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                                 And also of course sharing that ice-cold drink down at the farm afterwards and talking animatedly about the route we had just done. It will be a day that will be etched in my memory forever. And I imagine that everyone who has climbed with Ian would have similar memories to share. He had such a genuine love for climbing which was so very infectious.
Ian’s character was larger than life,
but at the same time, he was soft spoken, kind and always ready to help, no matter what. He was a true gentleman and also an adventurer. He  lled his life with wonderful experiences in the mountains and on the seas and I am so very lucky to have shared a little bit of that with him.
Gone way to early . . . you spoke of so many things that you still wanted to do. You will always be fondly remembered by all of us who knew you and were fortunate to call ourselves your friend.
Condolences to all Ian’s family, loved ones and friends.
Rest in Peace mate . . . you will always be missed, yet you will always be with us.
main: ian enjoying the  nal pitch of Meandrathal (17), rooiberg, cederberg. Photo tony lourenS below: having a laugh on a stance on Meandrathal. Photo willie koen
Tony Lourens

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