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Highland Bowl with a 5 year old

post #1 of 28
Thread Starter 
My son hiked and ripped the highland bowl for his first time on Friday. We are very proud of him!
beginning of the hike

up up up

long way to go

humping it at 12,000ft

a few steps left and a Broncos flag flying proud atop the summit

the summit and one happy little boy

all that walking...gotta rip, G5

great conditions, a great day!

Edited by lloyd braun - 1/25/14 at 5:40am
post #2 of 28

Well if someone would carry my skis, I'd make that climb too.

 

Great Job.

post #3 of 28
Solid work little guy!
. I remember my kids hiking Tucker Mountain at 6 and it's not nearly as tough a hike......lots of complaining
post #4 of 28

Truly incredible. He must have started skiing while still inside the womb

post #5 of 28

Nice job!

 

 

I didn't see you guys, but it was a perfect day.

post #6 of 28
Nice job!
post #7 of 28

Great post and trip report.  Looks like you had a great day and many more to come.

 

I moved this thread to Trip Reports where it will not sink out of sight quite as fast.  @Trekchick should be along any moment to feature this on the home page. 

post #8 of 28

Wow, what a great TR!!

I did this a few years ago with @Bob Barnes

I bet Bob would have preferred your 5 year old.  I whined a lot. :D

post #9 of 28

Tricia, did he push you up there?  Personally, I think Bob should've carried your skis...  Now that he's resident at Highlands he ought to be in shape to provide that service.

 

Lloyd, that's an impressive accomplishment.  You ought to be proud, but not as proud as the little man.

 

Mike

post #10 of 28

I was out there a few weeks ago and wimped out on the climb, dropped in early at about the spot where you guys are in first picture.  Now you tell me about this five year old and really rub it in. :o

 

I get to Aspen about once every 20 years.  30-40 years ago Highland Bowl was the land of elite extreme skiers and serious avi risk.  Amazing that it is now a tourist attraction.  Tribute to the Aspen Highlands ski patrol for sure.

post #11 of 28
You didn't wimp out. You wanted to drop in to some of the steeper lines.
post #12 of 28
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Originally Posted by habacomike View Post
 

Tricia, did he push you up there?  Personally, I think Bob should've carried your skis...  Now that he's resident at Highlands he ought to be in shape to provide that service.

 

Lloyd, that's an impressive accomplishment.  You ought to be proud, but not as proud as the little man.

 

Mike

Not so much as push as cheer lead. 

 

The next time I go there, I'll tell Bob that you said he'd be my sherpa. :D

post #13 of 28

Your son ROCKS!  Great.  

 

That boy has something really cool for show and tell.

post #14 of 28
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Originally Posted by RatherPlayThanWork View Post

Well if someone would carry my skis, I'd make that climb too.

Great Job.
Yeah, stop coddling him, make him carry his own skis
post #15 of 28

Ya know, I thought about this a bit more and it is even more impressive.  The boot pack up the bowl is set by adults.  Those steps had to be really tough for a 5 year old.  That kid must be an animal -- better think about his endurance sports future.  Triathlon?  Cycling?  Swimming?  Nordic skiing?  

 

Great job and great accomplishment.

 

Mike

post #16 of 28
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Originally Posted by habacomike View Post
 

Ya know, I thought about this a bit more and it is even more impressive.  The boot pack up the bowl is set by adults.  Those steps had to be really tough for a 5 year old.  That kid must be an animal -- better think about his endurance sports future.  Triathlon?  Cycling?  Swimming?  Nordic skiing?  

 

Great job and great accomplishment.

 

Mike

I hadn't thought of that.

What an awesome kid!!

post #17 of 28

Nice work! I remember the first time I hiked Highlands bowl... there were about 4 or 5 little 5 year old girls wearing tutus and tiaras hiking it because it was one of the girls birthdays. Needless to say, my main goal was to not be passed by the 5yo  :) Growing some strong young skiers out in Aspen!!

post #18 of 28

Braaaavvvvoooo, both of you!!!

post #19 of 28
Thread Starter 
Some of the steps were tough for him. it was very slick. and there was a 15mph wind blowing the whole time. he holds the Nastar National title for 1-5.... he also rips on a bike.

FYI, his first line in the bowl was Whip's Veneration, which he did a week prior. solid steep line where you can see the entire line... top to bottom.



He came to us and said he was ready to hike to the top. We took him. He made it. He can't wait to go again...so he says.

and thanks for all the nice comments.
Edited by lloyd braun - 1/27/14 at 8:14pm
post #20 of 28

Nice feat for any skier. A 5 y.o......

Looks like it softened enough by the time you skied it.

Almost time for Tuckerman's?

 

PS Body armor!

post #21 of 28

Simply awesome. 

post #22 of 28

I wanted to bump this because........its awesome!!!

post #23 of 28
Thread Starter 
with Nastar rankings ending on 2/17. he was ranked #1 nationally for platinum 1-5 mens. smile.gif
post #24 of 28

A really important and touching togethernes between father and son.  Sure beats the hell out of sitting on his butt playing video games.  Congratulations little guy you were a big guy that day. Good job dad!

post #25 of 28

Your boy is a trip, and a genuine joy to behold. Superb Son-Dad adventure, and young man led it..perfect


Edited by dustyfog - 3/17/14 at 2:51pm
post #26 of 28
Family of rippers!
post #27 of 28
Awesome!

Mike
post #28 of 28

That's awesome!  It was getting my son out from in front of the Playstation and out of doors that got me back into skiing.  It has turned out to be the best father/son times we've ever had.  I can't wait to take him out west.

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