Parenthood aside, how we evaluate and choose to take risks in the outdoors is already a rather heated, or at least passionate, debate. Add kids into the mix, and that heat turns to blazing inferno.
Suddenly I’m counting down the days, not months. As I write this morning I am taken back to the very roots of this project.
You’ll find this happy crew of five rafting, backpacking, biking, camping, hiking and skiing whenever they get the chance. It takes a lot of planning and preparation (just check out this post on Tips for Camping with an Infant), but one trip after another, they are proving that it just takes a bit of creativity and research to pursue adventurous activities with your kids.
“Oh, we’ve just had an explosion!” said Caroline George. Mom to three-and-a-half-month-old, Olivia, Caroline was Skyping (sans video) with me from Chamonix and breastfeeding at the same time. Cool as a cucumber, she didn’t seem too fazed by the eruption. Considering her portfolio of incredible ascents and expeditions, I have a feeling it takes a lot more than spit-up to upset this IFMGA/UIAGM-certified guide and professional alpinist.