Windom Summit

Kessler, four years old on the summit of Windom Peak (14,082 feet/4292 meters), looking north. Sunlight Peak in the background. Photo for trip report purposes.

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Ammon Hatch

Ammon Hatch - Jul 6, 2006 4:27 am - Voted 10/10

Hehehe...

A mountaineer that needs to drink from a sippy cup. Now THAT is cool.

Scott

Scott - Jul 6, 2006 10:51 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Hehehe...

I think I should get one too since I always spill on myself when drinking out of Nalgene bottles!

Steven Cross

Steven Cross - Apr 20, 2007 12:17 pm - Hasn't voted

very cool!!!!

Did he actually hike this, or did you carry him up?

How does he handle the elevation? looks like he's quite content to me.

Scott

Scott - Apr 20, 2007 1:10 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: very cool!!!!

Did he actually hike this, or did you carry him up?

He did it himself. This is the trip report

At age four, he has hiked up to 14 miles a day, up to 4,000 feet elevation gain in a day, and has climbed 5.4 routes. It just takes patience and practice, and if the child loves the outdoors, they can do amazing things.

How does he handle the elevation?

Fine so far, but we are very careful. We take time to acclimatize. This November we're attempting a 5672 meter mountain, but will do a 100 mile/10 day hike first in the area to make sure we're fully acclimatized.

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