received only minor injuries. Three, however, were taken to the hospital. Conflicting reports suggest that perhaps as many as 15 people were impacted by the fierce electricity. The dog, unfortunately, did not survive.
Mt. Bierstadt (right) and the Sawtooth Ridge at sunrise
Visit THE ARCHIVE: A list of most of our articles sorted by department
Copyright notice: This website and all its contents are the intellectual property of www.coloradomountaineering.com and its authors. None of the content can be used or reproduced without the approval of www.coloradomountaineering.com.
Climbing and mountaineering are dangerous!! Please see the DISCLAIMER page
For information about how to contact us, visit this link