High Chair Lift

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When would you take your child on a chair-lift ride over a river?

My son’s just turned four and keeps asking wistfully when he can take the chair-lift with me. We live in a small city with a natural mountain gorge and running river in the centre, it’s a real beautiful spot and we go there at least once a week. Unique landscape. It has a chair-lift like I suppose you see at ski places, where you sit in the little chair and it is carried across the river on a steel cable. People are on it all the time. There are no restraints or belts, just narrow little wooden seats and it is quite high, I guess maybe twenty or thirty metres above the ground at its highest. At what age would you consider taking your child across? Thanks for your opinion.

Funny thing, you are afraid and he’s not. If he says he’s ready then take him. You do need to go over the rules (repeatedly) with him and make him understand that if he doesn’t like it there is no turning back. Also safety stuff he should know. If he can remember and repeat everything back to you and still seems confident go for it! Either he will be fine or he won’t bother asking for quite a while.

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