FUNDRAISER and AUCTION for Big Mike! Yeah!


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Social climber
Mar 8, 2013 - 04:32am 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
Mar 8, 2013 - 04:44am 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 - 04:57am 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'.

Social climber
Mar 8, 2013 - 05:00am 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
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north fork
Mar 8, 2013 - 10:01am 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
Mar 8, 2013 - 10:15am PT
Thanks Justin!!

Social climber
north vancouver, B.C.
Mar 8, 2013 - 11:50am PT

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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
Mar 8, 2013 - 12:08pm PT
Damn! Now I want to bid on it ;)

Social climber
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 8, 2013 - 12:49pm 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
Mar 8, 2013 - 12:57pm 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
Big Mike

Trad climber
Mar 8, 2013 - 02:32pm 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 - 03:39pm PT
I just set up eBay auction for a complete collection of signed SuperTopo books.

You can see the auction here

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.


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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north fork
Mar 8, 2013 - 03:51pm PT
Those are some cool items Chris

Trad climber
Mar 8, 2013 - 05:04pm 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
Mar 8, 2013 - 05:47pm PT
WOW!!!! Can I say WOW!!!! Again?? Amazing Chris!!

And Johntp?? Thank you!!!!


Trad climber
Mar 8, 2013 - 05:58pm PT
Let's hope someone falls for the minimum $100,000 bid....
Big Mike

Trad climber
Mar 8, 2013 - 07:35pm PT
If so then ill send everyone a few prints !! ;)

Mountain climber
Mar 8, 2013 - 08:08pm 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.

Social climber
Mar 8, 2013 - 08:42pm 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...

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

WOW, i love painting birds and landscape again, :)
been so busy with portraits, :) i MISSED all this fun!!!

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... :)

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Mar 8, 2013 - 09:03pm 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.
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