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neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jul 29, 2013 - 04:44pm PT
hey there say, all... just a fast bump...

hope you are doing better and feeling better today, blitzo...

you are in my thoughts, hopes and prayers...

may a nice good summer still come out of all this
hard times, so you can 'smell the roses' and enjoy
some fresh air before winter comes...

:)


hey there to russ and sooze :)
CrazytownIndianCoveAKATheAGENT

Social climber
Joshua Tree, CA
Jul 29, 2013 - 09:49pm PT
Blitzo on 7/26
Blitzo on 7/26
Credit: CrazytownIndianCoveAKATheAGENT

Saw Blitzo on Friday with Paul. He was pretty out of it due to the calcium business. I've been out of state for almost a month and it was hard seeing the changes that have taken place. I spoke with Susan about it, how shocking it is to see him so thin and weak. The erratic conversation was particularly hard, as he didn't really even seem to know we were there until just before we left.

I had a nice little meeting with the nurses after I found milk and ensure on his lunch tray. Susan has been in touch with them daily and reinforced this concern.

I will be heading back to see him on Friday and I will take any postcards and well wishes sent to Susan and Russ.

He loved the postcard Chelsea!

Site is coming along. The flower portfolio is up and Amanda and I will be loading more portfolios this weekend as well as a special member section so that those of you who donated can pick out your print.

We love you Blitzo. Wish you were home more than ever!
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Jul 29, 2013 - 10:27pm PT

Get better, Blitzo!!!
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jul 29, 2013 - 10:38pm PT
hey there say, agent... thank you for sharing... i am going to have a really hard strong prayer time, later tonight...

it is the one thing i can do so not to feel so helpless to help,
let's all do some really strong 'feel good sendout' for him, perhaps as a group???


:)
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jul 30, 2013 - 02:16pm PT
I feel real guilty over whining about my slight meniscus tear.

Billy is in a REAL fight.....

Praying hard for you, dude!
CrazytownIndianCoveAKATheAGENT

Social climber
Joshua Tree, CA
Jul 30, 2013 - 03:25pm PT
Ron,

I loved reading your post and it made me think of something. If anyone has any copies at all of Blitzo's photos being featured in print, i.e magazines and newspapers...PLEASE PLEASE scan them for me and send them to my email at leighann.sulli@gmail.com

I can't get a word out of him right now on where he was published. What magazines...nothing. I would love to have it documented and featured on the website.

It will also help me preserve his collection so much better and get the right images out there. The climbing portfolio alone is a huge beast of images and I'm only tackling the film stuff right now. I haven't even begun to deal with the digital work.

leighann.sulli@gmail.com
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Jul 30, 2013 - 03:37pm PT
Couple of things off the top of my head where his work is in print:

Southern Nevada bouldering guide.
The newer Joshua Tree guide (the wolverine press one, by Robert Miramontes)
California Climber magazine.
California Road Trip (by Slater, climbing guide to Norcal areas)

Not positive but I think Alpinist magazine has printed some too. Almost certainly Climbing mag and Rock and Ice mag at some point. We have copies of most of these that have his work in them at Blitzo's "house".

Pretty sure Susan has a giant collection of Climbing and R&I that would cover any work he'd had printed there (finding out where/which issues will be a different challenge, the old stuff isn't very search friendly).
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Jul 30, 2013 - 07:40pm PT

My favorite shot of Blitzo...

His father took it...

Credit: locker
...





Credit: locker
...


CrazytownIndianCoveAKATheAGENT

Social climber
Joshua Tree, CA
Jul 30, 2013 - 07:55pm PT
Awesome! Thank you Will!!
Maybe next time you are here in J Tree we can check those out and I can scan them at my house and then file them.

I'll get with Suzy on what she has.

Cheers mate.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Jul 30, 2013 - 10:42pm PT
Also, the cover of the Stonemasters book.
susan peplow

climber
Joshua Tree, CA
Jul 31, 2013 - 05:39pm PT
Blitzo Bumps from the Chair
Blitzo Bumps from the Chair
Credit: susan peplow

Three weeks in the hospital and things are still pretty rocky for our friend. Spoke with him today and he's hanging in there. It's a tough deal for sure!

Big HUGE thank you to Cragman for your letter & donation. I'm pretty sure Russ sent you a thank you but know for sure that Blitzo has not been checking the Taco, FB or otherwise let alone sending thank you notes. Nonetheless, he is aware of anything that comes in and thanks everyone so much for caring.

Postcard arrived from Jo. Lynne all the way from her Biking/Climbing vacation in Scotland. I read the note to Blitzo and will send the card along with whatever else filters in on the next visit.

~Susan
Fluoride

Trad climber
West Los Angeles, CA
Aug 1, 2013 - 12:55am PT
Sooze, LeeAnn, Russ, Will and locker -

Thanks so much for the updates on Billy. I check this page at least three times a day looking for possible updates on him. So glad you are all there for him and thank you for keeping us in the loop on his progress.
Leggs

Sport climber
Tucson, AZ
Aug 1, 2013 - 12:57am PT
^^^ Exactly.

Much love and very positive vibes to you, Blitzo.


~peace
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Aug 1, 2013 - 02:11pm PT

Just got off the phone with Blitzo...

He is an amazingly TOUGH dude...

On the call he was pretty clear and positive minded saying he was ready to leave that place and get back to doing his photo work...

At one point we cracked up laughing real good...

Dude's the MACK!!!...
Fluoride

Trad climber
West Los Angeles, CA
Aug 1, 2013 - 03:18pm PT
That's GREAT news locker!
hossjulia

climber
Aug 1, 2013 - 06:03pm PT
Blitzo's been in my thoughts, sending positive vibes almost daily, for a long time now. I too check back here when I can to see what's up, always hoping to see him out of there and back to his photos.

Sooze & Russ, you guys are true hero's for him.

Stay tough man!
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Aug 1, 2013 - 06:27pm PT


Credit: locker
...


looking sketchy there...

Social climber
Latitute 33
Aug 1, 2013 - 06:36pm PT
In follow up (maybe correction?) to Elcapinyoazz's post, Billy's photos can (also?) be found in Classic Joshua Tree Routes and Bouldering.

Sending best wishes to Billy.
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Aug 1, 2013 - 06:39pm PT

EDITED:

Fuk am I SLOW!!!...

I see now that ElCap is way the fuk ahead of me...

;-)

Jingy

climber
Somewhere out there
Aug 1, 2013 - 09:07pm PT
Keeping us up to date thanks BUMP


Keep it up Blitzo
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