Avery suicide attempt. Very recent!


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Topic Author's Original Post - Sep 28, 2017 - 03:20am PT
I'm his brother Brian, any prayers or thoughts would be most welcome

this is not the first time that this happened

Trad climber
Upland, CA
Sep 28, 2017 - 03:42am PT
Brian, thank you fr letting us know. Avery has been a presence on the Forum for a very long time. We have witnessed his struggles from afar, and continue to offer our thoughts and prayers to him in his ongoing battle with depression.
Avery, I hope you can find relief and peace somehow.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 28, 2017 - 04:29am PT
Phylp pretty much says it for me.

Thanks for the information.

Go with God, Avery.

I'll be praying for you.

The state of quantum flux
Sep 28, 2017 - 06:15am PT
He wrote me an email to touch bases a few days ago and I had no idea he was in such distress. Wrote him a lengthy reply yesterday but had not sent it until this morning. Hope he gets it...I want him to know that we all have so many ups and downs, and although there is so much heartbreak, tragedy, and struggle, life is so short and fleeting that we must persevere or we might not experience all of it's magic.


Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Sep 28, 2017 - 07:01am PT
I'm rooting for you Avery. You are not alone.....life serves up struggles made easier by reaching out to friends and loved ones.

You are a member of the "tribe" and a respected one who keeps our past fresh with your history threads.....we want more!

Trad climber
Sep 28, 2017 - 07:09am PT
I hope that Avery will be able to feel our wishes for his health and life in this thread, and not be overwhelmed with feelings of vulnerability in our awareness he is struggling so.

Avery - I don't know you, but will keep you in my thoughts in the hopes that you are able to stay strong and stay with us in this world. While it's true that nobody gets out alive, sometimes it is hard to feel that our presence is welcome, and needed.
Delhi Dog

Good Question...
Sep 28, 2017 - 07:11am PT
We all struggle in our own ways.
Know that you help create and are part of this fabric of life we all are part of.
And, we're all richer because of it.

Everything in its time.

How 'bout a few mountain images of those NZ alps!
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Sep 28, 2017 - 07:20am PT
Best wishes to Avery and his family during this difficult time.
SC seagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, Moab, A sailboat, or some time zone
Sep 28, 2017 - 07:30am PT
Avery, do whatever you can to fight those demons. You need to be here.

Rick A

Boulder, Colorado
Sep 28, 2017 - 07:47am PT
You are a valued member of this community and we all are pulling for you to recover.

Hang on, man.


Trad climber
Sep 28, 2017 - 08:00am PT
Sending love your way

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Sep 28, 2017 - 08:23am PT
Avery, listen to all the people who care for you -

right here, right now
Sep 28, 2017 - 08:42am PT
Read this years ago, found it pretty darn insightful, if not helpful:

Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness, William Styron


I bet you, 10 to 1, Avery is a reader? It's not very long. 86 pages.

If nothing else, Brian, you might read it.

As I recall, Styron underwent voluntary hospitalization, as one might for any near terminal disease.

Sport climber
Sep 28, 2017 - 08:59am PT
I know when I attempt suicide, the first thing I'll do is have my brother post on ST for me

Nor Cal
Sep 28, 2017 - 09:02am PT
stay around here! your threads on the mountains and route ascents have been great. i just dont post that often.
Robert L

Sep 28, 2017 - 09:15am PT
I pass through Ashburton a bit.
Is he still in the area?
Might he be up for some light XC skiing around Tekapo, for a day or two? I've got any gear he'd need.

Ice climber
Sep 28, 2017 - 09:20am PT
Thanks so much for this update. PLEASE tell Avery that we need him here! speaking for myself, he has given me so very much by his postings and support of Jack Roberts, and his routes on Huntington and Denali....sending lots of love!
Pam Roberts
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Sep 28, 2017 - 09:28am PT
Avery- Whatever is weighing on you so heavily get some help to work through it and get back to living again. The alternative isn't really one at all.

So stand up mate, I have a bet on you for the long haul and would like to meet you for some ale and a tale or two once I get around to visiting NZ.

You are a good man and are loved and appreciated by many of us here and closer to home.

Social climber
great white north
Sep 28, 2017 - 09:32am PT
We're in your corner Avery

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Sep 28, 2017 - 09:47am PT
Jlyons, You are a A$$HOLE!

Avery; My thoughts and good wishes to you.

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