ZM, Cancer, and the end of a Dream

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Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Nov 15, 2012 - 06:40pm PT
"Oh yeah... and F**K cancer!"





Yep.
Gene

climber
Nov 15, 2012 - 06:56pm PT
Sad. But............

Ian/Charlie and Paul/Disaster Master are kicking it together now. To be a fly on that big wall.

g
locker

Social climber
Nov 15, 2012 - 06:58pm PT


My sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Ian Gill...

nita

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
Nov 15, 2012 - 07:07pm PT
I am so sorry to see this news...
Sending Heartfelt condolences out to ...Michelle, Trevor, Audrey, and Ian's friends and family.

Turtleback webcam  today..11-15-2012..The last rays of  daylight light...
Turtleback webcam today..11-15-2012..The last rays of daylight light up the Captain.
Credit: nita

Rest easy..
Saludos..
nita.


Strength in numbers.." One winter night.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvX4bqQsbjY
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Nov 15, 2012 - 07:36pm PT
Goodbye, Ian.
splitter

Trad climber
Cali Hodad, surfing the galactic plane
Nov 15, 2012 - 07:41pm PT
Thank you for letting us get to know you, and for sharing your hopes and dreams with us, Ian! RIP, Bro!!
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Nov 15, 2012 - 07:53pm PT
Ain't it rotten for the world!

:-(
froodish

Social climber
Portland, Oregon
Nov 15, 2012 - 07:56pm PT
I'm saddened to hear the news. R.I.P. Ian. My sympathies to Ian's friends and family. Take care of yourselves now.
Leggs

Sport climber
A true CA girl, who landed in the desert...
Nov 15, 2012 - 07:59pm PT
"When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy.

When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight."

~Kahlil Gibran

Sincere condolences to all who loved Ian/Charlie... those who actively supported his endeavors and all those impacted by such a brave, wonderful, strong survivor and soul.

As Audrey stated earlier,
Keep following your dreams, and continue to take good care of each other!

~peace... we are all under the same moon and stars...

The Full Moon in the Desert.... Spring, 2012
The Full Moon in the Desert.... Spring, 2012
Credit: Leggs
Credit: Leggs
March 2010
March 2010
Credit: Leggs

*Kath* I love you.

SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Nov 15, 2012 - 08:48pm PT
Turning the prayer wheels at Land of Medicine Buddha for Ian tomorrow.

Safe travels,

Land of Medicine Buddha
Land of Medicine Buddha
Credit: SCseagoat



Susan


Dean, yup.



drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Nov 15, 2012 - 08:55pm PT


My condolences.
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Nov 15, 2012 - 09:10pm PT
Thank you, dear sweet Leggs and Silver.

Gagner

climber
Boulder
Nov 15, 2012 - 09:19pm PT
Super sad. Take care my friend....

As I may have said elsewhere, I met Ian around 78/79 in the valley - we were living the dream. I hadn't though seen or heard from him since around the early 80's, until last year. He had posted the classic picture of my long time partner Barbella doing pull-ups off his port-a-ledge on Mescalito. I saw the name Ian, and wondered if it was the same Ian from so long ago, so I connected with him via SuperTopo, and sure enough it was him. We chatted a lot since that time, reminiscing about the ditch, and making plans for the future. I really wish he had been able to make that last climb up ZM ... but it wasn't meant to be and now he is flying high.

I love you Ian - and I'll miss you...

Paul
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Nov 15, 2012 - 09:22pm PT
You are a wonderful friend, GAGner!

oxoxo
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Nov 15, 2012 - 09:24pm PT



And i wished for so long, cannot stay
All the precious moments, cannot stay
It's not like wings have fallen, cannot stay
But still something's missing, i cannot say yeah

Holding hands are daughters and sons
And their faiths are falling down down down down

I have wished for so long
How i wish for you today

Will i walk the long road (the long road)
Cannot stay (the long road)
There's no need to say goodbye say goodbye

All the friends and family
All the memories going round round round

I have wished for so long
How i wish for you today

And the wind keeps roarin'
And the sky keeps turning grey
And the sun is setting
The sun will rise another day

I have wished for so long
How i wish for you today
I have wished for so long
How i wish for you today

Will i walk the long road
We all walk the long road
Will i walk the long road
We all walk the long road
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Nov 15, 2012 - 09:37pm PT
hey there say, all... oh no... :(

i am so sorry and sad to hear this...

i will take this from nita, as she knows all the names:

I am so sorry to see this news...
Sending Heartfelt condolences out to ...Michelle, Trevor, Audrey, and Ian's friends and family


my that balm-love still work, but this time for the those left behind...
may time, as well, turn the pain of loss, into precious memories that hug, instead of hurt... :(


a sad night, hearing this... must turn it to do something good, or at least try:
will surely pray, and may something good be there for you, as you take care of his resting place, and gather with family...

god blesss, and again, my condolences to you all...
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Nov 15, 2012 - 10:07pm PT
Condolences to family and friends of Ian.

I have the sadness of not knowing him, but I appreciated his posts on his desire, then the frustration of not being able to climb his last chosen route.

Best Wishes to all.
Silver

Ice climber
Nov 15, 2012 - 10:24pm PT
Paul Gagner thanks for that history on your friendship with Ian and I'm sorry for your loss as well.

Just a thought but perhaps when you and Jeremy are out on a tower putting up an FA you name it after yer friend.

Just really thinking about this tonight. Really see how important it is to get after life every day and not take for granted you'll get another day or chance or opportunity to do or say something. Seize it folks and tell the ones you love that you love them just don't think they know it you have to tell them.

Goodnight and may Ian's family find some peace tonight knowing the pain and suffering of this disease is over and he is free from a state of being none of us would ever want after living in the high and wild places we seek as climbers.


Michelle

Trad climber
Toshi's Station, picking up power converters.
Nov 15, 2012 - 10:32pm PT
Nonna's mirror
Nonna's mirror
Credit: Michelle

this is on the back of my Nonna's mirror. She was a tough, independant and beautiful Italian woman. sounds alot like our friend.





when god lets my body be

From each brave eye shall sprout a tree fruit that dangles therefrom

the purpled world will dance upon
Between my lips which did sing

a rose shall beget the spring
that maidens whom passion wastes

will lay between their little breasts
My strong fingers beneath the snow

Into strenuous birds shall go
my love walking in the grass

their wings will touch with her face
and all the while shall my heart be
With the bulge and nuzzle of the sea

e.e. cummings


I never like to say goodbye; see you later just seems more appropriate.


Timid TopRope

Social climber
'used to be Paradise, CA
Nov 15, 2012 - 11:00pm PT
Ian,
You kept your dream alive in all of us.
I wish your family the peace and love that many of us have felt for you on this journey.
We're all just pilgrims on this road.
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