My daughter and me when she was 5 yrs. old climbing at Joshsua Tree State Park Calif.

My daughter and me when she was 5 yrs. old climbing at Joshsua Tree State Park Calif.

Ice Man Jerry Van
on Jul 24, 2007 10:16 am
Image ID: 315628


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Mountainfriend - Feb 14, 2008 9:20 am - Voted 10/10

Re: lovely pic!

I agree!


One day, I'll take a similar photo with my kids... One day...

Ice Man Jerry Van

Ice Man Jerry Van - Sep 7, 2007 6:27 pm - Hasn't voted

I have been blessed my life time

I had parents that blessed me with the outdoor adventures at a young age. So i always tried to do the same with my children, bless them with it not force it apon them and they will feel rewarded also

Dave Daly

Dave Daly - Dec 20, 2007 10:42 am - Voted 10/10

Love This Shot!!!

Jer -

Truly a cherished Father and Daughter shot! Love the look on your face and the moment caught on film. Wish we had met sooner... :)

All the best,

Ice Man Jerry Van

Ice Man Jerry Van - Dec 21, 2007 8:39 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Love This Shot!!!

I am sure your son can feel blessed with a father like you and the adventures you have blessed him with. It is those moments that you can watch him take over a lead and struggle through a 5.10 and make it over the hard move with a grin of acheivment on you both .You know then your worth as a dad to him is truly something of meaning in his life.Keep on rockin and I will keep on icing. The ice man Jerry

Ice Man Jerry Van

Ice Man Jerry Van - Dec 21, 2007 8:41 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Love This Shot!!!

Oh did you notice how old the picture is no rappel device just a load of carabiners oval ones at that.

Dave Daly

Dave Daly - Dec 21, 2007 1:14 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Love This Shot!!!

Old skool skilz, Jer......old skool indeed! :)

Ice Man Jerry Van

Ice Man Jerry Van - Dec 22, 2007 12:25 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Love This Shot!!!

Notice old school hahhaharness. If I am not mistaken wearing an old pair of EB'S or Fires


klwagar - Dec 25, 2007 12:33 am - Voted 10/10

A very

cool shot. Isn't great to teach your children the love for the outdoors.

Ice Man Jerry Van

Ice Man Jerry Van - Dec 29, 2007 11:04 am - Hasn't voted

Re: A very

It certainly is I can only think how you feel when skiing down those backcountry slopes and gullies watching you daughter cutting turns with you must bring about such good feelings may they continue for a long long time may you do them with your grand childern. I will try and get ahold of your daughter for ice climbing next week end. In the mean time heel toe with a grin. If you look more into my pictures you will find one of my daughter and I climbing Devils Tower together on a ledge with a happy grin on our face See ya Jerry


klwagar - Dec 29, 2007 10:19 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: A very

well, give Errin a hug for me! Thanks for taking her out.


lcarreau - Mar 15, 2008 12:08 pm - Voted 10/10

How precious!

Thank you for contributing to the 'Mountains of Smiles!' When I look at this picture, a tear comes to my eye ... which is good, because we need more water in the desert!

Ice Man Jerry Van

Ice Man Jerry Van - Mar 15, 2008 4:59 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: How precious!

Thank you so much for your comment. Be it the desert , the mountains , ocean coast any place that mother natures beauty abounds is a good place to share with your children. I just got back from a Canada ice climbing trip with my 28 year old son and the happiness that trip brought him and I will last a life time. I wish you many like that also


Marcsoltan - Sep 6, 2008 10:50 pm - Voted 10/10

My daughter and me....

Life could not get any better.
A heart-warming photo.
Great job, Jerry.

Ice Man Jerry Van

Ice Man Jerry Van - Sep 20, 2008 4:27 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: My daughter and me....

Those are heart felt moments with my kids. I have shared very many times like that with all my children over the years. It is so nice to see them go on and to be climbers, hikers .skiers,and take off on their own enjoying adventures in the outdoors. I am glad you enjoy it. Thank you


Mountainfriend - Dec 30, 2008 4:00 am - Voted 10/10

Ice Girl!!

kisses and kisses to the Ice Girl!!!

have a nice 2009!!

Ice Man Jerry Van

Ice Man Jerry Van - Aug 7, 2010 3:41 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Ice Girl!!

HAHA HA mountain frriend have a truly wonderful adventure for the rest of 2010 and onto adventures 2011 life is so good ADVENTURES may they prevail world wide MOUNTAINFRIEND come to COLORADO someday


attimount - Apr 24, 2010 11:54 pm - Voted 10/10


lovely picture indeed.

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Aug 3, 2010 12:54 am - Voted 10/10

This has to be... of the best pictures on SummitPost. I voted on this one a long time ago, but I was looking at it again tonight and thinking what a wonderful picture it is, and thus this comment was born.

Ice Man Jerry Van

Ice Man Jerry Van - Jan 30, 2013 10:01 am - Hasn't voted

Re: This has to be...

Bob that means alot to me coming from you who has some of the best posts on summit. May all your trips and adventures bring this kind of JOY TO YOU AND THEM


Kerstin - Apr 7, 2012 8:17 pm - Voted 10/10


This photo is so sweet it brings tears to my eyes!

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