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alpinitiatives One thing i learnt during my life traveling is when being present you notice small things in life that can make a big difference. A helping hand, a smile to the homeless man on the sidewalk, 10 cents to the beggar in the subway. By #beingpresent in the everyday life has helped me enjoy those moment on top of a mountain. But it all starts with our own choice to do right, together we can make the change. #ai #alpineinitiatives #beingpresent photo: @danielronnback 1w
  •   bruciebunta Inspirational and then some! Living in a big city myself right now and I wish more people here could understand this as its a pretty cutthroat world we live in. Still, gotta knock a little harder, stay positive and #beingpresent :) 1w

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alpinitiatives On a road trip to Chamonix we stopped by to take some portraits. Suddenly a lonely dog walks up to us and a second later @auclairjp is playing with the dog and totally forget what we were actually there to do. And why not? We all share this planet and the air we are breathing, so why not have fun and take care of each other. We are all humans, race, age or sex doesn't matter. We should all share and contribute to make the world a better and more fun place. Photo: @danielronnback #humanity #engaging #ai #alpineinitiatives 1w

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alpinitiatives When I took this photo in 2007, I had no ambitions to become a ski photographer. I was just simply a ski instructor with an interest in photography and one day my first powder photo unexpectedly ended up on the cover of a magazine. As a kid, @auclairjp was one of my biggest ski idols. He helped me follow my passion as a ski instructor in the same way as @andreasfransson99 did some years earlier. Andreas also became one of my mentors in the time i was teaching skiing and after meeting him, he one day invited me down to Chamonix to take photos with him. The first words Andreas spoke to me was that i should let go of my dreams of becoming a pro skier but rather chase the idea of becoming a ski photographer. So I did and here I am today still following my my dreams in the mountains! Whatever our goals are in life, the only time we fail is when we give up on them. As long as we give it our best we are all winners. #ai #alpineinitiatives #inspiration #exploration #creativity photo: @danielronnback 1w

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alpinitiatives I have always wondered how you paint the portrait of a famous artist who hands you the tools to create your art with. As a young kid, JP was a big skiing inspiration for me. Later on, he would become a big creative influence in my photography. @auclairjp opened my mind and i got to realise that by collaborating and building on the same idea, something even greater than your vision can be accomplished. Not just in art, but in travel, love, and life in general.
Sharing experiences is the best way to evolve as a human being. #ai #alpineinitiatives photo: @danielronnback
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alpinitiatives In April last year, @andreasfransson99 @auclairjp @bjarnesalen and I @danielronnback hit the road for our first ski trip together for our project Apogee Skiing. A journey that I will remember as the best skiing trip in my life. Never has a sunset been more colorful, a snowstorm deep inside the walls of a couloir more powerful, and the dried food even tastier than normal. A combination of good friendship and positive energy has the magic to affect every moment in the best way possible. It's something we take with us, that life is as good as we make it. So let's always give it everything we have. If we all go for the goal together, the journey there will be the most amazing time there is. #alpineinitiatives #ai photo: @danielronnback 2w

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alpinitiatives Thank you JP for #beingpresent and supporting all my projects over the years, you've been a great #inspiration and a great #friend, you've always brought sunshine to all around you #rip #weloveyoujp / by @felixrioux 2w

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alpinitiatives A few years ago I went on a solo trip across #thailand somewhere in the mountains my motorcycle broke down. A local family drove by in a pick up truck and brought me to their tiny remote village to repair my bike, it was an amazing experience of #generosity #community #connectivity #ai #alpineinitiatives / by @felixrioux 2w

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alpinitiatives One thing that always amazed me is that although JP was a #pioneer of the #freeski movement (since the late 90’s) he always kept evolving with it / hand drag 360 in #retallack 2010 #beingpresent #sustainability #jpauclair by @felixrioux 2w

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alpinitiatives When I look at these 2 items separately, I see childhood toys. When I see them together I'm filled with both joy and sadness as I get nostalgic of #jpauclair and his natural gift to enjoy life, have fun and bring us along for the ride / these are the actual #gtsnowracer and #kendama seen in many ski films and videos JP has been in over the years #inspiration #creativity #exploration #weloveyoujp / by @felixrioux 2w

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alpinitiatives Every year or so, I leave on a one month personal trip, somewhere out of my comfort zone to do a bit of #exploration and #inspiration / that's when I usually shoot some of my favorite images / here a #chinese man is posing proudly for another camera in front of the #forbidencity in #beijing / #ai #alpineinitiatives #amanwithadream by @felixrioux 2w

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alpinitiatives As a kid I grew up in the city but #skiing and #photography brought me to the #mountains where I found my #community of friends around the world / it is the roots of what my life has been for the past 15 years of #connectivity / I've also learned what #beingpresent means, specially when you lose great friends to these same mountains #liveyourdreams #weloveyoujp / this image was shot in #serfaus #austria when I last saw #sarahburke / by @felixrioux 3w

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alpinitiatives Great thanks to @chrisbenchetler the beautiful week of images and inspiration. Passing the takeover torch to the famed photographer and founder of IF3, Mr. Felix Rioux. Follow @felixrioux here this week. 3w

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alpinitiatives Skiing has taught me a lot, taken me to many amazing places, and allowed me to see many beautiful things. But I think the most valuable gift skiing has taught me is to be present and find inner peace at that very moment. Whether it's standing on top of a line, or canoeing to an unknown island in the middle of a snow storm in Japan. #beingpresent #ai #values@chrisbenchetler 3w

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alpinitiatives One of the greatest trips of my life. Driving and getting lost in the south coast of New Zealand with JP with no working heater or stereo. #weloveyoujp #exploration #values@chrisbenchetler 3w

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alpinitiatives Witnessing one of nature's greatest phenomenons during my first trip to Haines, AK. You can't help but feel connected to Mother Nature when she puts on a show like that. #connectivity #ai #values@chrisbenchetler 3w

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alpinitiatives This photo always makes me laugh, and is an awesome example of #creativity. JP wanted an arial view picture of us, long before drones, so he put his point and shoot on a 5 second timer and threw it up as high as he could. #weloveyoujp #ai #values 3w

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alpinitiatives Connecting with Mother Nature is by far my favorite thing in this life. This photo is from a spur of the moment road trip JP and I took to find surf and disconnect far South in New Zealand for a few days. I learned so much about myself that trip, and connected very deeply with both my surroundings and my friendship with JP. #connectivity #values #alpineinitiatives #weloveyoujp@chrisbenchetler 3w

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alpinitiatives Every day I hung with JP he taught me something new and useful that I continually apply to my daily life, even if it's how to vibe the camera... #education is empowerment. Thank you for all the good times and life lessons my friend. #values #weloveyoujp@chrisbenchetler 4w

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alpinitiatives This week, we're stoked to have Chris Benchetler takeover our Instagram. In December, Chris teamed up with Lululemon and hosted an art show in Whistler to benefit the Auclair Fund. Great thanks to him for taking the initiative and great love to @lululemon and the community of Whistler for the continued support. Follow @chrisbenchetler here thoughout the week. #52weeks 4w

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alpinitiatives While traveling can be invigorating and fun, often times my favorite adventures are in my backyard. The Sierras hold my heart and the #connectivity that I feel to my home is strong. I love to challenge myself to get to know my home mountain range as much as possible during all seasons. Less of an environmental impact and I feel closer to my #community. #alpineinitiatives #ai #values @myshellparker 4w

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