Every year people get themselves
into trouble in the Colorado high country. Sudden changes in
weather, lightning or a wrong turn on a trail can get you
into trouble and can result in your death. This event
is NOT intended to lure the unsuspecting into danger. You
are responsible for your own safety and you MUST
consider the dangers and your personal limitations.
In particular, watch out for lightning since you may be above treeline and very exposed. It will take some time for you to retreat to safety (perhaps hours), so be conservative when you see thunderstorms approaching. SAFETY MUST TAKE PRECEDENCE OVER ALL OTHER CONSIDERATIONS. If you do not have previous mountaineering experience, don't start with this event. The added complication of this radio event is NOT the way to try your first summit attempt. NO ONE INVOLVED IN THIS EVENT GUARANTEES YOUR SAFETY IN ANY WAY. You are responsible for choosing your own route, judging the severity of approaching weather and maintaining your overall safety.Here's some safety information adapted from 14ers.com, visit their web site for more detailed safety information.
The National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) has some excellent training material on lightning safety. Visit their web site to go deeper into this important subject.