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Audrey

climber
Wilson, Wyoming
Nov 27, 2012 - 02:19pm PT
bump for Ian's wife and son:

Fundraiser link: http://fundrazr.com/campaigns/bMOnd
Audrey

climber
Wilson, Wyoming
Nov 29, 2012 - 07:10pm PT
Bumping this Fundraiser link again for Ian Charlie Gill's wife Michelle Gill and son Trevor.

We don't always think of everything that goes along with losing a loved one...not only is there an emotional toll, but there can be a financial toll as well, losing the breadwinner with a house and family left to be taken care of....

Charlie had no life insurance, investments or benefits, was unable to work for many months, and Michelle took a leave of absence from her job to take care of him...so the burden is heavy...anything you can do to help Charlie's family is so appreciated...no amount is too small and every little bit helps...

And many heartfelt thanks to all who have so generously donated, it means so much!

http://fundrazr.com/campaigns/bMOnd
Leggs

Sport climber
A true CA girl, who landed in the desert...
Nov 29, 2012 - 07:17pm PT
Audrey, you are incredible, and I don't even know you...

~peace, leggs
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Nov 29, 2012 - 07:33pm PT
Ian has a bunch of gear he doesn't need anymore, gear he was getting for his ZM solo. We need to figure out how we can, maybe, auction, that gear off to help Michelle make some money.

I know he has a Metolius double ledge and fly and I know both are brand new. I'm sure he has several dozen biners and a few sets of cams and all the rest of it.

Someone could set up a Merchant Visa account so they could take credit cards or maybe a Paypal account. With a PayPal account you can generate USPS shipping labels as well. I could do all that but Ian's gear is down in Redding and I'm several hundred miles away.

What can we work out?
ec

climber
ca
Nov 29, 2012 - 09:42pm PT
Parting it all out & sell it on eBay would yield the most dough. Loads of work to set up the web sales, even with the account(s) in place (as I do). The problem would be moving the stuff down from Redding. PM me.
 ec
bringmedeath

climber
la la land
Nov 29, 2012 - 10:40pm PT
Ian's gear was meant to go up on El Cap, it should do just that. His dream doesn't have to end just because he is gone...

Ian gave us some of the best threads I've seen on supertopo, I have been here since the start. I know some people say this thread is so sad, but there is so much of it that isn't. I hope people can see how much stoke was in the man. Enough to light a fire!

Jake
Audrey

climber
Wilson, Wyoming
Nov 30, 2012 - 04:35am PT
beautiful, you all bring me to tears. i know any help you can give michelle in selling/buying/auctioning his gear would be just awesome. I am not in Redding either, but can help in any way.
Thanks so much you guys
Audrey
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Nov 30, 2012 - 04:53am PT
HohMahn. . . Ian's gear. . . I'd find stuff on Craigslist and tell him about it and the next thing I knew, he owned it. . . he was SO looking forward to being on El Cap again.

:-(

Phooey!

healyje

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
Nov 30, 2012 - 05:25am PT
We've been a community for long enough now to have weathered the passing of many of our friends over these years together. With each passing we are reminded we too shall pass this way, each in our own time.

And for all the various on an off topic bickering it's in these somber threads supporting and bidding friends farewell where we see the best of us. Ian, glad to have been able to learn about your through your friends here - farewell and godspeed.
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Nov 30, 2012 - 06:57am PT
If I can get the gear, I have a way figured out that I can sell it, accept payment and ship it out, it's what I do now anyway. I just need to get the gear!!

How about someone in Redding drive it north a couple hours, meet someone,, they drive it further and eventually I'll meet someone and drive it home?
Leggs

Sport climber
A true CA girl, who landed in the desert...
Nov 30, 2012 - 07:33am PT
We've been a community for long enough now to have weathered the passing of many of our friends over these years together. With each passing we are reminded we too shall pass this way, each in our own time.

And for all the various on an off topic bickering it's in these somber threads supporting and bidding friends farewell where where see the best of us. Ian, glad to have been able to learn about your through your friends here - farewell and godspeed.

Beautifully said, Healyje

~peace

https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/bMOnd
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Nov 30, 2012 - 08:20am PT
Yeah. . . Joe. . . beautifully stated!

and

How about someone in Redding drive it north a couple hours, meet someone,, they drive it further and eventually I'll meet someone and drive it home?

Dood. . . If I had gone to Shasta to ski this winter, I'd jump right on this proposal, but I'm afraid I'm clear up at the Canadian border in MT, these days.

POOP.

If there's anything else I can help with. . . PLEASE LET ME KNOW!

YOU ROCK, HudonStokeMaster!

oxoxo

Kath
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Nov 30, 2012 - 08:29am PT
I'm getting a list of his gear from Michelle and will be trying to sell it for her.

Max has already claimed the ledge, fly and Half Dome haul bag.

Credit: Mark Hudon

Ian had this on his wall near his bed to keep him psyched, his "Wall of Inspiration".
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Nov 30, 2012 - 08:36am PT
Ian had this on his wall near his bed to keep him psyched, his "Wall of Inspiration".

HohMahn. . . there go the flood gates!

:-(
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Nov 30, 2012 - 08:38am PT
I imagine Ian...up in the clouds....El Cap is now just a rock to watch us strive up...while he soars.....

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Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Nov 30, 2012 - 08:56am PT
Size 10

Credit: Mark Hudon

PM me and I'll arrange to get them to you.

I see a brand new helmet up there and a still in the case Jet Boil!
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Nov 30, 2012 - 09:48am PT
Let's never let this post leave the first page till all of Charlie's gear is sold.

PM me for questions of what is available.
Leggs

Sport climber
A true CA girl, who landed in the desert...
Nov 30, 2012 - 11:47am PT
Let's never let this post leave the first page till all of Charlie's gear is sold.

Bump of love
On-Site Flasher 69

Sport climber
Riverside
Nov 30, 2012 - 12:01pm PT
how much for guide tennis, and the jetboil?
Audrey

climber
Wilson, Wyoming
Nov 30, 2012 - 03:14pm PT
I can't come to this site anymore without tearing up. You all are the best, and Mark you are awesome!! You all blow me away. I should have been a climber; I hope you all know what an amazing community you have here!!
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