Sunday, August 09, 2009


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...


Violet said...

i feel very sad and sorry for you, ashley. losing a friend hurts. may he rest in peace.


Omegachuck said...

It's a tough age to lose friends so young. Hope all of you can work through this in days ahead.

Sarah said...

It's never easy to say goodbye. You've had to say it too many times in the last few weeks. Hold on to the good times and continue to make new memories.


Lisa (Pixywinks) said...

It's so hard when friends leave us. Cherish the good memories. Prayers for his friends and family.

Bri said...

i am so so so sorry that you lost such an amazing friend. hugs and kisses and everything that I can possibly give. it's impossibly difficult to understand and grasp, especially when we lose people so young. if you ever need to talk, feel free to message me.

lotsa love,


HiHoRosie said...

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Prayers to you, his friends and family.