A 72-year-old woman (Ann Charon Rodgers) and her dog (Queenie) survived the Gila County wilderness for nine days before being rescued by the Arizona Department of Public Safety on Saturday (April 9th, 2016). In this article we look at what went wrong on this mundane car breakdown and how this survival situation could have been avoided in the first place.
These set of facts and tips are compiled from various websites on the internet. They were then discussed with employees of Indian Meteorological Service, New Delhi to validate their correctness. The purpose of this article is to educate a trekker about the dangers of a lightning storm in the Himalayas. Nevertheless, these tips and facts will not help you avoid a thunder storm or escape a lightning strike unscathed. Remember that theory needs to be tempered with experience to be counted as wisdom.