Wednesday, October 22, 2008


We still have Ozone guidebooks for sale! They are now available not only by contacting us, but also at the Portland Rock Gym and Climb Max Mountaineering

There are only a limited number left though, so don't wait too long . . .

Monday, October 13, 2008

OZONE at The Hollywood Theatre! (Corrected 10/15)

For anyone still looking to get your hands on a copy of OZONE, we're not only selling them through this web site, but we'll also be setting up shop at the Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd. in Portland) this Thursday, Oct. 16, at about 6:30 during the  2008 Reel Rock Tour. The theater will be showing "The Sharp End," a film by Peter Mortimer, Nick Rosen, and Sender Films. Look for us there!
(Questions? Contact Bryan Smith.)

Friday, October 3, 2008

Early — and impressive — results . . .

Ok, are you ready for this?
Our early results are in and we're excited to share them with everyone who's helped us out throughout this entire effort. 
  • For starters, we sold close to 325 books the night of the event.
  • The iPod raffle brought in nearly $800.
  • And all together, with the raffle, the book sales, and the silent auction, we've so far raised . . . nearly $17,000! 
That's absolutely an incredible number and we extend our sincerest thanks to everyone who's contributed in one way or another. And we're still selling books and collecting money from the silent auction, so we're not done yet. 

Thursday, October 2, 2008


What a fantastic night we had last night. Hundreds of people turned out to support Kevin Rauch and his family, to get their hands on the limited edition OZONE guidebook, to bid on more than 100 silent auction items, to swill beers (and wait in a huge line for them — sorry about that!), to see old faces and meet new ones, and otherwise just partake of a grand evening out.

Thanks to everyone who came out to the event and to all who helped out. We could not have done it without all the support we received from so many different people. After all, we're just a handful of climbers and friends who had a little idea many, many months ago...


As far as results, we're not giving out any numbers yet, but we will shortly. For now, just know that we are extremely happy — and fairly flabbergasted, to be quite honest — with what we seem to have initially gathered. The iPod raffle alone garnered nearly $800!

So thank you all once again. It's been a rousing success.

And it will continue to be a success. We're still selling books, so contact us if you want one!

And if you won something in the silent auction but didn't get to pick it up, Bryan Smith will be calling you and giving you TWO DAYS to respond before moving on to the next highest bidder. Need more information? Contact Bryan. 

Thanks also to Melissa McComb and Amy Stewart for taking and letting us post these photos.


Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Tonight's the Night

It's been almost a year since Jon Stewart first dropped the idea of this guidebook/fund-raiser into my head. And who knows how long he and Kevin Evansen and some of the other guys involved had been thinking about it prior to that. 

But the point is, this has been a long time coming and now it's here. It's exciting to see that it's all come together: guidebook, silent auction, fund-raiser, everything. 

So thanks to everyone in advance for helping us make this happen. We will see you all tonight.