Some of our contributors might be tempted to post an inappropriate response to this story - I hope they'll resist the temptation. On a mountain top a selfie-stick would make an ideal lightning conductor, as umbrellas and clubs can on golf-courses.
When my wife was younger she spent quite a lot of time travelling on the continent with friends. They were camping in the South of France once, and her tent was struck by lightning during the night. She woke up in hospital, suffering from shock, but not much else - she made a complete recovery, but was told she was lucky to be alive. The tent pole acted as a conductor, and was vaporised by the strike.
Fatalities from lightning strikes are very rare - each year in the UK between 30 and 60 people are struck, and of those an average of five die as a result. Statistically more men are struck than women - probably because men are more likely to be foolhardy (or unlucky enough) to be in a vulnerable location during a storm.
If you are unlucky enough to be caught outside when lightning is about, try to get inside a building, or inside a car (don't touch the car's bodywork). Stay away from metal structures and tall trees. If you are caught in an open, exposed place, and you suddenly feel your hair stand on end, there is about to be a lightning strike - drop to your knees, hunch over, and place your hands in your lap - do NOT lie flat on the ground.