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Father and Son on Mèsola
An Italian father-and-son team on the ferrata up the east peak of la Mèsola. In the background the Sassongher and the Central Alps. Photo by Karen Fjerdingstad.

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tuntunOhh

tuntun

Voted 10/10

Really wonderful photo. Including men clibing and beautiful cloud all over the impressive mountains.
Posted Jan 26, 2007 10:42 am

Ejnar FjerdingstadRe: Ohh

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

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Many thanks for the comment from my wife and me. Yes, we were very fortunate with the weather that day.
Posted Jan 27, 2007 11:40 am

camartinezLove it

camartinez

Voted 10/10

I will keep this picture for my son, I would like he can join me someday...Althought I know he doesn´t like at all....
Posted Mar 21, 2007 3:14 pm

Ejnar FjerdingstadRe: Love it

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Hasn't voted

Thanks for the comment. The son in the photo, who couldn't have been more than 8 or 10 years old, was very eager and climbed surprisingly well - we had met them shortly before.
Posted Mar 21, 2007 6:34 pm

Andrej MašeraIt's stupid and irresponsible

Andrej Mašera

Voted 10/10

to take a 8- year-old boy on the via ferrata like Ferrata delle Trincee. The whole responsibility lies on his overambitious father. The boy climbed well OK, but especially in the Dolomites, I noticed even another events involving children on difficult mountain tracks.
Posted Mar 21, 2007 7:39 pm

Ejnar FjerdingstadRe: It's stupid and irresponsible

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Hasn't voted

Harsh words, and I think not fair. We spent 15 or 20 minutes talking with them. The father was very fit, athletic, and obviously experienced, the boy completely confident, happy and not one bit tired, both had all necessary equipment. I have also seen people with children behaving irresponsibly in the mountains, but not this happy couple.
Posted Mar 22, 2007 1:56 pm

Ice Man Jerry VanRe: It's not stupid and irresponsible

Ice Man Jerry Van

Voted 10/10

I agree with you Ejnar sometimes poeple see what is in the picture only and judge that only. I have been a outdoors adventureous person my whole life and with that you learn the dangers and the resposiblity that comes with those dangers. I as a parent started my children in the outdoors at a young age not forcing them on adventures but taking them on adventures that they could learn about the dangers , there were times we had to turn around because of natures certain storms and also my kids sometimes not wanting to listen to what I would have to say to them about these dangers. So we would have to come back another day when they would listen. I recently returned from Canada climbing multi pitch ice climbs with my son who is 28 years old and he still thanks me for my teaching him the ways of being safe and to avoid most dangers of the outdoors. I started him climbing when he was 8 years old and took him on hikes when he was old enough to walk. I have great respect for that father in the way he is teaching his son. I hpoe they can enjoy a life time of those kind of adventures and thank you very much for showing those on summit. Chees and best of luck to you and your wife. from The ice man Jerry
Posted Mar 8, 2008 6:31 pm

Ejnar FjerdingstadRe: It's not stupid and irresponsible

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Hasn't voted

Thank you Jerry for the comments and your wishes. Yes, as you say, and as I see it, the father in this photo was actually doing a great job teaching his son how to move in steep rock on a ferrata. From what we heard from the father he had taken his son gradually on more difficult stretches, and there could be absolutely no doubt that the son enjoyed it. He will remember all his life how his father introduced him to mountains and climbing, and they will probably be able to climb together for decades to come, like you with your son.
Best wishes from us,
Ejnar
Posted Mar 10, 2008 11:45 am

rpcvery beautiful shot!

rpc

Voted 10/10

enjoyed it.
Posted Mar 21, 2007 8:28 pm

Ejnar FjerdingstadRe: very beautiful shot!

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Hasn't voted

Thank you!
Posted Mar 22, 2007 1:57 pm

cedadCompliments

cedad

Voted 10/10

The presence of humans gives feeling to this picture.
Thanks for sharing
Posted Jan 29, 2008 11:15 am

Ejnar FjerdingstadRe: Compliments

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Hasn't voted

Thank you, yes I think you are right about the two!
Posted Jan 29, 2008 4:58 pm

lcarreauYou have to

lcarreau

Voted 10/10

start them out young. If you don't,
they will lose respect for themselves
and their neighbors; they will lose
respect for the ground they walk upon.
Posted Feb 7, 2008 12:48 pm

Ejnar FjerdingstadRe: You have to

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Hasn't voted

Well, yes, we had our children on their first mountain, Flattop in the Rocky Mountain National Park when they were four and two and a half years old. When they were eleven and nine they were on top of the Wildspitze in Austria, but still none of them climb now!
Posted Feb 7, 2008 4:54 pm

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Ejnar FjerdingstadSubmitted by Ejnar Fjerdingstad
on Jun 25, 2006 9:57 am

Image ID: 202492
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Lat/Lon: 46.43020°N / 11.85610°E
Object Title: Father and Son on Mèsola

Image Type(s): Rock Climbing