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eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Nov 30, 2012 - 07:02pm PT
Oh, Mark. . . those flood gates are open again!

You are so beautiful!

xo
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Nov 30, 2012 - 07:19pm PT
I think Lambone is in Ashland. I think he owns a climbing gym there. I'll get a hold of him.
Silver

Gym climber
Nov 30, 2012 - 07:51pm PT
Ill pay full retail for the jet boil. Mark let me know how much and ill send you a money order on Monday.
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Nov 30, 2012 - 07:54pm PT
Silver, look it up at REI, send me a check and Max will pick it up for you in mid December when he goes up to Chico to pick up his daughter.

Mark Hudon
1310 Tucker Rd
Hood River, Or, 97031
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Nov 30, 2012 - 08:22pm PT
Yeah. . . post up that link. . . I sent the whole idea to Blanchard and he's interested, too.

GoHudonGO!

ox
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Nov 30, 2012 - 08:30pm PT
I don't have any of the gear yet so we're getting a bit ahead of our selves.
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Nov 30, 2012 - 08:33pm PT
Yeah, I know. . . just wanted to let you know that there are other people interested, too.

:-)
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Nov 30, 2012 - 10:54pm PT
This is good, a couple people have emailed me, asking for me to be on the lookout for certain gear they want, a couple of other have asked and offered to pay generously for a memento biner so that Ian may climb on with them. Greg Stock may also be able to drive the gear up to Hood River later in December when he comes up to climb Mt. Hood.

This is all looking good!
couchmaster

climber
pdx
Nov 30, 2012 - 11:13pm PT
Awesome of you to pitch in like that Mark. Wow. Might be best to start a new thread so you can control it better and it can be better publisised. Good on ya. Keep us posted on when this happens so we can all try to contribute something too.
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Nov 30, 2012 - 11:25pm PT
Couch, Good idea, I'll do that tomorrow morning.
Michelle Gill

climber
Nov 30, 2012 - 11:26pm PT
Just wanted to introduce myself, Michelle Gill, Ian Gill's wife. I've never posted before but I wanted you all to know that at the very end of his days, I would take my laptop and sit at his bedside and read this thread to him. Oh, how it made him smile. I did that on his last night here on earth. What a community you folks are. I can't get on here without crying. Thank you very much for recognizing what a special man my husband was.
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Nov 30, 2012 - 11:27pm PT
WELCOME, MICHELLE!

And SOOOOOOO much love to you!

OXOXOXOXOXOXO

Kath
Michelle Gill

climber
Nov 30, 2012 - 11:28pm PT
And Mark Hudon, you are nothing short of a hero to me.
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Nov 30, 2012 - 11:30pm PT
I like Gene's spirit. I really don't need any more gear but I'll make sure to pick up something.
Michelle Gill

climber
Nov 30, 2012 - 11:30pm PT
Hi ekat!!!! Ian LOVED your postcard from Alaska, he was in the hospital but I took it and read it to him, then put it up where he could see it.!
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Nov 30, 2012 - 11:33pm PT
Oh, I'm SO glad!

It was so nice talking with you last summer. . . I just wish we could have gotten Ian on El Cap.

I think of you and Trevor all the time!

oxoxoxoxo
micronut

Trad climber
Nov 30, 2012 - 11:39pm PT
Mark,
Ian's struggle, strength and story really touched me, though I never knew him.

I'd love to buy a couple peckers and cam hooks to have on my rack and to help the family. I'll pay full retail and shipping. Let me know as this thing starts to happen.

Scott
Michelle Gill

climber
Nov 30, 2012 - 11:57pm PT
Being Ian's wife, the reason I never posted on here before was because this was HIS deal, and I did not want to butt in my 2 cents. I would read it, especially when he would invite me to. And especially when I read it to him when he was too ill to do it himself. So PLEASE, don't think I'm like a snoot or something for just now posting, I just wanted Ian to have his own wonderful world.
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Dec 1, 2012 - 12:17am PT
Sincere condolescences to you and your son, Trevor, for your loss.
I don't think anyone thought anything "less than" about you not posting. I think you are very brave given the pain you must feel in missing your husband and now reading his posts and then the posts from the circle of support for him and you.
Don't stay away if it helps...

Susan

eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Dec 1, 2012 - 08:55am PT
Oh, Michelle. . . you're so sweet! I knew you were here. . . I'm just really glad you're postin' up, now. It's wonderful to have you.

BigSkyMagic wingin' your way!

oxoxoxo
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