Was your dad a climber? Or your Mom? Or neither?

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Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Sep 12, 2013 - 08:25am PT
None of my relatives were into climbing. I come from a poor immigrant family. I was only the 2nd generation that had enough disposable time and income to pursue a fantasy such as climbing.
micronut

Trad climber
Fresno/Clovis, ca
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 12, 2013 - 10:58am PT
wow this thread has been full of touching and poignant stories. A tip of the hat to moms and dads out there who showed their kids the wide open places.

I'm taking my seven year old for an alpine trip this weekend and he is soooo stoked.

Starting at 2yo, I take each kid for a trip, and haven't missed for 13 years. When they are two, its just a walk down a trail and some tent camping. Each year it grows and by five or six they carry their own pack. Now, at 15, my daughter is saying things like...."How hard is the Swiss Arete on Mt. Sill Dad?"

My 7 year old, Bek, just wants to know how much GU a kid can eat in one day. Is six packs too many dad? We will shop at REI tonight (A highlight) and head out Friday for a peak above Courtright.

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