Erich Roepke

All my photos are offerings to the god of adventure. Entrepreneur, Dirtbag, Expedition Social Media- SeaLegacy | Ice Axe Expeditions | Zppr

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East side of the Atlantic #westcoast | #westcoastbestcoast | #galicia | #lighthouse | #tower | #cliffs

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As you maybe able to tell, I'm extremely excited about this snow #tahoe | #squaw | #squawvalley | #firstsnow

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Split photo by @cristinamittermeier. Here I am standing on the corner of a Batea, which is an innovative mussel farm, which dangles long lines covered in mussels into the sea. It's an innovative solution that's incredibly lucrative. Check out @cristinamittermeier and @sea_legacy for more. #turningthetide | #explore2restore | #sustainable | #galicia | #mussels

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It's live and die by the sea in Galicia. If the sea is your way of life, then being a sustainable steward is the only way to live @sea_legacy #turningthetide | #galicia | #sea | #fishing | #sustianable | #seashell | #seashells

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Our week in Galicia has come to a close! Thank you @cristinamittermeier and @sea_legacy for letting me be a part of this story. On to Cuba next week! #sealegacy | #turningthetide | #galicia | #spain

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We followed this group of Octopus fishermen since well before dawn. Wild octopus is a staple in Galicia. I like that Galicians have a wide variety of seafood meals, that way they don't over harvest or produce a specific part of the ecosystem. Eating a varied diet causes less impact on certain species. However, I do have trouble eating an Octopus. Apparently they are extremely intelligent, and playful. Assisting @cristinamittermeier on assignment for @sea_legacy #sealegacy | #turningthetide | #sustainable | #sea | #nature | #adventure

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Galicia is inspiring. They have been using sustainable ocean farming for the past 50 years. It gives me hope for the future of our planet. Thank you @cristinamittermeier for letting me be your assistant here! @sea_legacy #turningthetide | #galicia | #ocean | #fishing | #sunrise

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Super excited to be assisting @cristinamittermeier this week in Galicia, Spain. @cristinamittermeier is here researching sustainable fishing practices that can be used with @sea_legacy. The system here is incredibly organized, and favors the livelihoods of the fishermen. It's pretty inspirational, knowing this type of food source can be sustainable and economical. #fish | #fishermen | #Spain | #Galicia | #turningthetide | #sealegacy

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Incredibly thankful to be a part of this @sea_legacy team! The future is bright. #gratitude | #thankful | #wool | #norway | #svalbard

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One last one of Taku. Props to @ryantidman for getting this πŸ₯‘πŸ˜‚ prints are available at RyanDogPhotographer.dog ___ #dog | #dogs | #instagramdog | #lab | #puppy

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Trying to defend myself from Taku. Model: Taku and myself. Photographer: @ryantidman #againnotmydog | #iwishitwas | #sometimes | #lab | #labpuppy | #puppy | #puppylove

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Hopefully we have time to hit Shasta one more time this year. Definitely one of my favorite jaunts in California. @kayalampa with the X wing fighter skimo 9000 pack #toolegit | #shasta | #mountshasta | #skimo | #skimountaineering | #atomic | #mountains | #california | #getoutside

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Setting some tracks on ice floe 400 miles from the North Pole. Photo taken on assignment with @sea_legacy @paulnicklen and @cristinamittermeier #arcticcircle | #svalbard | #polarbear

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Flying falcons for two summers was pretty neat. Thunder was one of the fastest birds out there πŸ¦…πŸ¦…πŸ¦…#falcons | #epic | #outdoors | #blueberries | #starlings | #talons | #thunder

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I might have to steal Taku πŸ“Έ @ryantidman #stillnotmydog | #likemagnet | #dog | #dogsofinstagram | #lab | #beach | #beachdog | #taku

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Fun fact: @kyle.roepke learned to ski this year #thatsalie | #ski | #skiingonmymind | #itsalmostwinter

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Broken Polar Bear Trails in the ice off Svalbard last May with @sea_legacy #arcticcircle | #svalbard | #northpole | #bear

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Believe it or not, buying and selling scrap metal was pretty key to getting where I am today. We learned exactly what not to do when transporting metal (apparently 40 foot pipe don't fit on a 25 foot trailer), but more importantly, we learned how to jump into something and make it work. IRM taught us to stop talking, and just act. Don't try to design the perfect business or life, just jump in, give it everything you have, and things will work out. Nothing is more fun than taking control of your life and situations. Some of my fondest memories happened when we were broke as a joke, stressed, under deadlines, physically exhausted, lacking equipment, time... Regardless of the situation, we knew we were working for ourselves, for our own sake. @huntermeece @trentmartin31 @steinretzlaff @thorretzlaff @kyle.roepke #entrepreneurship | #lewis&clark | #noplans | #lotsofluck | #adventure | #explore2restore #summer | #thankful | #tbt

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A little moss never stopped us #rockclimbing | #vancouverisland | #canada | #climbing | #climbingdirty

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The photo doesn't show how much I bled today... Horne Lake is pretty epic! #rockclimbing | #canada | #sportclimbing | #limestone

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Throwback to flying the drone in the Amazon with @icemandoug and @iceaxeexpeditions. What an incredible experience. #amazon | #drone | #3drsolo @gnarbox

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Taku takes on Tofino #notmydog | #ijustposewithcutedogsforinstagram | #taku | #dog | #dogagog | #puppylove

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Here's a video @thorretzlaff, and @steinretzlaff and I made in less than 12 hours, start to finish for a NescafΓ© Commercial Competition. Believe it or not, we got 6th out of 200! Only one spot away from some $$$. Watch out @wzrdmedia and @locals_project, @thorretzlaff and his production company are coming for you. He only has an iPhone and an old RV, so maybe don't worry TOO much. One of a kinda mΓΊsica by @charles.thefirst #ski | #movie | #skimovie | #instamovie | #adventure | #backyardfun | #project | #competition | #videocomp | #winner | #summer | #epic

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This is about 3am with the @sea_legacy off the coast of Svalbard. We spent the night in search of bears, but found incredible vistas. Some places are so spectacular even an iPhone shot can turn out insane. Check out my previous photo to see the view the other direction from our zodiac #arcticcircle | #winter | #iphone | #iphonephotooftheday | #iphonephoto | #iphonephotography

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This was likely the most peaceful moment I've ever had in my entire life. Thankful for these moments and for those who support some wild ideas that help bring us to these incredible environments 🌲
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#explore2restore | #conserve | #protect | #grateful | #gratitude | #arctic | #peace | #explore | #adventure | #blackandwhite | #reflection | #goexplore | #getoutdoors | #iphone | #thankful | #nature | #wild

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@steinretzlaff and I have been trying this new climbing technique where we try to climb something way harder than we can, then end up just clinging to the wall, like a cat clinging to a screen door, and yelling β€” a lot. It's pretty fun. You don't really get a lot done though 🐈πŸšͺ🐈πŸšͺ🐈πŸšͺπŸ€™πŸ» #climb | #rockclimb | #rockclimbing | #sportclimbing | #catclub | #cat | #meow | #screendoor | #hastag

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Just sent a 5.8b+. I'm the king of the damn mountain. And yes, I did crop and tilt this photo to look steeper and more badass. #sendersgonnasend | #rockclimbing | #getoutside | #climbing | #sent | #sportclimbing | #king | #kingofthemountain | #bestgdclimberouthere

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I don't get star struck easily, but I totally just was asking @alexhonnold to take a photo with us. Alex just did the first and only free solo of El Cap. Probably the greatest achievement in athletic history #legend

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Ty checking out the first bolt of a route in Amphitheater near @squawalpine. Quite the adventure today. Searched for the crags for about 5 hours. Once we found them, we realized every route was WAY beyond us right now #climb | #squaw | #tahoeclimb | #tahoe

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