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 Peak(s):  Mt. Sherman  -  14,036 feet
 Post Date:  07/10/2013
 Date Climbed:   06/29/2013
 Posted By:  Quinneast

 Mt. Sherman   

For my sons Quinten age 11 and Easton age 6 this was their first 14teener. I was a little worried they may not make it all the way to the summit.. they proved me wrong. Although we took a little more difficult route they scammpered up this mountain like little monkeys. I was very proud of both of them. Quinten I think actually got mad at the mountain because of the long summit, he kept trying to say he made it long before he actually did.

The boys are really active in sports so the physical part was not a worry, but we had to do a lot of talking to them for the mental part. We made it their challange and they accepted.

It took us about 5 1/4 hrs to hike this mnt. Thats not including our times to stop to catch our breath and the time we spent on top eating lunch and taking in the view.



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  • Comments or Questions (2)
rickinco123


TR is a little messed up.     2013-07-10 10:33:22
It looks like you posted back some disclaimer info from this site, not sure if you posted from a phone or tablet but you might want to take a look at this on a different device.

I have a 6 and 3 ( soon to be 4 ) year old, awesome you got this done. Not sure I could keep my 6 year old interested long enough to make this. Would be great if you shared how you got them prep' for this. Also, how long did it take?

Congratulations Quinten and Easton!


Quinneast

Prep     2013-07-10 10:56:13
The main thing for my boys was lots of snacks, it did help that I told them there might be a Mcdonalds at the top. Lol. Just keeping them moving and talking to them about the climb and what it would be like to make it was key.



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