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Fatal Accident - Kellen Sams: Climber/Adventurer/Skier and Friend
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By Stucker
From Centennial, CO
Feb 25, 2010
Old Greg with his downstairs mix-up.

I never met Kellen. It sounds like he was living his 20s like I wish I had lived mine. RIP Kellen and my condolences to anyone who is grieving over his passing.


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By phil wortmann
From Colorado Springs, Co.
Feb 25, 2010
Shredded by the Center Route.

Jessica, was it that manky blue down jacket of his? That thing was great! I think he must have rolled a hobo for that thing.


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By Joshua Balke
From Colorado Springs
Feb 26, 2010
Ingraham glacier

Shane Neal wrote:
Yes- that is correct. You are connecting the right person w/ the name.

Just to clarify. Kellen was not the director of outdoor rec at Ft Carson. He was an Outdoor Programmer for Ft Carson(I believe this was his title). Regardless of title he was a beautiful person that I've been privileged to call friend and one that I will miss dearly. Much love to all.


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By Andy Baehler
From colorado springs,colorado
Feb 26, 2010

kellen on a hanus 5.10+ in the south platte
kellen on a hanus 5.10+ in the south platte


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By phil wortmann
From Colorado Springs, Co.
Feb 26, 2010
Shredded by the Center Route.

nice pic andy, is this Thunder Ridge?

Jane, that's so funny! give us a call sometime and we'll head to shelf, or just out to eat sometime. We're just down the road in Manitou. I think you and Jini would get along really well.
-phil.


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By Andy Baehler
From colorado springs,colorado
Feb 26, 2010

Andy Baehler wrote:

Kellen and I climbed alot togehter last summer, i met him at a climbers beer night(thanks josh) and we clicked right away because we both liked big wall climbin,so the very next day we climbed and then through the summer,(sheeps nose,turkey rock and perch,st. peters dome,thunder ridge,crestone needle and so on)and out of 13 years of trad climbin he's the only guy i really clicked with, because we did not have to say anything we could just climb.We had alot planned for this summer, so in his memory im gonna ask Jane if she wants to climb some of what we were gonna do together.There hasnt been a day gone by since his accident that i dont think about him and how such a great guy he was.(R.I.P. Kellen) U will always be part of me, i miss u bro, I know u are rippin it up right now in heaven.


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By Andy Baehler
From colorado springs,colorado
Feb 26, 2010

Yeah thats thunder SHHHHHH, Jane my number is 719 358 1677 lets definitly go climb anytime im not workin right now so give me a call


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By Dan Young
From Colorado Springs, CO
Feb 26, 2010
Music Pass - Sangre De Cristo Mountains

I thought the jacket was green (however I am colorblind) that he put down, it didn't look too old from what I remember, I thought the dogs just layed on it that day because it was left out and when Jess left I hung it up on the tree, didn't realize he put it down for them, it was muddy as hell afterwords though and it didn't seem to bother him, nice guy, I can't say I would have done that with my down, and I really like dogs and Jessica!


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