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Norwegian

Trad climber
dancin on the tip of god's middle finger
Jun 20, 2013 - 10:39pm PT
i dropped him a 6 pack of beers at the bridge,
a handshake and an apology for my asinine ways.

thanks tom.

i am allowed (1) donation a year.
sometimes it's public radio,
last year it was blitzo / big mike.

i appreciate your work
and this year i'll deliver some funds.

elcap-pics

Big Wall climber
Crestline CA
Jun 20, 2013 - 10:50pm PT
Thanks for your gift Norwegian, did you introduce yourself to me?
I am getting old and forgetful and would like to have remembered seeing you.

BUT IF ANYONE'S FUNDS ARE VERY LIMITED, I WOULD RATHER HAVE THE DONATION GO TO OTHER CLIMBERS WHO ARE REALLY IN NEED, RATHER THAN TO ME.
Norwegian

Trad climber
dancin on the tip of god's middle finger
Jun 20, 2013 - 10:55pm PT
tom i was by last saturday,
my introduction sounded something like,
"hi. i'm chuck."
Matt Thomsen

Big Wall climber
Places
Jun 20, 2013 - 11:03pm PT
Yo, Tom tell him "HI" for me! Invite him to solo my life!

Keep doing your thing, and thanks for everything!
Norwegian

Trad climber
dancin on the tip of god's middle finger
Jun 20, 2013 - 11:35pm PT
matt how did zenyatta go?

i heard you bailed and tailed
it back to your simple life?
youri

climber
Jun 20, 2013 - 11:40pm PT
I gave to Tom twice and will give more in the future !! :-) He is so constant over the years... This guy is a machine! Thanks Tom
Gene

climber
Jun 20, 2013 - 11:43pm PT
If you are like me and don't have cash to spare, Tom also takes smiles, conversation, and the occasional cigar as bona fide donations.

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Raafie

Big Wall climber
Portland, OR
Jun 21, 2013 - 12:56am PT
Gave last year and encourage everyone who enjoys ElCapPics to contribute a little something.

Have a thick skin. Tom's sense of humor is pretty good.

In this world you have givers and takers. Tom is a giver.
Enty

Trad climber
Jun 21, 2013 - 01:08am PT
I donated when I climbed the Captain twice in 2011 - and I still look at the shots Tom gave me on a daily basis. I'll be donating again in the future.
Last year I had a non climbing friend on honeymoon in Yosemite - as soon as I realised where he was I sent him a text message to go and get Tom a six pack from The Lodge.
In 2010, after meeting and talking to Tom for all of 30 seconds I knew he had the same northern England sense of humour as me.

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thedogfather

Trad climber
Somewhere near Red Rocks
Jun 21, 2013 - 10:24am PT
Never been on El Cap but donated last year since anyone who sees his site can appreciate the massive amount of work it takes to maintain.
ag.Fox

Trad climber
Reno, NV
Jun 21, 2013 - 03:25pm PT
Having trouble with the Paypal donation - anyone else?
Gorgeous George

Trad climber
Los Angeles, California
Jun 21, 2013 - 03:46pm PT
Jeeesopeet, or something like that.

I'm really more concerned about all the lame brains on this site that have to find something critical about someone to make themselves feel better. El Cap-Pics is about the best way of climbing the Captain other than climbing it.

I'm an older climber (still young at 58 - tomorrow), and have attempted El Capitan a few times without success, and love the vicarious enjoyment I get of seeing people way up on the wall in places I'll probably never get to. And I'm sure I'm not alone.

IMHO Tom has found a great outlet in keeping involved in climbing after reaching an age where your body just won't do it anymore. We are not all gifted in gracefully aging so we can still climb 5.12 in our 60's (Werner). But the climbing bug is hard to kill, it lives on in us in many ways. Tom brings us dramatic pictures of people in action, putting it out there. I LOVE IT.

It's been at least 15 years (hard to remember now) since I climbed Tacquitz with Tom, and every time I go to Yosemite I love to go to the bridge and look through his telescopic lens at folks high on the wall. I have a beautiful picture of climbers high up on the wall with a full moon right behind them, which almost everyone who sees it makes positive comments.

Like Tom says, if you don't like it, don't clic on to the site. Your prerogative.
Lambone

Big Wall climber
Ashland, Or
Jun 21, 2013 - 05:31pm PT
Pretty hard to not like Tom once you've met him in person. I suspect most people making the negative comments have judge Tom soley based on his internet personality. And really that says more about them then Tom...
Lennox

climber
just southwest of the center of the universe
Jun 21, 2013 - 08:14pm PT
I'd rather be an ignominious bail of the day than an anonymous cubicle puke.
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