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Alpine dads wanted
« on: 04/10/19, 02:13 PM »

I am a 45-year-old father with a full-time job but try get out into the mountains once every couple of months.  Every time I do so, I have to search the internet for a partner.  Most of the time I end up with a  partner who is single, no kids, young, extremely fit and has a much higher risk-tolerance than me.  Then I never see the person again as I may not be free to climb for several more months while they are ready to conquer a new climb the next day.

I am looking to put together an informal group of Alpine Dads; fairly fit alpine climbers who understand balancing work life, families and climbing.  If you are in the same boat I am, always looking for a partner for the one day a month you have free to get out, then shoot me a PM.  The idea is to have a group of alpine dads where we can reach out to each other to see who is available for the day you have free to climb, and climb together for years to come instead of just a single outing.  As the kids grow (mine are six and eight), get them more and more involved and start taking them up bigger peaks.

Couple of things I would like to do this year:  Ski ascent/descent of Whitehorse mountain in the next month, a 2-day light and fast ascent of Glacier Peak in August, and hopefully more if I can convince my wife the need to get away.  Other weekend outings will be comprised of backpacking trip with the family, and family cragging days at Index or Exit 32/28.  Look forward to hearing from you.

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Re: Alpine dads wanted
« Reply #1 on: 04/11/19, 07:15 PM »

I am just here to offer empathy.  Good luck!  As the father of a 2 yo and 4 yo the vast majority of my ski outings are solo now.  For me it’s just a matter of taking what I can get. 

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Re: Alpine dads wanted
« Reply #2 on: 04/11/19, 07:51 PM »

I'm on the same page. Partners come and go but the really special days tend to be solo ones...

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Re: Alpine dads wanted
« Reply #3 on: 04/14/19, 09:18 AM »

Dad hood and age have been bad combo for ski and climb days, But so much fun watching the youngsters grow up and kick my ass, in the mountains. enjoy it while you can.

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Re: Alpine dads wanted
« Reply #4 on: 04/18/19, 10:01 AM »

Sent you a PM. I'm a bit younger and my kiddo is a bit younger, but I'm in for the same idea.
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