My friend died yesterday.
Honestly, I don't know what to do or what to think.
Sam was one of my best climber friends. He was one of my climbing partners last year. The crew was always me, Josh, Sam, and Becky. I had some of the best times of my life with them. We went climbing almost every weekend together and made more memories than you can imagine.
Sam was hilarious. He was extremely talented. He was an amazing musician and a very strong climber. He was so honest, loyal, and kind. He was one of the most fun people to be around... always making me die laughing.
I miss how he ate spinach straight from the bag. I miss he called me Atchilly. I miss how he talked like a pirate and our weird and hilarious discussion about open wound intercourse. I miss the nail game. I miss his overuse of the word "Frantic!" I miss how strong he was. I miss how much fun we had. I miss the "sweaty, douchebag" muffins. I miss climbing with him.
I lost a good friend.
The nashville climbing community lost a great member.
I will miss him forever.
Rest in Peace, Sam. I love you.
Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers!
sam and becky at cavefest in southern illinois. so much fun.
"Yarrrrrr" This is Sam on the boat when we went deep water soloing in southern illinois
chillin by the river. Sam, Becky, Max, Me, and Josh
me and sam watching josh climb in southern illinois:
p.s. i didn't go to the red...