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Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Topic Author's Original Post - Jun 20, 2013 - 09:03am PT
Did you like the daily updates? Did you like the photos he took of you up on the Big Stone? Did you get his disc of photos of your climb?

Did you donate?
Randisi

Social climber
Dalian, Liaoning
Jun 20, 2013 - 09:10am PT
No.

The guy is a voyeur.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Jun 20, 2013 - 09:44am PT
No....I have been remiss, but I certainly will!
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Jun 20, 2013 - 09:52am PT
Voyeur??

Spectator, photographer, volunteer, documentarian and journalist. Plus he played the game well himself.

According to Randisi I guess anyone who likes going to sporting events is a voyeur.

E.L. "One"

Big Wall climber
Lancaster, California
Jun 20, 2013 - 09:59am PT
Just Donated! Thanks for all you do Tom. See ya in the Fall.

Bob "Cracko" Porter
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
Jun 20, 2013 - 10:01am PT
yep, worthy cause.

camera equipment ain't cheap folks
Randisi

Social climber
Dalian, Liaoning
Jun 20, 2013 - 10:18am PT
So no one else finds what this guy does a little creepy?
Offset

climber
seattle
Jun 20, 2013 - 10:19am PT
not to mention the dangerous work environment

?cobra?
?cobra?
Credit: tom evans
FrankZappa

Trad climber
Hankster's crew
Jun 20, 2013 - 10:21am PT
^^No.

Some sort of donation is in order if he's given you photos. So I'm due....
mcreel

climber
Barcelona
Jun 20, 2013 - 10:25am PT
Well, to turn up the heat for a good cause, I will reveal that I have contributed. It has been a couple of years, though, maybe I'll have to do it again.
Randisi

Social climber
Dalian, Liaoning
Jun 20, 2013 - 10:30am PT
Well, to turn up the heat for a good cause, I will reveal that I have contributed.

Yes, it's not as though there are people starving in the world or anything.
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Jun 20, 2013 - 10:34am PT
My world would be a poorer place without his reports and pictures for over 15 years. He gives me something to look forward to on every report. That is waaaay better than a newspaper. The climbing world is really lucky to have him there doing what he does.

As far as taking pics of your wall climb?? Do you really NOT want those pics when you get down..lol get a grip ..most folks are super stoked when they see the pictures of their climb. Dude doesn't even charge. Although it would be rude not to offer something.

Can you imagine what a regular pro photograher would charge you to take the same pics for you?

Plus he is just a damn decent guy to hang out with.
Mike Friedrichs

Sport climber
City of Salt
Jun 20, 2013 - 10:42am PT
Actually Randisi, I wonder too. I know I'm really grateful that when I did el cap routes in the 80s that none of that went on. I'm also grateful that we didn't have cell phones. I liked the solitude of just being up there with the Colonel and relying on each other without a huge crowd at the bridge watching us pick our noses.
Offset

climber
seattle
Jun 20, 2013 - 10:48am PT
it's pretty easy to not go to the bridge if you don't want to.. and it's pretty easy to ask tom to not take your picture or report on you...

as for me.. those are two great parts of visits to the valley.

tom - you're greatly appreciated.. on the bridge, here at work... and in the homes of loved ones watching theirs fulfill some dreams..

Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 20, 2013 - 11:19am PT
Tom will gladly not photograph or report on you if you ask him.

I don't get the solitude thing with twenty or thirty thousand people driving by, some stopping and watching with binoculars on their own, every day. What about the Green Dragon that has been stopping and pointing out climbers since the early 70s?

Cell phones? Isn't that a personal choice? Don't carry one if you don't want to!
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Jun 20, 2013 - 11:33am PT
randisi is probably not an exhibitionist like many of us, myself included.

The desire to climb El Cap does not include a 'watch me wipe my ass and post it on the internet' agreement, so far as I know?

DMT
FrankZappa

Trad climber
Hankster's crew
Jun 20, 2013 - 11:34am PT
Actually Randisi, I wonder too. I know I'm really grateful that when I did el cap routes in the 80s that none of that went on. I'm also grateful that we didn't have cell phones. I liked the solitude of just being up there with the Colonel and relying on each other without a huge crowd at the bridge watching us pick our noses.

Agreed, however even back then it was common to see people with telescopes and cameras watching closely at times; maybe not augured in at the bridge for the summer, but it's not like this is a new thing aside from the Internet reports an ability to take more photos.

I've even seen the TOOL down in the meadow with high-powered binoculars looking for who knows what.

I am glad for his hobby and service, and for him respecting climbers' wished not to be photoed. The reports bring some life into the cube.
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 20, 2013 - 11:44am PT
I don't understand the "I'm grateful we didn't have cell phones" line. Are cell phone on El Cap mandatory? Is there a rule somewhere that we have to carry them? Isn't it a personal choice to take one?
Does it bother you that other people have cell phones on El Cap? Really? I don't get it.
PAUL SOUZA

Trad climber
Central Valley, CA
Jun 20, 2013 - 11:48am PT
^^I agree, Mark.

I have and will continue to do so.
Lambone

Big Wall climber
Ashland, Or
Jun 20, 2013 - 12:20pm PT
Tom is also really careful about what he lets tourons look at when working the Ask A Climber program. He always checks the scope first.

I didn't donate this season, but we bailed. Usually I give him $40 per visit for a cd.
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