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Lightning

Lightning strikes the ground in Britain about 300,000 times a year. For the climber, fisher, walker, golfer, and other exposed persons, this is a risk that must be considered. Although there is no absolute protection from lightning, measures can be taken to reduce the risk of getting struck and the injury severity. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA) has produced a fact sheet which provides information about lightning, statistics, and precautions, both for the individual, and advice for strategies that can be taken by leisure operators and event organisers.