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Tami

Social climber
Canada
Topic Author's Original Post - Mar 7, 2013 - 09:52am PT
Coke and Whores!?!!Not !!!!

Unless you've been living inside a brick you know BIG MIKE had an awful snowboarding crash & broke his back.

He's on the road to recovery & has a great cheerleading team but.......

.....this unplanned visit in hospital has obviously strained their finances.

**
SO HERE IS THE FUNDRAISER and AUCTION if you wanna jump on in.**


Straight up donations to Mike's PayPal account:
m_cowper at yahoo dot com

AUCTION ITEMS CAN BE POSTED HERE TOO
My suggestion for that is to post a photo/s of the item plus a background on it ( e.g. THISSIZ a WOODEN WEDGE used on the FA of the GRAND.......or thissiz an AUTOGRAFFED copy of the old ANDERS 1980 guidebook!!!! ) as well as a time-frame on the auction ( five to seven days really seems to work well ). At the end of the auction, you send yer thing to the winner and the winner forks over the largess to the paypal account! ( or sends a cheque to Big Mike ! )

Watch out fer a painting going on the block in the next few days. Yes !!!!

And always stay tuned to http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/2079402/Sending-Big-Mike-some-good-vibes for the latest on Big Mike's recovery.

Final note: this thread was agreed to by both Mike 'n' Sandra.


Hardman Knott

Gym climber
Muir Woods National Monument, Mill Valley, Ca
Mar 7, 2013 - 10:00am PT
Final note: this thread was agreed to by both Mike 'n' Sandra.

Is this a first?
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 7, 2013 - 10:04am PT
Is this a first?

It might be. I also promise to record all the funds and what they were spent on, so you guys know I ain't getting no free hookers and blow!! I will post a list as we go.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 7, 2013 - 10:08am PT
^^^^Given the controversy around a fundraiser for Largo when he busted his leg, I thought I'd write that so folks know this was sanctioned by those who benefit.
No surprise party here !!! ^^^^^^^
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climber
north fork
Mar 7, 2013 - 10:29am PT
Help climber viciously attacked by Blackcomb thread. I'm down.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Mar 7, 2013 - 10:32am PT
I'm in, Mike seems to have a disproportionately large heart inside his already large frame.

Just make sure that my money goes toward the hookers and blow....or some sticky green. :)
kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
Mar 7, 2013 - 11:00am PT
How long will Mike be unable to work? Hopefully he's not a carpenter or something.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 7, 2013 - 11:22am PT
I'm a window washer and I'm currently unable to work although most of my contracts don't come up until spring. At this point we still have no idea, but I would imagine it will be at least July until I am back to lifting ladders. I will have a couple guys working for me starting in may hopefully but I also need to be able to pay them.

Sandra is the one who is currently spending more money on gas coming down here all the time and missing shifts here or there to come help me with my recovery. I don't have any extended health so after I get out if here any equipment I need to get around will be covered by me, and a pass at the recreation center so I can continue my rehab.

I also expect to be coming back to gf at least once a week for follow up therapy once I am well enough to graduate. So extra gas for my truck, assuming I will still be able to drive.

Please, if you are in dire straights yourself don't even consider it. I will figure out a way to thank those who can, maybe some prints or something.

Anyways thanks for your consideration and ALL YOUR SUPPORT SO FAR!!!

I love the taco and this communities heart is larger than any of us can conceive!!
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 7, 2013 - 11:24am PT
Sandra's on her way ! :-)
MH2

climber
Mar 7, 2013 - 11:41am PT
Help climber viciously attacked by Blackcomb thread. I'm down.


This kind of thing makes the Taco worth watching.

Oh, yeah, the community support thing is pretty good, too.
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Mar 7, 2013 - 11:48am PT
Tami,

I'm having trouble finding the correct website for direct donations. Could you (or anyone else with the correct link) post a direct link?

Thanks.

John
briham89

Big Wall climber
san jose, ca
Mar 7, 2013 - 11:53am PT
I'm in. I've never actually met the guy but he seems like a great person and everyone needs some help from time to time.

I'm located in San Jose and am a professional bicycle mechanic. The going rate for a tune up around here is $75-$90. If you donate $50 to Big Mike I will do a full tune up on your bike. I have 7 years of shop experience and run my own mechanic business out of my garage / turned bike shop. Get your bike dialed and help a fellow taco member.
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Mar 7, 2013 - 12:20pm PT
Good Luck Big Mike you can do this.
I will see what art I have that might be worthy to auction for you.
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Mar 7, 2013 - 12:46pm PT
I think I might be able to help with an auction item. Here's the deal:

Quite a few years ago, my first novel was shortlisted for the Boardman-Tasker prize for mountain literature. I thought it was a thriller about sex and drugs and rock and ice, but apparently it was literature to those Brits, and wound up taking second prize. (It was also shortlisted for a mystery novel prize in Canada.)

It was translated into six languages, anthologized, serialized, and if course eventally relegated to history.

But I managed to score a bunch of copies of the original hard cover edition, and I've still got them. Anyone who wants to help Big Mike and Sandra can contribute to the cause, and get a damn fine read in return. But no cheap'n'cheesy low bids to get a book. Give enough to make it hurt you and help them (whatever that amount is).

I'm sitting in the airport in Las Vegas right now, and won't be able to follow this thread much for a few days, but I know this amazing superhero climber chick in Vancouver named Tami, and I'm asking her to handle this for me while I'm out groveling up things that I wouldn't have given a second thought a decade or two ago.

David
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 7, 2013 - 01:44pm PT
Done, David. Auction on David's book "VORTEX" is now OPEN for bids. I'll take the high bid for the win on The Ides of March.

Caesar beware!!!!! The bids will be high !!!!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 7, 2013 - 01:58pm PT
Ok. So you can donate directly to me by going http://www.paypal.com/ and going to the send money link.

My email is m_cowper@yahoo.com.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I really didn't want to have to write this post begging for money.

but then I realized that I would be selling you prints! Which would make me a professional photographer. Who might hopefully have some images posted some mags real soon.

So I'm down.

Peace. ;)

Edit to add print info

Ok so, I got my first donation of 30$. By Jon Beck Thanks Jon!!! I won't post your name here unless you want me to, shoot me a pm. So here is the deal.

5 bucks gets you a wall paper of your choice and size. (Max 1600x800)
30 bucks gets you one 6x9 print with no watermark
50 for two.
75 for four.
100 for six.

If you want bigger ones, I can do large panos ect, I'll have to find out pricing for prints and price accordingly.

Eventually I'll set up a webpage, but for now I have my Flickr page with over 1500 images that I have posted here on supertopo.

It's here http://www.flickr.com/photos/63748573@N07/

Ill try and organize it into sets a bit better, but for now you can try and remember when I posted it and go back to that date, or if you're having trouble finding a certain image, shoot me an email!

Once you figure it out, let me know via email.

It will take me awhile to get them printed and sent off, once I get my hands on my originals again which are at home in whistler.

Thanks alot for all your help!!!

pocoloco1

Social climber
The Chihuahua Desert
Mar 7, 2013 - 03:46pm PT
Chilo's Chile
www.chiloschile.com
1 case of salsa shipped to the Highest Bidder.
Bidding closes 12:01 am Pacific Time on 03-12-2013
Bids must be posted on this thread for a time stamp and to eliminate any confusion. Proceeds go directly to Big Mike.


Get well Big Mike, your attitude inspires!!!
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Mar 7, 2013 - 03:52pm PT
Do we bid by sending a PM to the person auctioning sumtin?
And that person will do a regular update of the bids? I'm a sucker (BIG) for auctions ... Wanna get the rules down....

Susan
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Mar 7, 2013 - 04:15pm PT
Awesome idea, Tami. Big Mike more then deserves a thread like this for all his positive contributions. Plus he's just a cool dude.

I will be watching the auction items closely! I always need more gear, even when I don't haha. I would personally love to see the bids out in the open - more exciting that way, IMO.

Vancouver OT Marmot sez "Get well soon, eh?"
Vancouver OT Marmot sez "Get well soon, eh?"
Credit: Oli Gardner
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climber
north fork
Mar 7, 2013 - 06:21pm PT
Alpinestars Tech 8s Motocross boots, size 10. I wore them maybe four times. Starting bid is $120.00. I'll pay shipping and highest bid pays to Mike's paypal. Bidding ends, sh#t I don't know.
Size 10
Size 10
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johntp

Trad climber
socal
Mar 7, 2013 - 07:05pm PT
ok. This is on topic. I've got a new (ish) Dell lappy running windows 7. I have some stuff to put up for auction/sale, but when I insert the camera SD card with pics the computer does not show an icon for the SD card. I can't figure out how to access the SD card and download the photos to the hard drive.

Help.

Edit: Finding 7 pretty hard to understand as opposed to Vista in general; I'm not an IT guy.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Mar 7, 2013 - 07:08pm PT
Thanks Tami, really cool of u to start this up :-)
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 7, 2013 - 08:11pm PT
Ok so, I got my first donation of 30$. By Jon Beck Thanks Jon!!! I won't post your name here unless you want me to, shoot me a pm. So here is the deal.

5 bucks gets you a wall paper of your choice and size. (Max 1600x800)
30 bucks gets you one 6x9 print with no watermark
50 for two.
75 for four.
100 for six.

If you want bigger ones, I can do large panos ect, I'll have to find out pricing for prints and price accordingly.

Eventually I'll set up a webpage, but for now I have my Flickr page with over 1500 images that I have posted here on supertopo.

It's here http://www.flickr.com/photos/63748573@N07/

Ill try and organize it into sets a bit better, but for now you can try and remember when I posted it and go back to that date, or if you're having trouble finding a certain image, shoot me an email!

Once you figure it out, let me know via email.

It will take me awhile to get them printed and sent off, once I get my hands on my originals again which are at home in whistler.

Thanks alot for all your help!!!
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Mar 7, 2013 - 08:20pm PT
All right... here's what I can do.

Send Mike $40 and you get a free night at a SushiFest of your choice....

Also send me $30 for your second night (so this is limited to those buying in for two nights).

In fact.... I'll do this three times.... One spot for each SushiFest this year (or next year - but only one per event).

And yes... SushiFest is normally $30... so... if you're in for two nights for the one in 5 weeks you can empty your wallet even further and finish reserving your spot. /end cheap shot
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Mar 7, 2013 - 08:41pm PT
Nature, when u gonna have a sushi fest up here with all our nice fresh fish?? Yum!


Edit- hey really cool idea with the photos Mike, I'm getting some shots off u for sure!
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Mar 7, 2013 - 08:42pm PT
Is City of Rocks close enough?
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Mar 7, 2013 - 08:43pm PT
Oh u got one planned there? I wonder how far that is from here?? Hmm I should probably just check out your thread :-)
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 7, 2013 - 08:56pm PT
I wanted to come to IC!! It might be too soon though.. City of rocks would be rad!!

Thanks to everyone who had put up items so far! Maybe time for some samples??


Kyle on Mercy Street 10c




Nate on Split Beaver 10b




Rick on Genesis 10a



nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Mar 7, 2013 - 08:58pm PT
and for you Mike if/when we do City of rocks you're covered (I'm covering like 7 broke(n) climbers this event [or close to it ;-])

checking out my thread won't yield any CoR info. I considered it this year but two Creek fests (there's one in the fall as well) and a woo fest will be enough. Plus Bob D' is doing a Penitente anchor replacement and I'll probably schlep sushi down for that in June.
Michelle

Social climber
Toshi's Station, picking up power converters.
Mar 7, 2013 - 09:03pm PT
I can donate a little after April first.

Plus, your surprise is currently in process. I know you sent me your home address and posted the one for the joint your in. It should be finished next week.

Tami rocks. (Hinthint, auction a signed Tami print!)

Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 7, 2013 - 09:16pm PT
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Hell ya!!! Tami the big mike idea!!!
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Mar 7, 2013 - 09:21pm PT
I can offer up this, a limited edition print of a water color I did back in the eighties. This should be snapped up without hesitation by anyone who has staggered up the Bravo route on Waddington or who has climbed any of the magnificent granite buttresses pictured.

I figure starting at 40 bucks (unframed) and whoever doubles that amount I'll throw in another print gratis for Big Mike and Sandras place. If you triple it I'll eat my hat . Quadruple it and I might think about returning to starving artist for a career path.

Mts Combatent and Tiedemann.  Those ridges are over 1500 meters and it...
Mts Combatent and Tiedemann. Those ridges are over 1500 meters and its south facing granite, in case you're wondering.
Credit: Bruce Kay


Let me know where to send it
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 7, 2013 - 09:21pm PT
Exasperator 10c p1 (10a)


Nate on the beav 10c b&w&c


Edit ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

For 150 you get a picture of Bruce eating his hat with the print!!! ;)
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 7, 2013 - 09:24pm PT
Kyle finishing Exasperator p1 before the block fell out!!



Moonlit garabalidi


Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 7, 2013 - 09:30pm PT
Sandra on Pineapple Peel 5.8



Kyle on Blazing Saddles 10b



Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 7, 2013 - 09:32pm PT
Josh on foetus face 10d?


Dave on Black Widow 5.8




Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 7, 2013 - 09:48pm PT
Kyle solos cornflakes 5.6



Ryand on crime of the century



El Capitain at night
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 7, 2013 - 09:57pm PT
Dan on Freeblast/Salathe p1
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Mar 7, 2013 - 10:18pm PT
Holy crap. Now i gotta figure something out. I couldn't think of a better deserving person right now than you, Mike. I'm trying to find the time to come up and see you and bring some of my magical Duck Soup and some climbing mags. I could even give you some cash, but I want to do it in person. We got your back here, on more levels than you could imagine.

Peace Out, Breddah.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 7, 2013 - 10:28pm PT
A NOTE ON AUCTION BIDS & DONATION OFFERS:

I'd prefer a transparent process.

If you put up an item for bid , please check in daily to see if people have bid on your item. Provide a time line for your bidders so they know when the bidding has ended.

Please also make a post saying who won the bid.

After the bids are closed and a winner declared, the two people involved need to PM one another to get an address to send the item. Generally speaking, unless otherwise agreed upon, the sender pays postage. Don't make this messy; just deal with it.

The amount of the bid is then deposited into Mike's paypal account OR a cheque sent to his place ( PM him OR me )

If you are offering a service in return for a donation, please check in daily to see if people have posted about your service.

Further correspondence can be by PM especially if you don't want your name made public. All monies are deposited to Big Mike's paypal account or a cheque sent to his home or the hospital.

If you need either of these addresses, please PM me.

Let's keep this simple folks. I put this thread up for Mike 'n' Sandra & the idea is to KISS !!!!

Keep
It
Simple,
Stupid !!!!

:-) Most excellent to everyone 's offers.

Thanks to those of you who have PM'd me.

You guys rock.

Cheers, Tami Knight
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 7, 2013 - 11:21pm PT
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ditto. Obviously. Thanks for everything guys. You mean the world to me!!
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Mar 8, 2013 - 01:32am PT
hey there tami, big mike and all...

i have a painting to donate in a few days... it won't be the
layer upon layer, long-timer thing...

but it will be oil and it will be nice... :)

just a faster style, is all...


when i am ready, you will have to coach me how to do this...


:)
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 8, 2013 - 01:44am PT
Thank you Neebee. I don't even know what to say anymore. You are too kind!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Mar 8, 2013 - 01:57am PT
I'd bid on RR's flat hat, a Tarbuster Stetson, or a KnitLit Tam. I need some new headgear, cuz I just lost some hats to memory lapses. And I might as well get sylin'.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Mar 8, 2013 - 02:00am PT
hey there say, big mike...

god has been so good to keep me going all these years, and now it is my
turn to try and help...

i've never been able to, and i always wanted to...

course, i had kids, and back then, they came first, too...



now, i have a place where i can make things, :)

happy good eve to you! :)



ooops, i am STILL up... need to go to sleep, it is morning here, now, :O
:))
this just in

climber
north fork
Mar 8, 2013 - 07:01am PT
Size 10
Size 10
Credit: this just in
Starting bid is 120.00 by me I guess. This bid ends Friday March 15 at noon Pacific Time. C'mon throttle Jockeys!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 8, 2013 - 07:15am PT
Thanks Justin!!
harryhotdog

Social climber
north vancouver, B.C.
Mar 8, 2013 - 08:50am PT
Vortex



Exciting climbing and drug adventure set in the Cascades. This thriller was inspired by a true story which has become part of mountaineering folklore. Two climbers on Mount Redoubt, on the US-Canadian border, stumble across a crashed light aircraft with a dead pilot, an injured survivor and a cargo of cocaine. Hardcover, DJ, New. Winner of the 1990 Boardman Tasker Award,



San Francisco narcotics cop William Holley has Walter Matheson under surveillance, waiting for the cocaine dealerto make an error on one of his smuggling runs across the Canadian border. He plans an arrest when Matheson hires a light aircraft to run a key shipment over the Cascade mountains into Washington State. But the plane crashes and Matheson turns up a week later in San Francisco denying all knowledge of the affair.

Climbers Alex Townsend and Gordon Wilson are drawn into the mystery and as police and the criminals close in, Alex, Gordon and Alex's girlfriend Linda are trapped in an uncontrollable vortex of guilt, beyond their control.

David Harris unfolds his story with economy and drive, positioning and characters in cunning juxtaposition in a tense story set against the cities and mountains of western America and Canada. The book first appeared in the omnibus One Step in the Clouds and received instant acclaim.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 8, 2013 - 09:08am PT
Damn! Now I want to bid on it ;)
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 8, 2013 - 09:49am PT
PIss off Mike. No biddin' on yer own auction you retard. Go eat another cookie . Snicker, chortle, hee hee hee.
Squamish Climber

Trad climber
Shangri-La
Mar 8, 2013 - 09:57am PT
Iím liking this crowd-sourcing Taco Style to help out a great guy in need. Iíll join in by offering a shirt from Big Mikeís home crag
squamish shirt for Big Mike's auction/fundraiser
squamish shirt for Big Mike's auction/fundraiser
Credit: Squamish Climber
Bids start at $15. Limited sizes, please PM/email first.

Heal up Big Mike
 Dave
squamishclimbing.com
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 8, 2013 - 11:32am PT
Thanks Dave! You rock!!

So those who don't have PayPal or a credit card to use on there but would still like to contribute, I will gladly accept cheques, or interact e-mail transfers.

Remember. Each photo you buy helps a: my recovery and b: achieve my dream of becoming a professional photographer!! I thought about bringing prices down a bit but really, if you are buying only one print, after shipping and printing I won't make much on it, but something is always better than nothing and I'm stoked to sell prints!!

The wallpaper option is a good one too, that way I just email it and keep the five bucks...

Thanks to all!
Chris McNamara

SuperTopo staff member
Mar 8, 2013 - 12:39pm PT
I just set up eBay auction for a complete collection of signed SuperTopo books.

You can see the auction here http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=121078201371

I also threw in the very first copy of How to Big Wall Climb that i got from the printer (it is unbound). See photo below.

I set up the auction so the payment will go straight to the paypal account listed in the first post. So the winner and or Big Mike will have to get me the shipping address once the payment is made.

Bid HIGH and OFTEN!

The Very First How to Big Wall Climb SuperTopo book to come off the pr...
The Very First How to Big Wall Climb SuperTopo book to come off the press (unbound).
Credit: Chris McNamara
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climber
north fork
Mar 8, 2013 - 12:51pm PT
Those are some cool items Chris
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Mar 8, 2013 - 02:04pm PT
Credit: johntp

1962 printing. Minimum bid is $100,000

Chessler pricing.....









































































OBO, this is a classic; I will not let it go for less than $100
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 8, 2013 - 02:47pm PT
WOW!!!! Can I say WOW!!!! Again?? Amazing Chris!!

And Johntp?? Thank you!!!!

WOW!!!
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Mar 8, 2013 - 02:58pm PT
Let's hope someone falls for the minimum $100,000 bid....
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 8, 2013 - 04:35pm PT
If so then ill send everyone a few prints !! ;)
Tricouni

Mountain climber
Vancouver
Mar 8, 2013 - 05:08pm PT
Lost Arrow, U-Wall, 1967
Lost Arrow, U-Wall, 1967
Credit: Tricouni

My wall rack from the late 1960s turned up recently, and it's got some pins that were used on the first ascent of University Wall in 1967. Here's one, proceeds going to help Big Mike. 4"/10 cm overall length.

Guaranteed to have been used extensively on the wall. A bit of Squamish history, well used, not one of these pristine things that Chessler sells. Bids start at $15, end Saturday, March 16, whenever I check the email in the morning.

If nobody bids, I'll donate it to Mike as a souvenir.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Mar 8, 2013 - 05:42pm PT
hey there, say, all....


this is NOT DONE!!!
it's just to GET SOMEONE thinking on the possibility of owning it...
... will be done by monday or tues...
it is not a multi layer oil upon oil, etc, though...


edit: forgot THIS is 11 by 14
(could not buy the larger canvas, this time)

egret waiting for a shower
egret waiting for a shower
Credit: neebee

it's FEET are grasping the branches...
it still looks ODD at that point...

this is just the basic set up, above...
will pretty much be the same, but a few more details
on the bird...
and perhaps the branches, a bit,
and a last minute touch-up...


ahhh, shucks, could NOT help my self, i just don't
like to do a pic in one setting, with oil... :(

so i am putting detail layer over this...
THE EYES, face, a few branches, etc...

otherwise, they always seem like they are calling for more, to me...



well...
will put the last bit on, this weekend...
and then

WILL POST IT AS DONE! ...
WOW, i love painting birds and landscape again, :)
been so busy with portraits, :) i MISSED all this fun!!!



NOTE:
you may either email me now, as to wanting to start something
with it... or just wait...

i WILL figure out how to do all this, next week... :)
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Mar 8, 2013 - 05:51pm PT


"1962 printing. Minimum bid is $100,000

Chessler pricing..."
...


LMAO!!!...

That's a real GUD one...

climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Mar 8, 2013 - 06:03pm PT
I run my own carpet cleaning business. My standard prices are $45 two room minimum. $119 for 1200 square feet and 10Cents/sf beyond that.

I will go half that price for anyone who wishes to help Big Mike. (upto $100 total for a single job (ie 2000 SF)) All proceeds will go to Big Mike Via US Postal International Money Order. I will photo the money order and envelope and email that to you as receipt.

Mike has sent me the address to send checks to and will confirm when he gets them.

Areas of Service are Reno, Tahoe, Truckee, Carson, Fallon hell anywhere within 50 miles of Reno basically

PM me via ST and I will call. My phone will let me know within 10 minutes of an e-mail via PM.

I am not at all here to advertise my business On CMacs site. Thus I am not attaching my website. I am glad to donate my time and expenses to help a brother out. At half price it will hopefully be a great way to get those nagging carpet spots, traffic areas and procrastinating out of the way for a great price and cause.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Mar 8, 2013 - 07:07pm PT
I've got a new #2 c3 I could donate if anyone wants it.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 8, 2013 - 08:43pm PT
All right! We have another donation! I haven't confirmed with them yet so I won't post the name, but it's 100$ for six print donation!

That puts the fund at $130!

Thanks guys!

johntp

Trad climber
socal
Mar 8, 2013 - 09:50pm PT
So locker- can I take that as a bid?

Send the $100,000 to me; I'll make sure Mike receives it........
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Mar 8, 2013 - 10:02pm PT
OK here is my painting of the Painted Wall at Dawn in the Black Canyon of the Gunnison.
Credit: philo
it dimensions are 22" X 28" and it is an original oil.

I offer it up to auction off for Big Mike.
I will also be offering signed copies of several PhiloToons and even a few originals if folks are interested. More information to follow.

Who will make an opening bid for Big Mike on the Painted Wall?
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 8, 2013 - 10:12pm PT
Oh wow Philo.. Dammit. Why did I have to hurt myself??? I want that!!

Thanks to all for your generosity!!
pocoloco1

Social climber
The Chihuahua Desert
Mar 9, 2013 - 04:26am PT
Chilo's Chile
http://www.chiloschile.com
1 case of salsa shipped to the Highest Bidder.


$50.00 bid for the salsa
Powder

Trad climber
the Flower Box; Bay Area
Mar 9, 2013 - 04:56am PT
Wow~ Philo, that's pretty amazing!!

I feel that the value of this beautiful piece of art work is more than I could currently afford, but I'll make the start. : )

$40 from Powder a.k.a Cathy


Edited: Neebee, ...just noticed that you had updated your post. That's beautiful!
this just in

climber
north fork
Mar 9, 2013 - 05:23am PT
Highest bid is still @ 120.00. Six days left, get them while they're hot.
Size 10
Size 10
Credit: this just in
Chris McNamara

SuperTopo staff member
Mar 9, 2013 - 07:45am PT
For anyone who wants to donate anything to auction for Big Mike, but does want not to deal with actually auctioning it, I can help out.

The SuperTopo warehouse is set up for taking photos, packing and shipping stuff etc and we have the ebay process fairly streamlined. SuperTopo will pay the ebay fees, shipping costs and time it takes to list the items. I will put Big Mikes PayPal address in the auction so the $$$ will go directly to him.

I have this longer term idea of starting a non profit that focuses just on running small auctions for causes like this that you can read about here http://www.supertopo.com/a/SuperTopo-Guide-To-Online-Auctions-For-Causes-and-Non-Profits/a11640n.html

Crux would be getting me the items. Shipping them to me would be too expensive and a pain in the ass unless your item is really small and valuable. So this is probably just for SuperTopo folks who live close to San Rafael CA and can drop off.

Ebay photo studio and gear organizing kit ready for an online auction.
Ebay photo studio and gear organizing kit ready for an online auction.
Credit: Chris McNamara
Contact me if interested [my first name]@supertopo.com

To see what makes a good ebay auction item, read through my article or in summary: anything worth more than $50 that fits in a box that is 24 x 24 x 24 or smaller. How do you find out the eBay/auction value of something? Go to http://ebay.com and enter your item name into the search box. Next, scroll down the left column, to "Show Only" and check the box "Completed listings." The numbers with green results actually sold (red prices did not sell because they were likely over priced).

Any old patagonia clothing sells at surprisingly good prices.
hamish f

Social climber
squamish
Mar 9, 2013 - 09:20am PT
I'd like that lost arrow Glenn.
50 bucks toward the big guy's mountain of bills.
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Mar 9, 2013 - 09:25am PT
CMac. . . YOU ROOL THE EARTH!

YAY!

oxoxo

eK@
Tricouni

Mountain climber
Vancouver
Mar 9, 2013 - 09:31am PT
Hamish, the high bid is already at $50. You'll have to go higher.
G
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Mar 9, 2013 - 10:04am PT
Garmont Axon AT boots, size 28.5

Used exactly 8 days, in perfect shape. (loved the performance, but they are too small for me)

Start at $200.00 closing bid at 12pm, 16 March 2013.

Credit: Jim Brennan

Credit: Jim Brennan

Winning bid pays shipping. I will get an estimate of this cost Monday but if you happen to live in Greater Vancouver or can meet somewhere accordingly, no shipping.




Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 9, 2013 - 10:42am PT
You guys rule!!!! I love you all! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!
hamish f

Social climber
squamish
Mar 9, 2013 - 12:05pm PT
Ok, 75.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Mar 9, 2013 - 12:10pm PT
Hey I'll throw $50 at a print of that BK original! Is it still up for grabs? Wish I could drop $160 to watch you eat your hat & see u haggling with all the coupon moms at the farmers market like some of my other starving artist friends.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 9, 2013 - 12:51pm PT
^^^^^^^
Lol !!
Tricouni

Mountain climber
Vancouver
Mar 9, 2013 - 12:58pm PT
The 1965, original, blue cover
The 1965, original, blue cover
Credit: Tricouni
1965 Culbert guide, title page +inscription
1965 Culbert guide, title page +inscription
Credit: Tricouni
Dick Culbert: A Climber's Guide to the Coastal Rangers of British Columbia (International Border to Nass River)". First edition, blue cloth. Inscribed by Culbert opposite title page. Very fine but for previous owner's signature on front end paper. No fading, no bumping.

As will most copies that show up on the market, this copy lacks the separate envelope of 8 maps (all now obsolete) hand-drawn by Dick's friends. If the bidding goes high enough, I'll throw in one of my sets of such maps. Otherwise, I'll throw in photocopies.

First edition of what is still the only guide ever to the BC Coast Mountains. Bruce Fairley wrote "It remains to this day probably the fines achievement in mountain guidebook writing ever accomplished, for it sought to outline the access access and climbing routes for one of the greatest mountain ranges in the world". That's arguable, but there's no argument that it's a very fine achievement.

The book contains 12 pages on rock climbing at Squamish (written by me). Thus it's the first published guide to Squamish and of interest to historians not only of the Coast Mountains, Waddington area, and such, but to those interested in Squamish history.

Chessler and others have copies for sale from $40 (crappy shape) to $300 (nice shape). Chessler has a copy of the second edition, signed by Fred Beckey, for $150. I have never seen a copy signed by Culbert offered for sale before.

Bidding starts at $100 and ends Saturday March 16, in the morning when I check my email. All proceeds to the Big Mike fund.


EDIT: note ending date change


Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 9, 2013 - 01:08pm PT
Oh Glenn!! You shouldn't!! It's too much. Thank you all so much. It's overwhelming!!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 9, 2013 - 01:52pm PT
Hello All you beautiful amazing people!!! This is SANDRA...i'm on home laptop and silly SuperTopo won't allow me to sign out of Mikes account.

I can't express how grateful I am that we've had so much help so far...
I was just adding up how much gas I've had to spend so far going between Whistler and Vancouver. Four times in the last 12 days = $180 + $25 I gave to Tash (mike's sister) for driving us around the city the first 2 days post accident since i had come down to Vancouver via Ambulance with Mike and didn't have my own car. At first i was like hmmm, i feel kinda weird having people donate to Mike but now I'm relieved that there's a bit of financial help. I know that Mike's going to need a fair bit of money for post-GF Strong rehab/physio when he's gets home to Whistler, plus any equipment he may require to live as independently as possible upon arriving home.

So just wanted to say THANK YOU for all your help and for taking the time to get this going. I'm really truly blown away by the generosity.

Gotta get my butt to work but will post again soon,
Love to all,
Sandra
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Mar 9, 2013 - 02:06pm PT
OK here are 12 philo 'toons for your fundraising pleasure.
Having been in a similar mess a bit over a year ago I know every dollar counts.
Let's help Big Mike out. I wish I could do more.


#1;
Credit to Ydpl8s aka Scott Mossman for the inspiration to this 'toon.
Credit to Ydpl8s aka Scott Mossman for the inspiration to this 'toon.
Credit: philo
Hoh Man.

#2;
Credit: philo
Generic Crap Bivy.

#3;
Credit: philo
What do you mean no more rope?

#4;
Credit: philo
Sh#t and Pitch.

#5;
Boys will be boys
Boys will be boys
Credit: philo
Tuna Can.

#6;
Credit: philo
Say What.

#7;
Credit: philo
Another fine mess.

#8;
Credit: philo
Philbert's dilema.

#9;
Credit: philo
Hueco Thanx.

#10;
Credit: philo
Cajun Style.

#11;
Credit: philo
Indecent Exposure.

#12;
Credit: philo
Sleep Tight.


After I said I would sell the originals I remembered that most all of them are drawn on the backs of letters I wrote. Fortunately I was able to re-gather them years ago which is how they ended up in Robbie's Black Canyon Guide book.
So I am proposing to sign a limited number of prints for the fundraiser.
I know you all can just take the unsigned ones for free right off the inturdnet, but imagine if you were the one injured and in need. What do you say to a nominal fee of $10 each or three for $25 for signed 'toons. All proceeds to go to this fund raiser for Big Mike.



And here is my painting of the Painted Wall at Dawn in the Black Canyon of the Gunnison.
Credit: philo
it dimensions are 22" X 28" and it is an original oil.

I offer it up to auction off for Big Mike.
Opening bid of $40 from Powder.
second bid; $120 by Jim Brennan. Thank you Jim.
Current bid; $150 by Bruce Kay. Thank you Bruce.

Who will make a counter bid for Big Mike on the Painted Wall painting?
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 9, 2013 - 04:42pm PT
I love that painting Philo.

We have another 50$ donation! Still haven't confirmed if they want to make it public, but thank you!

That puts the Paypal account at 180$ I Also got a 50 donation via interact transfer from friend back home.

Which brings the total so far to $230.

Thanks to everyone!

Mike
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 9, 2013 - 07:21pm PT
Respectfully to philo, that book offered by Glenn ( tricouni ) is GOLD.
HOLY CRAP WHAT A TOME !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Mar 9, 2013 - 07:52pm PT
Tami I agree total GOLD!
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Mar 9, 2013 - 07:57pm PT
120.00 for the painting Philo.
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Mar 10, 2013 - 10:14am PT
Thank you Jim that is awesome. I hope you don't mind if I keep the auction going for a little while in hopes of getting more $ to Big Mike.

How does it sound if I keep it going til next Sunday?


If No one wants signed copies of the already existent 'toons I have another thought.
Folks could bid on having me do an original climbing cartoon of them and their climbing adventures or misadventures as the case may be. All proceeds to oh course go to the fundraising efforts..


Now beyond all that, there are many awesome items to bid on. Lets get the dosh flowing. Being injured and unable to work is very, very costly.

IMHO Tricouni'sincredible book should bring in $500 at least. And Tami hasn't yet posted up her great art. So keep it bumped and moving.
Cheers.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Mar 10, 2013 - 11:45am PT
hey there say, sandra, mike, and all...


my painting is nearly done and will be posted up,
perhaps tonight, or tomorrow...

you can look back a few pages and see it now...

it is only 11 by 14, as that was the only canvas i had available,
but it is a very nice oil...

i don't know if i will be able to afford the postage, though,
as i get tapped out early, by the end of the month, so
hopefully someone will still bid on it, anyway, :)


will post more details, tonight, :)
hamie

Social climber
Thekoots
Mar 10, 2013 - 02:18pm PT
Hey Nails
Are you sure that is YOUR pin??? Looks kinda familiar.... :)

That Culbert guide should fetch $250- minimum. Looks great.

Everyone is soooo generous.

I hope Dave still has an XL Squish t-shirt.
Tricouni

Mountain climber
Vancouver
Mar 10, 2013 - 02:27pm PT
Are you sure that is YOUR pin??? Looks kinda familiar.... :)

Absolutely sure. But they all look pretty much alike, don't they? I can't remember what sort of tape marking I had on most of mine; I changed it a couple of times, I know. This particular one was obviously overdriven a time or two.

No bids on the Culbert guide yet. Strange.

hamie

Social climber
Thekoots
Mar 10, 2013 - 03:09pm PT
Overdriven?? Clearly not one of mine. ha ha.

Remember when a pin referred to a piton, and not some kind of bank security code?
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Mar 10, 2013 - 03:42pm PT
philo - you saying that is an original? not some lame-o lithograph print? Ok I'll bump it to 150$ (sorry jimbo)

Ryan - The kid has bid $60 so far so if you go to 80 you get to see me eat a hat.

Tricouni - I already got one, otherwise I'd bid. funny about the lack of action there. That book and the pin are collectors items that should really be in the Smithsonian. I've got a Ricardo Cassin ring angle I bootied off the Cassin Ridge..... no way in hell I'm giving that up!
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Mar 10, 2013 - 03:45pm PT
Bruce, not only is it an original oil painting but it is the first "real" painting I've done in over 20 years. Thanks for the boost.
Gilroy

Social climber
Bolderado
Mar 10, 2013 - 03:56pm PT
Enough ridiculosity already. I'll get the bidding started on Tricouni's guide at $150 though I know I don't stand a chance in hell of getting it for that price. I drew a deep breath when I saw the condition it is in. And the condition Big Mike is in.

'Stead of donating to the vets and homeless this year.... Going the bro-bra route.
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Mar 10, 2013 - 04:02pm PT
Good on ya Soy Cabron.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Mar 10, 2013 - 04:11pm PT
Folks could bid on having me do an original climbing cartoon of them and their climbing adventures or misadventures as the case may be. All proceeds to oh course go to the fundraising efforts..


This is actually a pretty good idea, as anyone who has been on the butt end of one of Tami's ratology scatologies. Would you also lampoon a target of my choice?
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Mar 10, 2013 - 04:28pm PT
Absofreekinlutely!
Gilroy

Social climber
Bolderado
Mar 10, 2013 - 04:58pm PT
why, thanks, philo.

I figure just the propect of that venerable tome leaving the country and going to a wanking Yank, of all people, should be enough to cause a consortium of Canucks to conspire to confound me, eh.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 10, 2013 - 05:13pm PT
Glenn just visited me and brought dick's book . It is in immaculate condition!! Looks like it was printed yesterday!! So cool!!

Thanks to everyone!!
Tricouni

Mountain climber
Vancouver
Mar 10, 2013 - 06:17pm PT
Thanks, Gilroy!
Gilroy

Social climber
Bolderado
Mar 10, 2013 - 06:30pm PT
My pleasure, monsieur! Back at ya. Good cause and all...
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Mar 10, 2013 - 06:51pm PT
hey there, say, tami, mike, sandra and all...


here's my 11 by 14 oil, on canvas...


opening it for $75.00...
(will sign it before i send it, it is not dry yet)


egret waiting for a shower... by neebeeshaabookway... author of the ja...
egret waiting for a shower... by neebeeshaabookway... author of the jake smith ranch series... (seizure and head injury awareness novel and short stories)
Credit: neebee


HOPE it will be just what someone's been needing...

it MAY BE an heirloom someday:
it is from the sister of chappy--well known rock climber...
and the sister of walter chapman of chapman designs, in los altos...

OH--AND, neice of the late ellen walters, of the cleveland museum of natural history, in ohio, :)

THERE, ;) that ought to do it, :))
(and, it's all true)...

oh, and from me, neebee... :)
*i don't got much to stand on, so i WILL stand on THEIR shoulders
for now, :)


i do not how to do all this, so just either email me or mike...

IF anyone should want it and it is taken, and you want to bid,
then we will go from there...


it IS not very larger, remember... so it may not bring any
more than that... :)
but:
it's a 'well pitched ball', :)




edit:
if i remember right, when i send these as gifts,
postage is about 8 bucks? to 10 bucks, depending
on the boxes i get...


i just only have a saved amount to live on this month,
so i can't pay postage, :(

BUT--if mike gets the money now, and
YOU CAN TRUST ME...

i CAN DO THE POSTAGE in april, i will set it aside, from
my regular needs... >:D
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Mar 10, 2013 - 07:13pm PT
Neebee it is a beautiful piece of art and a wonderful offer.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Mar 10, 2013 - 07:36pm PT
hey there say, philo... thank you... :)
i love birds... 'especially egrets... and herons...
and well, a whole handful more, :))

was not the layer upon layers, so it was
able to be done, faster...

is two layers, well, one, and the details...
:)
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 10, 2013 - 09:13pm PT
Very nice Neebee. Thanks!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 10, 2013 - 11:39pm PT
Ok so i have another 40 dollar donation!

The PayPal account is at 220, and a 50 dollar private donation.

The list of donors so far is,
Jon Beck -30
E6 100
Crunch-50
Newest-40
Friend-50

Thanks to all and all those folks who have stuff up for
Auction also!!
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Mar 11, 2013 - 09:29am PT
Bumping this to the top to help an injured fellow climber.
Come on tribe.
pocoloco1

Social climber
The Chihuahua Desert
Mar 11, 2013 - 11:44am PT
"Chilo's Chile
http://www.chiloschile.com
1 case of salsa shipped to the Highest Bidder.
Bidding closes 12:01 am Pacific Time on 03-12-2013
Bids must be posted on this thread for a time stamp and to eliminate any confusion. Proceeds go directly to Big Mike.


Get well Big Mike, your attitude inspires!!! "




12 hours remaining until bidding closes. The high bid is $60.00
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Mar 11, 2013 - 11:47am PT
The kidcormier has offered $25 for a print of Another Fine Mess.
Thanks Kid.



Seeing someone as young and vibrant as Big Mike in a wheel chair is hard for me. I hate those things and have always feared being trapped in one. Let's get him out of it as soon as possible. Glad to see he still has stoke.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 11, 2013 - 12:57pm PT
The 1965, original, blue cover
The 1965, original, blue cover
Credit: Tricouni

This historical Squamish treasure deserves more.. Bid it up boys and girls!!!

Ps I walked 15 steps today on the paralell bars, and did my first solo standing transfer!!!
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 11, 2013 - 03:56pm PT
Happy Monday Big Mike - and we are in fer another Pineapple Express so no worries about not skiin' :-D !!!

Yer up and on yer hind legs most excellent. Good to hear.


As for the "other fundraisers" and "fundraisers" in general.......I feel we should be able to have whatever fundraiser we feel we need for our friend/s. One doesn't distract from the other. For my part, I participate in those of folks I know. I don't necessarily participate in those of folks I don't know. It's not a bad thing nor a good thing.........it's just the way things are.

So please, Mike, feel NO "guilt" in being more or less deserving then someone else. Everyone is deserving except , of course, Wall St. Bankers. May they rotate in the first ring of hell...........

:-)
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Mar 11, 2013 - 03:58pm PT
^^^^^^^^^^^what Tami said +++++++

Susan
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 11, 2013 - 04:38pm PT
Thanks gals. You're right. This is supertopo. Someone is always going to have a problem with something. I wish blitzo had posted sooner when I was in a better position to help.
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Mar 11, 2013 - 04:41pm PT
What goes around comes around.
And a lot of good goes around the TacoStand,


Mouse from merced, get back to me.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 11, 2013 - 05:11pm PT
Thx Phil ^^^^ I hope you are able to take on the Mouse. He has a sweet idea.
:-)

Thx oh great Goat of the Sea :-)
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Mar 11, 2013 - 05:41pm PT
As for the "other fundraisers" and "fundraisers" in general.......I feel we should be able to have whatever fundraiser we feel we need for our friend/s. One doesn't distract from the other. For my part, I participate in those of folks I know. I don't necessarily participate in those of folks I don't know. It's not a bad thing nor a good thing.........it's just the way things are.

So please, Mike, feel NO "guilt" in being more or less deserving then someone else. Everyone is deserving except , of course, Wall St. Bankers. May they rotate in the first ring of hell...........

Hear! Hear!

OXOXOXO

eK@
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climber
north fork
Mar 11, 2013 - 06:02pm PT
Yeah there is always going to be someone in more need, but that doesn't mean you don't need help Mike. You are in a wheelchair and there are few people on here I'd rather help. I appreciate what you contribute here and look forward to your future trips.

I'm in your playground and enjoying myself. Snows not the greatest, but good enough and hopefully it's gunna dump the next couple days. Dude you coulda waited a few weeks before hurting yourself, would have liked boarding with you;-)Next time.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 11, 2013 - 08:47pm PT
I know eh Justin! Darnit!! Come visit me if you have time bud. I'd love to meet ya!!

We have another 50 dollar donation!

That puts the pot at 330! I will post up names when the donors get back to me if they wish!!

Ps are we really going to let that book go south??
MH2

climber
Mar 11, 2013 - 08:53pm PT
Don't dis my fundraiser for Wall Street bankers.
pocoloco1

Social climber
The Chihuahua Desert
Mar 11, 2013 - 08:54pm PT
c-note for the book
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Mar 11, 2013 - 08:57pm PT
Big Mike, you and Blitzo are both in need thru no fault of your own. I'm there for both of you....trying to figure out how to maximize. I could contribute some money or guiding time for a donor might be more lucrative, just need to figure out how to market it. Two days at Indian Creek or the Black Canyon with me doing the cooking......you will eat well.
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Mar 11, 2013 - 09:00pm PT
Two days at Indian Creek or the Black Canyon with me doing the cooking......you will eat well.
But you'll pay for it in sweat and tears by climbing and trying to keep up with him.


Donini, you could buy a painting. hint hint nudge nudge.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Mar 11, 2013 - 09:08pm PT
Sounds good Philo but i'm on a retiree's budget and might be able to raise more with sweat and tears.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Mar 11, 2013 - 09:11pm PT
I think you would only be satisfied if someone was SMILING after you dealt the sweat and tears, Jim !
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Mar 11, 2013 - 09:13pm PT
Donini It is actually a magnificent offer of you. And I hope the Tacoids see it for the tremendous opportunity it is. I was only phunnin.

About the art not the sweat and tears.
They don't call you Dameanie because you are sluggish on the approach.

I mean I would do it for the chance to climb with you but I'd need a two day head start.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Mar 11, 2013 - 09:14pm PT
The strangest things put a smile on climber's faces.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Mar 11, 2013 - 09:18pm PT
Yes, like out bidding a friend.

$160.00 for the painting Philo.
Gilroy

Social climber
Bolderado
Mar 11, 2013 - 09:26pm PT

You're a day late and half a C-note shy, pocoloco. Play again, please.

I'll get the bidding started on Tricouni's guide at $150
pocoloco1

Social climber
The Chihuahua Desert
Mar 11, 2013 - 09:33pm PT
Well, i missed your bid. Let's see how this unfolds.
Gilroy

Social climber
Bolderado
Mar 11, 2013 - 09:36pm PT
NP. It should bring more than that before all is said and done. Bidding goes on until 3/23 if I remember correctly.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Mar 11, 2013 - 09:38pm PT
Arg! you bastard! 170$
pocoloco1

Social climber
The Chihuahua Desert
Mar 11, 2013 - 09:40pm PT
Your spirit is in the right place Gilroy. 12 days to go.
Tricouni

Mountain climber
Vancouver
Mar 11, 2013 - 09:46pm PT
Urk....


**For the U.Wall piton and the Culbert guide,

Bidding ends on the morning of March 16 (not the 23rd).**


I gotta get the items in the mail that day. SORRY for the confusion.

Tricouni

Mountain climber
Vancouver
Mar 11, 2013 - 09:50pm PT
There are multiple bids on both my auction items.
Current high bids are

$250 for the U. Wall pin

$200 for the Culbert guidebook.

Gilroy

Social climber
Bolderado
Mar 11, 2013 - 09:55pm PT
Whoops. Didn't see the bump on the book bid.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Mar 11, 2013 - 09:55pm PT
250 bucks for an old pin? Man I've got Cassin iron from the Cassin ridge, an old Beckey horizontal from Nooksack Tower, A ring angle from the east face of Huascaran............ Maybe I can put my kids through university after all!
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 11, 2013 - 09:55pm PT
^^^^^^^^^^^ROCKIN!!!! ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^








I mean NAIL's post above ;-)

Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Mar 11, 2013 - 10:01pm PT
I have an item to auction. A tumbled agate found with loving care by Plaidman on one of the beaches here in Oregon. I just started wrapping with wire. So here ya go Mike. I hope this helps. I will send this to the highest bidder.
Suggested starting bid $40.00

Plaid
Credit: Plaidman

Credit: Plaidman

Credit: Plaidman
Tricouni

Mountain climber
Vancouver
Mar 11, 2013 - 10:17pm PT
Whoops. Didn't see the bump on the book bid.

It came in by email. I'm treating it as anonymous for now.
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Mar 11, 2013 - 10:24pm PT
That's beautiful Plaidman.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Mar 11, 2013 - 10:28pm PT
Danmit Bruce, you are a bigger pin robber than I ever was.

Sinclair once exclaimed how he had fixed pitons up the last pitch of the Squamish Buttress so all people could aid climb the 10b corner.

What a mistake saying it in front of the Bear and me !
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 11, 2013 - 10:48pm PT
Very nice plaid ;) thanks. Wow guys! Killing it. Donini, when I get better i will be contacting you about a visit to either Indian Creek or the Black Canyon, now that sounds like fun!! I will be training hard so you don't totally kick my butt and I will (hopefully) be able to follow your leads!!

Sounds like Sandra and I will be doing the ultimate climbing road trip when I heal up to meet all my new friends!! ;)

Have I mentioned how much I appreciate everything y'all are doing???

You guys rule!!

Sinclair once exclaimed how he had fixed pitons up the last pitch of the Squamish Buttress so all people could aid climb the 10b corner.

Mr wild took his last pin out this year! They call it 10c now btw. Definitely easier than the pillar which somehow maintains it's mystical 10b rating.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Mar 11, 2013 - 10:57pm PT
Compare the Split Pillar to the first pitch of Outer Limits in Yosemite and report back !
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Mar 11, 2013 - 11:17pm PT
No prob Mike. Hope to climb with ya soon. It's the least I could do for a bro.

Never met ya. Have a feeling yur a kindred spirit though. Heal up quick. Sending BIG Vibes ur way!

Plaid
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 12, 2013 - 07:33am PT
Plaidman- you're probably right ;)

Thanks Russ!!
this just in

climber
north fork
Mar 12, 2013 - 07:37am PT
Size 10
Size 10
Credit: this just in
4 days left. Still at 120.00. I know there's some throttle Jockies that are lurking....
hamish f

Social climber
squamish
Mar 12, 2013 - 07:46am PT
250 for an old stubby horizontal. I've got to hunt around for my old aid rack.
pocoloco1

Social climber
The Chihuahua Desert
Mar 12, 2013 - 08:06am PT
Russ takes the salsa,thanks Russ! I will send the package out today.Please send the coin directly to Big Mike.
pocoloco1

Social climber
The Chihuahua Desert
Mar 12, 2013 - 08:38am PT
8 and 4 out the door for Russ.

Get well Big Mike!!! Your stoke is contagious, and that's a good thing.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 12, 2013 - 09:54am PT
We have our first wiener!!! ;) Russ sent me 65$ for some salsa!! Good to go! Thanks Russ!!! May your eggs be spicy and your nachos, salsafied!!

Thank you pocoloco! May your stoke burn eternal. Send me your address ill send ya a print!!
pocoloco1

Social climber
The Chihuahua Desert
Mar 12, 2013 - 10:48am PT
Thanks Big Mike,one of your prints would be cool. Please wait until your out of the hospital.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 12, 2013 - 10:52am PT
That's a given ;) got to get to my home computer first ;)
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Mar 12, 2013 - 10:54am PT
mike you up for visitors today? Do you have a VCR by any chance?
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 12, 2013 - 11:05am PT
Yes and yes Bruce! Busy till about 3, so after that? Sweet!
MH2

climber
Mar 12, 2013 - 11:10am PT
I see they have some nice stuff at GF Strong. How about a stove to cook on?
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 12, 2013 - 11:18am PT
The PayPal account is at 333.69, and a 50 dollar private donation.

The list of donors so far is,
Jon Beck -30
E6 100
Crunch-50
Anon?-40
Kennyt-50
Friend-50
Russ-65 for The salsa donated by pocoloco

Wow! And we are just getting started!

No stove MH2 unfortunately, unless i don't know about it..
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Mar 12, 2013 - 11:26am PT
$25 for a signed print of Another Fine Mess from the kidcormier.
And excuse me for being lost but who has the current top bid on the Painted Wall?
thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Mar 12, 2013 - 11:50am PT
I will send over some moola when I Finnish bidding, as I am also bidding on Bruce Kays painting, any word what the price is at??

Bmacd has donated a new, never used rope guard, equipped with heavy duty haulbag material, Velcro and a little clamp to hold it in place.

Bidding starts at $25.

It's about time Brucey started participating in the auction, we were starting to thing he was a cheapskate. :)
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Mar 12, 2013 - 11:50am PT
me at 170$


I'm confused as to when bidding ends, where to send cheques and cash etc. Not that I'm complaining. I mean thats half the fun. I'm just hoping that Jimbo is too pre-occupied off bossing around some glue sniffing dry wallers (no offence Rolf!) to notice I've out bid him.

Maybe we can close this deal right now? I could slip Mike the dough this afternoon ya know?
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 12, 2013 - 11:57am PT
Bruce you can use Mike's paypal account
m_cowper at yahoo dot com

OR send a cheque to MIke c/o
GFStrong Clinic
Rm 228 , 4255 Laurel St.
Vancouver V5Z 2G9

Or his home addy & PM me for that.........
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Mar 12, 2013 - 12:00pm PT
any word what the price is at??

Not sure. I'm pretty sure I still don't have to eat my hat yet. Go hash it out with Ryan. Also, its not a painting - its an el gypo lithograph print. Just so you know. Thats why its going cheap.
Baby Doll

Trad climber
Squamish
Mar 12, 2013 - 12:03pm PT
Stoked to see all this coming together. Thanks for helping Mike out everyone. :)
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Mar 12, 2013 - 12:15pm PT
its not a painting - its an el gypo lithograph print. Just so you know. Thats why its going cheap.

So just to be clear.

The Painted wall IS an original Oil, the first I've painted in more than 2 decades.
Current bid $170 by Bruce Kay.

AND as it so happens the Damn fine Mess 'toon does not have a personal letter on the flip side but rather another 'toon. Side B of this historic record is the original of Philbert's Dilema.
I know exactly what it's like to be in dire need and realize that like Big Mike any of us can go from vibrant stoke to wheel chair in a heartbeat.
I would let the ORIGINAL go for a good cause, BUT the Dollar Donation would have to be substantially higher than $25 for a signed print. Or is my ego getting in the way.

With all due respect to the wonderful crazy outbidders out there I think I will stick to the plan and keep the auction going till Midnight on Sun 3/17. So come on Clan kick it up for a busted brother.
Scrubber

climber
Straight outta Squampton
Mar 12, 2013 - 01:04pm PT
Woah now! You'll be happy you held on to your cash till today! Up for bidding are two (2,deux,II,>1 and <3) semi-vintage mountaineering axes to make your collection complete.

You probably thought that by having Ed Wymper's alpenstock from the FA of the Matterhorn, and Maurice's from that French picnic on Annapurna, that your collection was at it's pinnacle. But why haven't the babes (or dudes) been knockin' down your door? I'll tell you why: You don't own a MSR Tomahawk, or a Forrest Neve. Don't dispair! No need to hang yourself with that overpriced braided cord you got from Chessler. You have one more chance. Not only could you own these inspiring pieces of history, and help out Big Mike, but you might get some action too. (Not sure if Mike is supplying that last part. You'll have to discuss it with him after you win the bidding.)

First up is a very fine Forrest Neve mountaineering axe. It shows almost no signs of use. Just a few paint scratches. Was probably bought by some poser just to hang above the mantle. It has never had a file taken to any part of it. It's that minty! Hold onto your socks:

It's magnetism is clearly illustrated by my pelvic thrust into the bot...
It's magnetism is clearly illustrated by my pelvic thrust into the bottom of the picture.
Credit: Scrubber
The real deal!
The real deal!
Credit: Scrubber
Decal is a little worn from having to beat away the swarmin' ladies
Decal is a little worn from having to beat away the swarmin' ladies
Credit: Scrubber

Next is one of the finest examples of early aluminum mountain slayer technology to still exist. "Why are there so few?", you ask. Because they were made of aluminum you doofus. Forged from the finest scrap that Boeing left in their dumpster, MSR came up with one of the earliest superlight alu axes. This in no normal ultralight axe though! this is the super-high velocity armour piercing variety. Check it out. The tip of the pick and the spike have a steel core! (might be kryptonite, I'm not sure) It's like a concealed weapon! That alpine ice runnel might be laughing you and your beer-can-axe off; until you split it stem to stern with your TOMAHAWK!!!
Only those with the skill and purity of heart to draw Excalibur from the stone should even think about going down this road. Are you worthy?

OMG! Its beautiful.
OMG! Its beautiful.
Credit: Scrubber
That might be dried dragon blood on the pick. Awaiting DNA results.
That might be dried dragon blood on the pick. Awaiting DNA results.
Credit: Scrubber
Like the retractable claws of a tiger!
Like the retractable claws of a tiger!
Credit: Scrubber
Is that the tip of a North Korean ICBM? No, it looks newer and might p...
Is that the tip of a North Korean ICBM? No, it looks newer and might penetrate deeper.
Credit: Scrubber

Let the bidding frenzy begin at $20 each!

Kris
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Mar 12, 2013 - 01:09pm PT
Srubber that was the funniest damn auction entry offer I have ever heard.
Well played sir, well played. TFPU!
Scrubber

climber
Straight outta Squampton
Mar 12, 2013 - 01:27pm PT
Geeze, I even wrote the name of the MSR axe down wrong. It's obviously the even more desireable THUNDERBIRD! The post is so long it won't let me edit...
bmacd

Trad climber
100% Canadian
Mar 12, 2013 - 01:53pm PT
How much for a Black Canyon long route Jim ?
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Mar 12, 2013 - 02:06pm PT
OK here is the skinny on which philotoons are available as originals and which are available as signed prints only.


#1; Hoh Man. This appeared in Alpinist #27. Prints only the original is in the Ydpl8s collection.
Credit to Ydpl8s aka Scott Mossman for the inspiration to this 'toon.
Credit to Ydpl8s aka Scott Mossman for the inspiration to this 'toon.
Credit: philo

#2; Generic Crap Bivy. This is available as an original with a second 'toon, Bivy Excavation, on side B.
Credit: philo

#3; What do you mean no more rope? Available as a single original.
Credit: philo

#4; Sh#t and Pitch. Available as a two-fer with a side B 'toon called Butt Breath. pic posted later.
Credit: philo

#5; Tuna Can. Available as a single original.
Boys will be boys
Boys will be boys
Credit: philo

#6; Say What. Available as a two-fer original with Charmin Gully on the flip side.
Credit: philo

#7; Another fine mess. Available as a two-fer original with Philbert's Dilema on the flip side.
Credit: philo

#8; Philbert's dilema. Available as a two-fer original with Another Fine Mess on the flip side.
Credit: philo

#9;Hueco Thanx. This appeared in Alpinist #39. Available as a single original.
Credit: philo


#10; Cajun Style. Available as a single original.
Credit: philo

#11; Indecent Exposure. This was the illustration for Matt Samat's story in Alpinist #31. Available as a single original.
Credit: philo

#12; Sleep Tight. Available as a single original.
Credit: philo



#13; Yin Yang aka Philbert's Dilema redux. This appeared in Alpinist #34. Available as a single original
Credit: philo


Signed prints are being offered at $10 each and/or 3 for $25. Though the kidcormier graciously offered $25 for just one.

Originals should be auctioned for a fair amount more. I am thinking an opening bid of $75 for a single and $150 for doubles seems about right.
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Mar 12, 2013 - 03:56pm PT
Mike what do they do with the staples once they take them out of your back? If someone will cough up $250 fer one of Tricouni's old Uwall pins imagine what they will pay for ironwork that's been nailed into YOU!
nah000

Mountain climber
canuckistan
Mar 12, 2013 - 04:02pm PT
wickedly entertaining write-up, Scrubber!
cowpoke

climber
Mar 12, 2013 - 05:01pm PT
When i try the m_cowper@yahoo.com address that tami notes, i get a message saying this may be a phishing site and requires a password -- Haven't read through full thread yet, but am I doing something wrong??

Will use snail mail if I can't figure it out
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Mar 12, 2013 - 05:11pm PT
Ok no takers yet on the carpet cleaning offer.. cmon folks you know your carpets look like crap from tracking dirt all winter and your dogs peed in the corner and whatnot.. now's the time to get em done dirt cheap and help Mike out.

Stop the procrastinating :) Make your gal happy!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 12, 2013 - 05:12pm PT
What? My email is a fishing site??? Doubt it?? Seems to work fine???

Got it cowpoke! Thanks!

Scrubber that description was rad!!
cowpoke

climber
Mar 12, 2013 - 05:16pm PT
^^^ok, Mike, I'm confused -- I'm trying to find your Paypal account to donate

Edit: think I got it figured out
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Mar 12, 2013 - 06:58pm PT
c-note for the book

Which book?

Edit: Reading backwards it looks like Culberts
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Mar 12, 2013 - 07:22pm PT
Hey Luke ur top bid on BKs print, $60 I think. Just trying to to figure out if I can swing the $80 to see him chow his hat down. When's ur auction finished BK??
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Mar 12, 2013 - 08:29pm PT
Big Mike are you keeping track of all this? I mean what else ya gotsta do ya slacker?
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Mar 12, 2013 - 08:38pm PT
Geez Bruce, it's getting close...

I hope you meant a nacho hat !


bmacd

Trad climber
100% Canadian
Mar 12, 2013 - 08:57pm PT
My opening bid of $250 USD is on a guided Grade V climb in The Black Canyon of Gunninson with Jim Doninni - proceeds to be split between Blitzo and Big Mike

Luke Cormier is managing the Petzl rope guard Edge Protector auction on my behalf

Edit: My stepfather had multiple myeloma, so I am very familiar with this horrible disease, much sympathy to you Blitzo ....
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Mar 12, 2013 - 09:31pm PT
Nice one bmacd. If you get a guided Black Canyon grade V and a Donini dinner for $250 consider it a bargain to tell your grand kids about.
Scrubber

climber
Straight outta Squampton
Mar 12, 2013 - 09:46pm PT
I'll take the rope edge guard for $25.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 12, 2013 - 09:46pm PT
Philo- Yes sir, I am keeping track. I have a list of donors,

The PayPal account is at 438.04, and a 50 dollar private donation.

The list of donors so far is,
Jon Beck -30
E6 100
Crunch-50
Anon?-40
Kennyt-50
Friend-50
Russ-65 for The salsa donated by pocoloco
Cowpoke-50
Hamie Mutch-55 for a tshirt donated by Dave aka Squamish Climber

I will be sending auction donors prints for their items as well.

I know the kid won an item but since I have yet to receive funds I have not added that item to the list yet.

I actually had a very busy day today with three appointments and Bruce k visited as well as my mom. I was so tired I passed out on her, and slept for a good 3 hours.

Ps ya Bruce! You better get on some multis before you head down there!!
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Mar 12, 2013 - 09:48pm PT
That probably did your mom a lot of good to see you resting.
bmacd

Trad climber
100% Canadian
Mar 12, 2013 - 10:00pm PT
Scrubber - nice bid on a hard to find item - Luke will set you up with the rope guard, something I am sure you will make good use of

Mike - the Black Canyon bidding has only just begun, I am sure there will be many bidders - and It's Doninnis discretion as I don't think this is what he had in mind - but I'm serious ....

Hey How about an Auction for Cosmic !!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 12, 2013 - 10:03pm PT
Patrick Sawyer could use one also.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 12, 2013 - 10:04pm PT
So couldda lotta folks. Use an auction thattiz.......


BUTT THIS ONE IZFER MIKE !!!
harryhotdog

Social climber
north vancouver, B.C.
Mar 12, 2013 - 10:09pm PT
I'm bidding on the Super Topo guides so don't anybody else bid on them or else. Chris should take some lessons from this kid.

Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Mar 12, 2013 - 10:09pm PT
"Hey How about an Auction for Cosmic !! "







I'm not for SALE!!!!or Auction!
photo not found
Missing photo ID#195958
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 12, 2013 - 10:29pm PT
That kid rules!! ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ LOL!!!
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Mar 12, 2013 - 11:29pm PT
Nice one bmacd. If you get a guided Black Canyon grade V and a Donini dinner for $250 consider it a bargain to tell your grand kids about.

No kidding. If he rises to the bait the first thing I'd ask is whats his liability policy like and is he serving Itchy bum noodles!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 12, 2013 - 11:36pm PT
Ok. I thought I would bump some stuff I haven't seen bids on yet...

Auction on David's book "VORTEX" is now OPEN for bids.

Exciting climbing and drug adventure set in the Cascades. This thriller was inspired by a true story which has become part of mountaineering folklore. Two climbers on Mount Redoubt, on the US-Canadian border, stumble across a crashed light aircraft with a dead pilot, an injured survivor and a cargo of cocaine. Hardcover, DJ, New. Winner of the 1990 Boardman Tasker Award, original hardcover edition!

This book sounds excellent and Dave says he has a couple of copies so bid it up people!
No starting bid or auction end date as of yet.


Briham is doing bike tunes..
I'm located in San Jose and am a professional bicycle mechanic. The going rate for a tune up around here is $75-$90. If you donate $50 to Big Mike I will do a full tune up on your bike. I have 7 years of shop experience and run my own mechanic business out of my garage / turned bike shop. Get your bike dialed and help a fellow taco member.

This just in has some moto x kicks for sale!!
Alpinestars Tech 8s Motocross boots, size 10. I wore them maybe four times. Starting bid is $120.00. I'll pay shipping and highest bid pays to Mike's paypal. Bidding ends, sh#t I don't know.

Size 10
Size 10
Credit: this just in


Nature has a deal on sushifest tickets!!
Send Mike $40 and you get a free night at a SushiFest of your choice....

Also send me $30 for your second night (so this is limited to those buying in for two nights).

In fact.... I'll do this three times.... One spot for each SushiFest this year (or next year - but only one per event).

And yes... SushiFest is normally $30... so... if you're in for two nights for the one in 5 weeks you can empty your wallet even further and finish reserving your spot. /end cheap shot


Then there is this Neebee original!!

it MAY BE an heirloom someday:
it is from the sister of chappy--well known rock climber...
and the sister of walter chapman of chapman designs, in los altos...

OH--AND, neice of the late ellen walters, of the cleveland museum of natural history, in ohio, :)
edit: forgot THIS is 11 by 14

egret waiting for a shower... by neebeeshaabookway... author of the ja...
egret waiting for a shower... by neebeeshaabookway... author of the jake smith ranch series... (seizure and head injury awareness novel and short stories)
Credit: neebee


Climb2ski will clean your carpets and send all the money to me!!!

I run my own carpet cleaning business. My standard prices are $45 two room minimum. $119 for 1200 square feet and 10Cents/sf beyond that.

I will go half that price for anyone who wishes to help Big Mike. (upto $100 total for a single job (ie 2000 SF)) All proceeds will go to Big Mike Via US Postal International Money Order. I will photo the money order and envelope and email that to you as receipt.


Brandon has a small c3 up for bids
I've got a new #2 c3 I could donate.

Johntp' had a climbers guide to the high Sierra,1962 printing which looks to be in excellent condition!!

Credit: johntp


Jim Brennan has these brand new touring boots!!
Garmont Axon AT boots, size 28.5

Used exactly 8 days, in perfect shape. (loved the performance, but they are too small for me)

Start at $200.00 closing bid at 12pm, 16 March 2013.

Credit: Jim Brennan

Credit: Jim Brennan

Plaidmans lovely jewelry which I would actually love to get for my beautiful girlfriend..
A tumbled agate found with loving care by Plaidman on one of the beaches here in Oregon. I just started wrapping with wire. So here ya go Mike. I hope this helps. I will send this to the highest bidder.

Suggested starting bid $40.00

Credit: Plaidman

Bid these up people. All very nice items.

Thank you for all your support and donations!!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 12, 2013 - 11:38pm PT
No kidding. If he rises to the bait the first thing I'd ask is whats his liability policy like and is he serving Itchy bum noodles!

Jim already offered two days in Indian Creek or the Black Caynon + dinner so it seems pretty feasible..
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Mar 12, 2013 - 11:40pm PT
Auction on David's book "VORTEX" is now OPEN for bids.

Exciting climbing and drug adventure set in the Cascades. This thriller was inspired by a true story which has become part of mountaineering folklore. Two climbers on Mount Redoubt, on the US-Canadian border, stumble across a crashed light aircraft with a dead pilot, an injured survivor and a cargo of cocaine. Hardcover, DJ, New. Winner of the 1990 Boardman Tasker Award, original hardcover edition!


Cool. Dave Harris's auto biography. I bid a buck fifty to get it going. Does it come with a piton?
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 12, 2013 - 11:43pm PT
I wonder if ghost has any left on his pin rack... Is that 1.50$ or 150.00$? ;)
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Mar 12, 2013 - 11:49pm PT
Go to bed mike. Didn't the nice lady with the rubber gloves say you had a big day tomorrow?

When's ur auction finished BK??

Not sayin'
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 12, 2013 - 11:58pm PT
Yes sir... Thanks for the climbing porn and vids today Bruce! And of course the visit!!! Have fun in Cham!! Ps I will donate the extra 20 if you eat your hat here in my room at gf strong ;)
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Mar 13, 2013 - 12:06am PT
oh so now you're starting to give all the money back huh? I don't know about this welfare state stuff you guys. I was there today and Mike is looking a bit like Marie Antoinette in there. Huge piles of loot and get well cards, Ladies with rubber gloves rubbing lotion all over him. It kinda looked like he was planning on staying a while..... so long as the bills keep getting paid - know what I mean?

I suggest we introduce a performance clause. No pay out until he's climbing 5.13c again. Lets go Republican on him.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 13, 2013 - 12:15am PT
No, that 20$ would be from my line of credit. All the PayPal funds will be accounted for and used for expenses incurred due to my injury. Everything will be recorded and posted so you guys know exactly where it went. No hookers and blow here... ;)

Sleep now.. See you tomorrow funny guy ;)
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Mar 13, 2013 - 07:34am PT
I got one bid from SCseagoat for $50. Next!
Credit: Plaidman
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 13, 2013 - 08:45am PT
Nice plaid.

Bringing this post back to the top

Ok. I thought I would bump some stuff I haven't seen bids on yet...

Auction on David's book "VORTEX" is now OPEN for bids.

Exciting climbing and drug adventure set in the Cascades. This thriller was inspired by a true story which has become part of mountaineering folklore. Two climbers on Mount Redoubt, on the US-Canadian border, stumble across a crashed light aircraft with a dead pilot, an injured survivor and a cargo of cocaine. Hardcover, DJ, New. Winner of the 1990 Boardman Tasker Award, original hardcover edition!

This book sounds excellent and Dave says he has a couple of copies so bid it up people!
No starting bid or auction end date as of yet.


Briham is doing bike tunes..
I'm located in San Jose and am a professional bicycle mechanic. The going rate for a tune up around here is $75-$90. If you donate $50 to Big Mike I will do a full tune up on your bike. I have 7 years of shop experience and run my own mechanic business out of my garage / turned bike shop. Get your bike dialed and help a fellow taco member.

This just in has some moto x kicks for sale!!
Alpinestars Tech 8s Motocross boots, size 10. I wore them maybe four times. Starting bid is $120.00. I'll pay shipping and highest bid pays to Mike's paypal. Bidding ends, sh#t I don't know.

Size 10
Size 10
Credit: this just in


Nature has a deal on sushifest tickets!!
Send Mike $40 and you get a free night at a SushiFest of your choice....

Also send me $30 for your second night (so this is limited to those buying in for two nights).

In fact.... I'll do this three times.... One spot for each SushiFest this year (or next year - but only one per event).

And yes... SushiFest is normally $30... so... if you're in for two nights for the one in 5 weeks you can empty your wallet even further and finish reserving your spot. /end cheap shot


Then there is this Neebee original!!

it MAY BE an heirloom someday:
it is from the sister of chappy--well known rock climber...
and the sister of walter chapman of chapman designs, in los altos...

OH--AND, neice of the late ellen walters, of the cleveland museum of natural history, in ohio, :)
edit: forgot THIS is 11 by 14

egret waiting for a shower... by neebeeshaabookway... author of the ja...
egret waiting for a shower... by neebeeshaabookway... author of the jake smith ranch series... (seizure and head injury awareness novel and short stories)
Credit: neebee


Climb2ski will clean your carpets and send all the money to me!!!

I run my own carpet cleaning business. My standard prices are $45 two room minimum. $119 for 1200 square feet and 10Cents/sf beyond that.

I will go half that price for anyone who wishes to help Big Mike. (upto $100 total for a single job (ie 2000 SF)) All proceeds will go to Big Mike Via US Postal International Money Order. I will photo the money order and envelope and email that to you as receipt.


Brandon has a small c3 up for bids
I've got a new #2 c3 I could donate.

Johntp' had a climbers guide to the high Sierra,1962 printing which looks to be in excellent condition!!

Credit: johntp


Jim Brennan has these brand new touring boots!!
Garmont Axon AT boots, size 28.5

Used exactly 8 days, in perfect shape. (loved the performance, but they are too small for me)

Start at $200.00 closing bid at 12pm, 16 March 2013.

Credit: Jim Brennan

Credit: Jim Brennan

Plaidmans lovely jewelry which I would actually love to get for my beautiful girlfriend..
A tumbled agate found with loving care by Plaidman on one of the beaches here in Oregon. I just started wrapping with wire. So here ya go Mike. I hope this helps. I will send this to the highest bidder.

Suggested starting bid $40.00

Credit: Plaidman

Bid these up people. All very nice items.

Thank you for all your support and donations!!
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Mar 13, 2013 - 08:47am PT
Donini started an independent thread for his magnanimous offer of guided climb and dinner.
A wise move as it will help keep it front and center for maximum effect. I may do the same for the philotoons and phartwork. ???
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Mar 13, 2013 - 09:02am PT
Where's the bidding at on the Culbert Guide?
I saw $200 a ways back.
I'll bid $300.

PB
Tricouni

Mountain climber
Vancouver
Mar 13, 2013 - 09:05am PT
$300 is now high bid on the Culbert guide.

$250 is high bid on the U Wall piton.
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Mar 13, 2013 - 09:10am PT
Tricouni,

Is the $300 bid mine or do I have to beat that?

Perry
Tricouni

Mountain climber
Vancouver
Mar 13, 2013 - 09:31am PT
The $300 bid is yours. It's up to others to beat it....
Glenn
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Mar 13, 2013 - 09:36am PT
Thanks Glenn,

Feel free to send a PM as this moves forward.
Bidders beware, "Spend it Like Beckham".
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Mar 13, 2013 - 09:41am PT
No Bids on that high sierra guide?! Was there a minimum starting bid?

Edit- $100 on the high sierra guide from this guy, sorry Bruce u may get to keep your hat :-)
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 13, 2013 - 10:11am PT
Bidders beware, "Spend it Like Beckham".

I love it!!

Edit there you go Ryan!!
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Mar 13, 2013 - 10:47am PT
Wow Bruce Kay! I was just going back through this thread and ran across your water color from the 80s on p2. Incredible work sir I am humbled. I don't know how I missed it before. I hope you get big buck bids for it. Repost it please it needs to be seen.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Mar 13, 2013 - 10:59am PT
Not sure if anyone will be interested, since I'm on the east coast. However, if anyone needs carpentry work/maintenance on their house within two hours of Concord NH, I'll donate two full days of work to the highest bidder. Materials covered by the bidder.

My normal billing would be $600 for two days, so this could be a smoking deal for anyone who needs some work done.

Just throwing it out there...
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Mar 13, 2013 - 11:03am PT
I received one of Bruce's incredible prints (14/20) as a wedding gift 30 years ago and it always enjoys conspicuous and proud placement at the Chateau Beckham.
It's a remarkable piece that reveals one of bk's many hidden talents and runs completely contrary to his reputation for minimalist disarray and the well deserved moniker "Captain Chaos".
Truly a noble savage and renaissance man.
Bid up on a treasure!

PB
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Mar 13, 2013 - 12:18pm PT
Taking Donini's lead I did this..http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/2091977/Philotoons-and-Phartwork-auction-for-Big-Mike-fundraising
hamish f

Social climber
squamish
Mar 13, 2013 - 02:39pm PT
"Spend it like Beckham"
It doesn't get much funnier than that.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 13, 2013 - 05:29pm PT
Scrubber took the rope guard. His better half just paid me for it.

No one interested in the ice axes yet??
Dlc

climber
Squamish
Mar 13, 2013 - 08:14pm PT
Bruce's painting still available,I'll bid $150,meet here in Squampton or whatever works best.I'll throw it in mikes pay pal or drop it off
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Mar 13, 2013 - 09:49pm PT
Haha ^^^^^

Farmers market starts in may Bruce!



Johntp, what say you? Have you had any other bids on the Sierra guide?


hamie

Social climber
Thekoots
Mar 13, 2013 - 09:59pm PT
Those motor-cross boots look like they would be great for line dancing. I hear it is really popular in Squish these days, after a big day in the Bluffs.

Q. Why do women like climbers who line dance?















A. They know that if they can get them to line dance, they can get them to do anything.
QITNL

climber
Mar 13, 2013 - 10:15pm PT
I could offer 4x6 or 8x10 of any of the photos I'm working on here:
http://www.quietisthenewloud.com/

No auction, just contact me for details, we can work out something fair. You can choose the charity. I can hand it to you framed in you are near to Oakland or Frisco. Or in the valley every other weekend in April.

If someone needs a photo gallery website, we could talk about that, too.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Mar 13, 2013 - 10:31pm PT
"Spend it like Beckham"
It doesn't get much funnier than that.

that aint no joke. Its Snap On or nothing for that guy.


Did I see right that The Dic bid 150 bucks for one of my prints? OK then. I've gotta close everything up by Friday so get your cash in to Big Mike and I'll pop it in the mail. Same goes for philos pic. After friday I'm out until april 05 so I can close now or way later. take your pick.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 13, 2013 - 11:28pm PT


Dlc

climber
Squamish

Mar 13, 2013 - 08:14pm PT
Bruce's painting still available,I'll bid $150,meet here in Squampton or whatever works best.I'll throw it in mikes pay pal or drop it off

Thank you dlc!! Please confirm by sending the dough to m_cowper@yahoo . com!!! Via PayPal!!


Bk aren't you eating some hat at that price buddy!! Get down here for the pics!!!! ;)

Luke just confirmed the Philo toon with payment!!


Ps THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 14, 2013 - 12:15am PT
Not sure if anyone will be interested, since I'm on the east coast. However, if anyone needs carpentry work/maintenance on their house within two hours of Concord NH, I'll donate two full days of work to the highest bidder. Materials covered by the bidder.

My normal billing would be $600 for two days, so this could be a smoking deal for anyone who needs some work done.


Brandon does excellent work from what I've seen on the show me what you're building thread. Hit him up!!!!

Ya qitnl!! Thank you!
Chris McNamara

SuperTopo staff member
Mar 14, 2013 - 07:43am PT
I wont be around tomorrow to bump the book auction when it ends at 1:33pm

so i am reminding folks today. You can see the auction here http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=121078201371

Right now it is at $321. That is awesome, but I know you guys can do better!
this just in

climber
north fork
Mar 14, 2013 - 07:54am PT
Size 10
Size 10
Credit: this just in
Motocross/ baddest assed line dancer boots. Little over a day left and they are still at 120.00. That's about a third of the price. Cowboy hat sold separately.
hamish f

Social climber
squamish
Mar 14, 2013 - 08:23am PT
I know it's snap-on or nothing for the Chief. That's why it's such a funny quote. Rumour has it he doesn't mess around when guitar shopping either.
hamie

Social climber
Thekoots
Mar 14, 2013 - 09:21am PT
Howde pardners.

Buy them boots.

Help BM.

Git lucky too!
thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Mar 14, 2013 - 09:46am PT
160 for the BK print
Dlc

climber
Squamish
Mar 14, 2013 - 12:05pm PT
$200 for Bruce's print but he has to eat his shorts,for that money a hat just won't do it.(
thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Mar 14, 2013 - 02:26pm PT
At exactly what time tomorrow does the BK print auction end?
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 14, 2013 - 02:45pm PT
Holy print war batman!! Go get er boys!
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Mar 14, 2013 - 03:41pm PT
I figure starting at 40 bucks (unframed) and whoever doubles that amount I'll throw in another print gratis for Big Mike and Sandras place. If you triple it I'll eat my hat . Quadruple it and I might think about returning to starving artist for a career path.


Hehehe what if it it sells for 5 times the starting bid Bruce, which it will??
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Mar 14, 2013 - 04:02pm PT
Tammi or Mike when does the auction end?
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Mar 14, 2013 - 04:07pm PT
holy crap. Look, I had the hat all figured out. The shorts i'm not sure about. Would it be ok if it was some lovely lass's edible panties?
hamish f

Social climber
squamish
Mar 14, 2013 - 05:11pm PT
Classic Special Kay.
Dlc

climber
Squamish
Mar 14, 2013 - 07:53pm PT
What time tomorrow does the BK print auction close?I'll be working all day in Whistler so will have to try and keep an eye on things.Can get mike his loot anytime and don't mind waiting for Bruce to get back to receive print if I get it so if Mike wants to keep things going it's up to him.
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Mar 14, 2013 - 07:55pm PT
Would it be ok if it was some lovely lass's edible panties?

We named one of the climbs at Octopus' Garden "Edible Panties." I wish there was a really wild story behind the name, but sadly it was just something that happened to come up in conversation on the way in that day.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 14, 2013 - 09:02pm PT
Plaidman which auction? Seems as if each item is set by the item donor. Bruce said Friday aka tomorrow for his becuase he has to wrap it up to head off to Cham.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Mar 14, 2013 - 09:12pm PT
Yes but Philo's deadline for things on auction is this Sunday at midnight...

Smartphones charged at your bivy on the Walker Spur Bruce Kay !
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Mar 14, 2013 - 09:19pm PT
Jim, Midnight this Sunday only on the Black Canyon Oil.

I will let 'toon town run a bit longer.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Mar 14, 2013 - 09:25pm PT
That's all we needed to know...
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 14, 2013 - 09:55pm PT
The only auction I"m managing rite now is the auction for David's "Ghost" book VORTEX - a signed copy of which is on the block with a bid for 75$.

Bid it up !!!!!

Auction closes tomorrow, the Ides of March, 1630hrs PDST. Caesar beware........

As noted earlier, folks with items on auction are responsible for
 managing the auction ( or delegating the responsibility )
 cost of shipping ( unless otherwise agreed upon )
 ensuring money gets to Mike ( PayPal or cheque )

Tricouni

Mountain climber
Vancouver
Mar 14, 2013 - 11:38pm PT
Bidding closes Saturday morning for the Culbert Guide and the U-Wall piton.

$300 is the current high bid on the Culbert guide.

$250 is the current high bid on the U Wall piton.
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Mar 14, 2013 - 11:45pm PT
I get to manage my OWN AUCTION! Right on! I got one bidder so far. Easy to manage. I got $50 bid on this agate. I guess I will run it till Monday the 18th. Then I will send it to the bidder that wins. Money should be sent to Mike's PayPal account:
Ok. So you can donate directly to me by going http://www.paypal.com/ and going to the send money link.

My email is m_cowper@yahoo.com

Credit: Plaidman

Plaid
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Mar 15, 2013 - 12:23am PT
Can I play? I bid 65.56 for Plaidman's agate. I know i'm a cheap bastard but Masha would dig it.
this just in

climber
north fork
Mar 15, 2013 - 07:34am PT
Size 10
Size 10
Credit: this just in
Ends @ 12:00 pm Pacific Time today. Bid is 120.00. Do I hear 121.00?
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Mar 15, 2013 - 07:41am PT
To summarize my current understanding of things:

I've got a slight lead on Jim Brennan on Philos painting at 170$, unless I missed something.


Kid Cournier has edged the Dic with a bid of 160$ for my print.
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Mar 15, 2013 - 08:01am PT
Credit: Thanks Google!

OH NO A BIDDING WAR and I'm on the losing end.
Plaidman's agate....I raise it to $70 and and and...I'm headed into Yellowstone for some b/c skiing and camping and won't be out until Tuesday...so I guess this is my last stab at that lovely piece!

Susan
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 15, 2013 - 03:59pm PT
So? Have we closed yet bk? Are we eating hats or shorts? What about philo's painting?? Have we closed on that?? Inquiring minds want to know!!

Edit I see Philo closes Sunday at midnight.. Duh.

Cmac's wonderful book auction closed at 325.01, wonder who took that one??
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 15, 2013 - 04:02pm PT
David's ( ghost ) book auction closes in 30 min but since I have to go to work, this is last call for anybody to beat steelmonkey's 75$ bid on VORTEX.

Mike very sorry not to get in fer a visit today. Am slammed with work & crap here at home.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 15, 2013 - 04:05pm PT
Tami, no worries. Whenever you have time, if you do.. Thanks!
Dlc

climber
Squamish
Mar 15, 2013 - 04:21pm PT
If Bruces painting hasn't closed yet my $200 offer stands,I need to know where to go this summer.Panties ok,french girl panties don't count,that's cheating
Dlc

climber
Squamish
Mar 15, 2013 - 04:22pm PT
Pictures are better than maps,maps are tricky
harryhotdog

Social climber
north vancouver, B.C.
Mar 15, 2013 - 05:45pm PT
Cmac's wonderful book auction closed at 325.01, wonder who took that one??

Already planning my big wall,no wait I'm going to Red rocks,no maybe Washington pass. I think it went too low but that's all I could afford.
Thanks Chris :)
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 15, 2013 - 05:56pm PT
This just in won his own boots and donated the 120 for them. For his generosity he will be receiving lots of prints when I get my butt home to whistler!!
Cmac's books went today and Harry was the lucky winner!! 329 dollars was the final total.Thanks to both of you! I hope Chris likes my pics, because he will receiving a boatload of them when I get home!!

Kunlun Shan also made a nice purchase of a Philo toon, and is sending me a book! Very stoked about that!

Philo has been very generous and will surely be receiving lots of
Prints once all his items sell.

Still no word on the bk closing... But looks as if it's been finalized. Who knows?!

Harry word is you still need a belayer for that wall!! I think I can jumar still depending on the timing ;) i must respect my healing time, so the fantasy may not quite be a reality...
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Mar 15, 2013 - 06:02pm PT
hey there say, big mike!

say, thinks are going very well, great to hear this... your gift and the the tiny one inside for sandra, is now on its way... my friend got it sent...

sorry it is a bit late, :))
and keep up the good work at walking, i just saw the pic, the other night,
and man oh man: you ARE tall, ;) (my dad is tall, too, 6 feet 2? inches?)

was soooo happy, to see sandra reply on the facebook to all this:
dreams come true, :)


well, say, now, as to the auction here:

since all is going so well here... and the egret had not gotten any bids, so won't be needed, i have this gut-feeling to send it to my mom...
for easter--happy spring thing, for her...
she is in her 80's and does not
get out onto the trail to SEE these anymore...
edit: far as i know her health is okay, but her knee is very
bad, :( and she has to take care, as to them older bones, too, :))

she has a soft spot in her heart for egrets and we have many precious sightings together, as to these... and, have a whole new crop to paint here
and will have no room to put these... (don't want them in the basement, though perhaps, i could set-up a special spot, later)...


so as of now, the egret is off to a new home...
WILL be flying out tonight...

thank you for understanding... :)
the heart offer is still here, if you need anything though, :)


this just in

climber
north fork
Mar 15, 2013 - 06:11pm PT
Didn't even have to pay shipping! Look forward to your prints mike, have always loved your photography, I'm thinking the b&w with color ones. Hoping you get back to Whistler soon.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 15, 2013 - 07:24pm PT
so as of now, the egret is off to a new home...
WILL be flying out tonight...

Sounds good Neebee! I'm happy it will be appreciated! Thanks for all your support!!

Justin, get those boots on eBay or some dirt bike site. Someone will want them..
Tricouni

Mountain climber
Vancouver
Mar 16, 2013 - 09:50am PT
Auction has closed on

The University Wall piton (high bid $250). High bidder gets a special bonus item, too.

The signed Dick Culbert guide closed at $300. High bidder gets the bonus of the ORIGINAL maps that accompanied the book and almost always got lost.

Thanks to all!
Glenn
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Mar 16, 2013 - 09:56am PT
Yeah baby, very yeah. Thanks Glen.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Mar 16, 2013 - 10:48am PT
Dic - I think you are the lucky - and most generous - winner of one BK limited edition dinner place matt - er, I mean dazzling one of a kind picture of random mountains! Shoot me an address or if you live near by pop on over to collect. We will discuss details of the hat and shorts addendums then.

Sorry Kid - if you don't mind, could you also call me / stop by so you can transport to mike a cheque and print for Mike / sandra.

Philo - did i win yet?


PM me various people - I'm leaving town shortly and would like to wrap up business asap.
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Mar 16, 2013 - 11:12am PT
Bruce it is looking good for you. Only 30 more hours to go though.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Mar 16, 2013 - 12:09pm PT
I am going to contribute a signed Half Dome 50th anniversary piton to the fund raising effort for Big Mike. Royal Robbins, Jerry Gallwas and Mike Sherrick graciously signed 23 of these for me back in 2008 and about half of them are still left to help folks in need.





Buy one for $250 and the proceeds will go directly to Big Mike. I will cover the shipping costs in North America. Your choice of the remaining numbers available.

Send me an email if you would like to buy one. The first email gets the piton. I will announce the sale once it happens.


philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Mar 16, 2013 - 12:21pm PT
Wholly Shizzle biscuits Mr Grossman that is badazd!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 16, 2013 - 12:26pm PT
Wow!!

Thanks to tricouni's bidders!! Wow!! Glenn, looks like I will be printing my whole catalog for you sir!!

Dlp just stopped by to confirm his win with payment in cash!!
Than my you sir! Nice to meet you! Bruce will be receiving quite a few prints for that effort!

Steve! Thank you sir! That pin looks amazing!!
Tricouni

Mountain climber
Vancouver
Mar 16, 2013 - 01:22pm PT
Holy Crap, Steve, that's ultra-generous. Ok guys, bid it up!
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Mar 16, 2013 - 08:36pm PT
hey there say, big mike...

since there is not birding folks on this thread... perhaps a deer will help you... we will try this, instead...

see if this may get a 'bite'...



THE FACE IS NOT YET... THIS IS JUST A 'TEST', :))

OR, can offer a medium to large dreamcatcher for you, :)



it STILL needs its face, this is just a test, to see if there is an in...
it STILL needs its face, this is just a test, to see if there is an interest... :)
Credit: neebee



it used far less oil-paint than the egret, as well, so the bids
can start a bit lower, if anyone has room for a painting, anywhere...

will leave it here a for a bit, and see how it goes, :)

:)

johntp

Trad climber
socal
Mar 17, 2013 - 03:40pm PT
I'm a window washer

You and cosmic need to hook up. There is so much potential here.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 18, 2013 - 08:01am PT
Thanks Neebee! That one looks sweet too!!

Johntp! I know!!

No bites on the half dome pin yet??
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Mar 18, 2013 - 08:25am PT
Bruce Kay gets the Black Canyon oil painting for a top bid of $170.00 Thank you Bruce for helping Big Mike. :)




Neebee that is beautifu;.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Mar 18, 2013 - 08:51am PT
Johntp, how goes the Sierra guide auction? When does it end, are there other bids? I havent seen an update- My $100 bid stands.
Roots

Mountain climber
SoCal
Mar 18, 2013 - 09:06am PT
The University Wall piton (high bid $250). High bidder gets a special bonus item, too.


Alright Big Mike - I'm sending you $$$ in a minute or two! Hope you get well and get out often.

Thanks to Tricouni for his generousity in helping a broken brother to get back on his feet.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 18, 2013 - 09:57am PT
Nice work roots! Payment confirmed!! Thank you sir! Enjoy your pin!!

Bk you still around? Or did you fly off to France
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Mar 19, 2013 - 02:08pm PT
WE HAVE A WINNER!!!! SCseagoat aka Susan won the agate at $70. Unless I missed something.
Credit: Plaidman
I will contact SCseagoat and let her know. Then get her to get the money to the right place. I will mail the agate to out to her.

Hope all is well Mike. All the best.

Plaid
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 19, 2013 - 02:56pm PT
All is well plaid!! Thank you!! Philo have you heard from Bruce yet? I think he may be in chamonix by now??

The vector high bidder also paid up!! I must put together a new list. I will try and do that soon.
I'm super busy today. Thanks to all!!!
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Mar 19, 2013 - 02:58pm PT
Yes he emailed me last night. I have the painting all boxed up and ready to ship. If he doesn't get too distracted by the, as he puts it, short skirted tarts you should see his dosh soon.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 20, 2013 - 10:29pm PT
Back to the front page for this busy week...........
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Mar 20, 2013 - 10:48pm PT
hey there say, big mike... am putting the face on the deer tomorrow...


it's in the low 20's so i was not painting, these last few days,
(except for the acrylics, but the deer is oil)...

wow, happy the agate got a wonderful sea-worthy ;) home, :))


hope you are doing well, big mike... computer HERE was messed up, and i was in 'worry land' for a day and half... did not get to check up on you, :)
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Mar 21, 2013 - 05:38am PT
SCseagoat and I have been in contact and I am sending out her agate today. She will open a PayPal account to get the money to ya Mike.

Plaid
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Mar 21, 2013 - 06:58am PT
RyanD- looks like you are good to go. Send a check or paypal to Mike, PM me your addy and I'll ship it out.

Edit: did not see your offer until now.

Edit to the edit: Mike, have you received my cheque?
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 21, 2013 - 07:52am PT
Johntp, no cheque yet, but American mail has been slow. Not to worry!!

Thank you for sending it!!
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Mar 21, 2013 - 10:46am PT
Yay!!!!! Thanks John, don't worry I'll give that treasure a great home, maybe someday I can use it to take big Mike up something sweet when he's ready to walk uphill for 10 miles :-) I'll drop some $ in his Paypal when I get home in a bit, cheers!
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Mar 21, 2013 - 06:26pm PT
Got the package in the mail today.

Plaid
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 21, 2013 - 07:22pm PT
Just got Johntp's cheque! Very generous sir!! Thank you!! Also Ryand for his payment for John's book!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 21, 2013 - 07:23pm PT
Nice work plaid!! Thanks!!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 24, 2013 - 11:50pm PT
Alright. Time to update the donors list.


The list of donors so far is,
Jon Beck -30
E6 100
Crunch-50
Powder-40
Kennyt-100
Friend-50
Russ-65 for The salsa donated by pocoloco
Cowpoke-50
Hamie Mutch-55 for a tshirt donated by Dave aka Squamish Climber
Scrubber and lovey wife 25 for Bruce MacDonald's rope guard
The Kid Cormier 25 for a Philo print
Kulun_Shan 60 for a Philo print
This just in 120 for his own boots!!
Harry hot dog 320 for Chris Mac's book package.
Friend 50
Dlc 200 cash for Bruce Kay's print.
Roots 250 for Tricouni's pin
Roots 50 for prints
Steelmonkey 75 for ghost's vortex book
Ryand 100 for Johntp's high sierra book.
Johntp 30 for squamish climber's tshirt as well as a very generous private donation.
Sc seagoat 70 for plaidman's agate


That puts the paypal account at 1572.00

Also these people were kind enough to send me cheques. If the wish the amounts noted, please notify me by email.

Kennyt
Todd Gordon
Sc seagoat
Ekat
Hamish Fraser
Johntp (as i allready mentioned)
Captain or Skully
My aunt Sherry
My uncle George and Aunt Diane



With these donors i have recieved almost 2470 dollars.

I have pegged some of the items which i will be using the money for.

Cane Crutches
A 1 year pass at meadow park (the local rec center so i can swim my way back to 100%)!!
Private physio at my home, as i am ineligible for disability benefits since i am lucky enough to not be permanently disabled.
Printing photos and sending them to donors

Thank you to all who have helped me so far!! It has bolstered my spirits and will make things a lot easier when i get out of here for me to transition to regular life again. I swell up in tears of joy every time i think about all the wonderful support i have recieved from the taco tribe!!!!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 24, 2013 - 11:53pm PT
Ps is no one really interested in a first ascent half dome pin???

I am going to contribute a signed Half Dome 50th anniversary piton to the fund raising effort for Big Mike. Royal Robbins, Jerry Gallwas and Mike Sherrick graciously signed 23 of these for me back in 2008 and about half of them are still left to help folks in need.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 25, 2013 - 08:37am PT
Morning bump. Thanks to all my donors!! You've made a real difference in this "giants" life!! ;)
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Mar 25, 2013 - 08:43am PT
Awesome stuff Mike, great to see u get this kind of support. Didn't someone buy scrubbers axes? As well who won the legendary Guide Tricouni donated? Or is it still bein haggled on?
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Mar 25, 2013 - 08:46am PT
YAY, BigMike!

DOUBLE YAY FOR THE TACO STAND!

This whole shootin' match wins eKat's Most Coveted:

KEEP THE MAGIC ALIVE AWARD!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 25, 2013 - 10:33am PT
There are a couple of items that have almost been finalized but have not quite been completed, tricouni's book is one and i just have to hook up with perry beckham to get that one done, philo's painting as well. Scrubbers axes i think are almost done but the auction doesn't end till he gets back from smith.

Also Jim Donini's fabulous offer is still open for bids until the start of april but it looks like elcapinyoass has that one all but sewn up with his 500 dollar bid.

There are several items which have yet to have any interest. Briham's bike tune offers, Jim b's touring boots, the fabulous carpet cleaning offer, neebee's beautiful deer painting.

Philo still has several toons for sale, and i still can't believe nobody wants the half dome pin!!


KEEP THE MAGIC ALIVE AWARD!

Indeed!! Once again! Thanks to all!!
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Mar 25, 2013 - 02:39pm PT
Briham's bike tune offers

I've been in touch with him about tuning up my bike for the Wildflowers Race when I get back in the Bay Area...stay tuned! (ahhhh no pun intended).
My two wheel baby...

Credit: SCseagoat

Susan
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 25, 2013 - 06:49pm PT
I just edited my donors list to include Susan's win of Plaidman's agate.

I also recieved a 600$ bid on Jim Donini's offer, for two aspiring trad climbers to learn from Jim. The Recipients would be chosen by Tami and I.
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Mar 25, 2013 - 07:50pm PT
Also Jim Donini's fabulous offer is still open for bids until the start of april but it looks like elcapinyoass has that one all but sewn up with his 500 dollar bid.

$500 to do a wall in the Black with Donini? Bumpers...

Edit: oopsie
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 25, 2013 - 08:23pm PT
It's at 650 now!

Yay john!! Thats great news!! Heal up fast buddy!!
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Mar 25, 2013 - 08:36pm PT
Sweet! I did not screw up my arm as much as I thought; just seems to be some pulled muscles and ligaments.

Cheers Mike!

Scrubber

climber
Straight outta Squampton
Mar 25, 2013 - 09:21pm PT
Roots won the old ice axe offer for $25 each. So expect yet another cheque from him. They're going in the mail tomorrow morning.

Kris
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 25, 2013 - 09:54pm PT
This is most fabulous Mike. Most fabulous indeed. Thankyou to EVERYONE for supporting Mike in his recovery. What a great community we all combine to make here. I was up Seymour today with Phil skiin' spring snow with massive views - didn't get to see my son's ship leave harbour ( that was this morning ) - but could see from Van Isle to the Lucky Four although much of Metro Vancouver is under a brown cloud. Kulshan had a nice top of cloud.

Was thinking of you Big Mike. You & Sandra and all you've endured. There will be more trials to be sure but you guys carry the torch of all the mountain folks who've gone before you. Be really strong & you'll be back doin' whatchya love to do. Being out of doors with people you love.

Yey.

Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 25, 2013 - 11:04pm PT
Be really strong & you'll be back doin' whatchya love to do. Being out of doors with people you love.

Thanks Tami! I am and i will. I'll be playing with sandra lots this summer. Training for both of us! She finally has a chance to catch up! ;)
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 26, 2013 - 02:00pm PT
Half dome pin bump. 1957 fa pin. Signed. Previous page, check it out!!
Captain...or Skully

climber
Mar 26, 2013 - 06:14pm PT
If I had any money, I'd bid on that pin.
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Mar 26, 2013 - 07:37pm PT
Steve G.

I'll go for the pin behind door number two; will send you a PM.

Cheers
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 28, 2013 - 08:20pm PT
Wow John! Thanks!! Hope you heal up quick buddy!!

Mh2 sent me a lovely donation today! Thank you sir! I will be seeing perry tonight hopefully so i will update the list this weekend.

Thanks to all!!

Jim still has a screaming deal on a pair of touring boots as does climb2ski on his carpet cleaning services. There is also Neebee's lovely deer portrait. We are still awaiting Tami's masterwork! Obviously she is quite busy at the moment.

Nature also has an offer on for sushifest which is happening soon!!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 28, 2013 - 11:32pm PT
I think squamishclimber still has some t-shirts available too!
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Mar 30, 2013 - 03:44am PT
hey there say, big mike... since egret did not work, hope a deer will,
it is more 'down to earth' for home use... :))


well, as promised,
here is the deers face done, now...

had some obligations, so had to let it sit :( ...

did not mean to be rude, but since there were not bids, it was okay, so far... :)


here it is now, just in case it is needed...
all done, :)



PHOTO IS BLURRY AND NOT showing the proper bright sunlight there...
will repost, soon as i can... :)

(it is oil, though 11 by 17)


oil - 11x17  colors are brigther, though it did now well...
oil - 11x17 colors are brigther, though it did now well...
Credit: neebee


:)





Baby Doll

Trad climber
Squamish
Mar 30, 2013 - 11:55am PT
Tami.... thanks so much for starting up this fundraiser for Mike. And also for giving me a place to lay my weary head a couple weeks ago. I'll get those dinner plates you lent Mike back to you and Phil in a few weeks. And thanks for the tasty food Phil cooked up for Mike and I. Just wanted you to know how much we appreciate all you've done.

And of course EVERYONE else on here! :)
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 30, 2013 - 01:16pm PT
did not mean to be rude

Neebee is that possible??

Seriously. Thanks for everything!

Johntp, you rule dude!! enjoy your pin and i hope your arm is healing nicely!!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Apr 2, 2013 - 09:58pm PT
Anyone interested in a beautiful deer painting?
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Apr 11, 2013 - 04:59pm PT
Wow! I just got to work & was very pleasantly surprised to see that i had received a package from Johntp, & what a package it was! Not only was the 1962 Sierra guide in there but a care package with bunch of other great books & a couple tshirts made by the notorious "auctioneer" of this very thread! I'll be down soon to divy up these goodies with u Mike as I'm sure you'll be very stoked, or if ur in Whis this weekend or passing thru Squam hit me up!

Thanks again for your very generous donation to this cause John, you are quite a guy to part with such things, cheers!

Ryan



Care package deluxe!
Care package deluxe!
Credit: RyanD
Captain...or Skully

climber
Apr 11, 2013 - 07:01pm PT
He's a good egg, that one is.
Woot!
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Apr 11, 2013 - 07:07pm PT
Repost of my offer. Think it got buried. No takers yet :(

I run my own carpet cleaning business. My standard prices are $45 two room minimum. $119 for 1200 square feet and 10Cents/sf beyond that.

I will go half that price for anyone who wishes to help Big Mike. (upto $100 total for a single job (ie 2000 SF)) All proceeds will go to Big Mike Via US Postal International Money Order. I will photo the money order and envelope and email that to you as receipt.

Mike has sent me the address to send checks to and will confirm when he gets them.

Areas of Service are Reno, Tahoe, Truckee, Carson, Fallon hell anywhere within 50 miles of Reno basically

PM me via ST and I will call. My phone will let me know within 10 minutes of an e-mail via PM.

I am not at all here to advertise my business On CMacs site. Thus I am not attaching my website. I am glad to donate my time and expenses to help a brother out. At half price it will hopefully be a great way to get those nagging carpet spots, traffic areas and procrastinating out of the way for a great price and cause.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Apr 12, 2013 - 08:24am PT
John rules!! He's been super helpful and friendly to me! Looking forward to checking that stuff out buddy! I'm assuming you're working tonight? I'll call u later.

Thanks again climb2ski! Does no one have carpets anymore??
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Apr 13, 2013 - 09:14am PT
Any bids on that deer painting yet?? How long does the auction on it go for?? I'll start it off @ $200 if it is a valid bid.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Apr 13, 2013 - 09:35am PT
You started it up ryan!! Thanks buddy!!
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Apr 13, 2013 - 12:02pm PT
hey there say, ryanD ... the deer is still valid, i just left if here for as long it is needed...

had an egret, but it never got any bites so i switched the painting to the deer... more of something seen by climbers, :))


:)

i can't afford the postage, this month... but i could in may... i have used my funds this month, and donated funds to send out special occasion surprises for various climbers, etc...

but you may have it sooner, postage for this size, it is only about
11 x 14 ... so it cost about 8 bucks to mail...

:)
Captain...or Skully

climber
Apr 13, 2013 - 12:25pm PT
Hey, Neebee...I'd like to talk with you about the egret, but next month, if that'd be ok. I'm starting a new job so I'm strapped right now.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 13, 2013 - 06:48pm PT
Bump c'os of Ryan D :-)
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Apr 13, 2013 - 09:50pm PT
Thanks neebee! I'll send u an email soon!
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Apr 14, 2013 - 03:35am PT
hey there skully, say, check your email, later tonight (sunday)...

:) egret nearly went to my mom, but she is getting older and downsizing, so a copy of it was best for her... she loves them...

SO the egret is yours, :)

(i have my own neat copy,too) :)
sure love them egrets, :))
Rolfr

Social climber
North Vancouver BC
Apr 16, 2013 - 10:02am PT
Credit: Rolfr
Had lunch with Big Mike yesterday, what a great guy !

I have an unusual item to offer for auction.

One First Ascent of a new route in Skaha. Scrubbed, bolted and ready to go. I had removed the first three hangers and intended to send it when the weather improved.

Iíve spent approximately $ 75.00 - $100.00 in hard costs to equip the route.

Eight bolts long; Climb a short face to a discontinuous hand crack, through jugs over a roof, face climbing to a flaring off hands finish. Probably around 5.11A.

A chance to be forever immortalize in a guide book!
Credit: Rolfr

Rolfr

Social climber
North Vancouver BC
Apr 17, 2013 - 08:03am PT
Anna Trinh has bid $250.00 and donating the first asent to Big Mike when he gets back to climbing.

Thank you Anna!
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Apr 17, 2013 - 08:32am PT
Nice one rolfr, good on ya bolting a crack for Mike. Now maybe he won't have to keep lugging a rack around Skaha, or maybe he'll chop it & keep it trad :-)
thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Apr 17, 2013 - 08:43am PT
Intresting auction item there Rolfy.

Cool idea!

I have yet to hear back from philo about the cartoon I purchased. I've email him my address and told him I would cover shipping if he'd like.

But no reply. Strange.

Rolfr

Social climber
North Vancouver BC
Apr 17, 2013 - 08:50am PT
Only one or two spots to place gear, the rest needs fixed pro, but the winning bid can remove or add anything. I overdrilled the bolt holes so the bolts can be hammered in and filled.

Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Apr 17, 2013 - 08:56am PT
Wow!! Too cool!! Thanks Rolf!! And the fa? Wow! I'll need someone to lead it for me if we're gonna snag it soon. Shh don't tell Henry Barber about it ;)

Luke i'm sure Philo has been busy and forgot or something. What's up Philo? I'll send him a PM too.

As to me not lugging a rack around skaha i won't be leading for a bit so it'll be up to my leader to choose what we're climbing... I know that the gear in that crack must be crappy if Rolf put bolts beside it...
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Apr 17, 2013 - 09:04am PT
I'm just bustin balls here guys, I'll clip a bolted crack in skaha any day.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Apr 17, 2013 - 10:40pm PT
Bump for a Skaha FA. Anyone wanna beat 250?
Rolfr

Social climber
North Vancouver BC
Apr 18, 2013 - 02:53pm PT
Will Stanhope has asked me to post on his behalf. (can't log on with his Iphone)

He is offering: One day of single/multipitch guiding this September. He is an ACMG assistant rock guide and can be contacted at willstanhope@gmail.com.

And for those who don't realize how incedible this young man is, http://www.willstanhope.com/
http://willstanhope.blogspot.ca/
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Apr 18, 2013 - 03:13pm PT
What?? Too cool!! Thanks will! That's awesome!

Wow! I feel so lucky! Thanks to everyone! The help has been simply amazing!
harryhotdog

Social climber
north vancouver, B.C.
Apr 18, 2013 - 03:38pm PT
That's an awesome idea Rolf, what cliff is it on? First there was over-protecting then there was over-bolting and now your engaging in over-drilling,it's hard to believe!
Rolfr

Social climber
North Vancouver BC
Apr 18, 2013 - 09:10pm PT
Harry, don't forget, over-promoting.

I already got crap from the parks supervisor for posting an ad on the bulletin board. ď I understand the desire to help out a fellow climber who has been injured,commercial use of a park (such as the sale of a first ascent) is prohibited without a park use permit.Ē

Luckily the climb is outside the park at Shady Lane. http://www.skaha.org/documents/Shady_Lane_Mar23_2013.pdf

Considering the crap I got, there can only be one obvious use for a permit!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Apr 18, 2013 - 09:13pm PT
Oops!! ;) Good thing!
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Apr 19, 2013 - 08:54am PT
I have yet to hear back from philo about the cartoon I purchased. I've email him my address and told him I would cover shipping if he'd like.

But no reply. Strange.

Luke, I sent 'toons out quite a while ago. The Post Office made me go through a special process because yours was being sent to Canada. I have the receipt here somewhere and will look for it for tracking.


Luke i'm sure Philo has been busy and forgot or something. What's up Philo? I'll send him a PM too.


Sorry to have dropped off the radar but to put it mildly some things have gone "off the wire".



Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Apr 19, 2013 - 08:58am PT
It takes quite awhile to get mail from the states these days. I took ekat's card almost two months to get here! She's only 12-14 hours away!

Philo. Hope you are doing ok buddy!
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Apr 19, 2013 - 09:33am PT
Hey i have been out of the loop lately and too lazy to scroll back through. Can anyone give me a current recap? Like who is gonna climb with Donini in the Black and such.
thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Apr 19, 2013 - 10:21am PT
Thanks philo.

Mike; 25 dollhairs for a print of ais on pineline. The black and white and color one please. Also call me I you need a ride home tonight
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Apr 19, 2013 - 12:58pm PT
Cracko got the climb with Jim. Ryand just purchased neebees deer painting, plumbbob got tami's awesome avapoodle painting. I have to update the list. I'll get it done this weekend. Been busy working my butt off! I have the ride covered tonight Kid, but thanks.

Stoked Ais wants that print. I really like it too.

Tami

Social climber
Canada
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 19, 2013 - 03:00pm PT
Plumb Bob received the painting about 2 weeks after it was sent.
Cracko

Trad climber
Quartz Hill, California
Apr 20, 2013 - 06:00pm PT
Mike,

Checking to see if you got my check. Sent it a long time ago. Thanks


dugillian

Trad climber
Vancouver
Apr 20, 2013 - 07:05pm PT
Good luck with your recovery...

Mail service between US and Canada can be painful. Last year I sent my US taxes to the IRS from Vancouver and it took 10 weeks to get to Texas. Good thing I did not owe any cash. I now drive across the border if I need to send anything via snail mail.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 20, 2013 - 09:19pm PT
Dug - Seriously? I sent stuff fairly often to 'Murrica and never a problem. Thennagain I'm not sending time-sensitive stuff..........that all goes by intardnet :-D
Please give my best regards to the most amazing S !!!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Apr 20, 2013 - 10:46pm PT
Cracko, my point exactly. I just recieved your cheque. Thank you very much!! Enjoy your days with Jim!
dugillian

Trad climber
Vancouver
Apr 21, 2013 - 10:15pm PT
I could have walked to Texas in ten weeks.....Sometimes it is fast and sometimes soooooo slow.

I will say hello for you....
Rolfr

Social climber
North Vancouver BC
Apr 26, 2013 - 09:20am PT
Hey Big Mike. Your call on Bruce's offer for the climb in Skaha or I close the bidding with Anna's offer of $250.00.
Some how I missed the Pay pal info if you chose the cash offer.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Apr 26, 2013 - 10:49am PT
Well.. As much as i like Philo's painting, i can't pay for physio with it, so i'm gonna have to decline... So anna's offer sounds great!


My paypal is my email m_cowper at yahoo.com
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Apr 27, 2013 - 04:35pm PT
Anna sent me money today! Thanks Anna! I'm so psyched to get back out there and train up to send this route! I already have a name in mind to pay homage to both gift givers!!
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
May 7, 2013 - 09:08am PT
Bump. Thinking of you Mike and Sandra.
Credit: Thanks Google


Susan
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
May 8, 2013 - 07:43pm PT
Just recieved "Dawn on the Rainbow Wall". Thanks a ton Phil! Rolf - no deal on the trade, this things too nice a work, not that your pieces of rock and bolts aren't, even after close inspection, just a little too crimpy ya know? Call me fussy. I tell you what - get back to me if you ever come up with 10 meters of mildly overhanging 5.10 jug hauling leading to a perfect RP stemming corner widening to 20 meters perfect hands sprint to the finish. I've been looking for that for thirty years so If you also threw in your first born (daughter preferred) and a case of beer i may reconsider.

And how is Big Mike doing ? Remember you have a print here waiting for you. Stop by for a beer as you zoom by.

Credit: Bruce Kay
mark miller

Social climber
Reno
May 8, 2013 - 08:10pm PT
Whoa Bruce I'd take two cases of beer and leave the first born with the (apparently knott to responsible )parents to deal with that mud slide.....
Beautiful work of the canyon painting with the atmospheric perspective( done with loving hands from the painter) there....
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
May 18, 2013 - 11:31am PT
Hey Big Mike....positive unintended consequence of your injury...I met a great bike mechanic who tuned up my hiking partner, errr, I mean trail riding buddy...
Brian Hamilton or ST, briham89, did a fantastic job!
He's located in SJ and I would HIGHLY recommend!

Before my tune up...
Moab, Utah.  Arches Park in background.
Moab, Utah. Arches Park in background.
Credit: SCseagoat

After my tuneup
Credit: SCseagoat
HA HA HA HA HA. In my lil' ole lady dreams!

Big Mike, check your email


Susan
briham89

Big Wall climber
san jose, ca
May 18, 2013 - 05:56pm PT
Haha Susan, I totally did a double take on that second photo. Fooled me for a second. Thanks for the kind words, and I'm glad you are enjoying your bike!

I hope you are doing well Mike. Hopefully we'll meet in Squamish sometime this year.
thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
May 18, 2013 - 07:36pm PT
Atta boy Bri! Way to hook Susan up in honour of big mike!
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Jun 3, 2013 - 10:13am PT
Pretty stoked, just received a wonderful neebee original in the mail as well as a little bonus piece! It's beautiful! Thanks Neebee & all who donated auction items or funds here for Mike, special thanks to Johntp for his extremely selfless generosity. Hopefully we'll see some of u up here one day to repay the hospitalities.


Credit: RyanD

Credit: RyanD
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jun 3, 2013 - 10:51am PT
I understand BIG M is back to climbing in the GYM! CONGRATS Big Dude!!!!!!!!!!!
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jun 4, 2013 - 08:57pm PT
hey there say, ryan D... wow, so happy you finally got them!!!

i hope you can find suitable frames, if needed... i always tell folks to
go to the thrift stores, you can find neat frames by taking out old faded art in them... *that is why they sell cheap... :)


:)

take care with the non-oil, the two deer, that you don't get it wet...

:) just slightly dust it with feather duster, i reckon, :))


it is 'spayed over' but still, always nice to take care... :)






ps:
big mike is doing so well, saw his share on facebooke, :)


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