Erich Roepke

Expeditions with Purpose — Expedition Social Media and Brand Partnerships at SeaLegacy 🐋🌊 | Apprentice at Ice Axe Expeditions ⛷🏔| R&D at Zppr 🎥📸

https://act.sealegacy.org/tide

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Sometimes someone like @matt.bansak.photography puts you in a great position for filming, and you can pull a good still from that film. My favorite part of this is the ship just through the notch. It was pretty awesome having autonomy being a media team with @miles_clark @matt.bansak.photography and @steinretzlaff@iceaxeexpeditions . ⛷️@steinretzlaff #skimountaineering | #adventure | #antarctica | #epic | #turns | #skimore | #skiuphill | #earnyourturns | #iceaxe | #iceaxeski | #iceaxeski2017

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@miles_clark working his way up to our transition zone. First Antarctic steps for @steinretzlaff and myself. @iceaxeexpeditions #skimountaineering | #adventure | #epic | #antarctica | #skimore | #incredible

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Can’t help but smile at a sunny evening in Antarctica! @iceaxeexpeditions #antarctica | #cheesing | #selfie | #sunset

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Crossing the Drake Passage for the first time was quite the experience. I suffered some seasickness at the start, but luckily that stopped after day 1. All part of the adventure! @iceaxeexpeditions

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Antarctica from the Northern Hemisphere perspective.  The first day we skied on the continent, our zodiac followed the wrong GPS way point, which brought us to these calmer black waters. I managed to snap a quick photo on the iPhone.

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While visiting a large penguin rookery, @icemandoug spotted this pod of Orcas entering the bay. They are peeking out of the icy water, searching for seals! @iceaxeexpeditions

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Mr. Jorge Kozujli (@andescross) skiing to the water’s edge during the @iceaxeexpeditions Antarctic Ski trip. Jorge said the water was almost as blue as Tahoe! #sobluebro | #tahoe | #adventure | #skimountaineering | #antarctica | #ice | #skimore | #nature | #epic | #bucketlist

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This was one of the coolest sights I’ve seen in my life so far. Penguins are so legit. @miles_clark spotted this in the distance as we descended from skiing a full day. Sorry for the shaking! @iceaxeexpeditions @steinretzlaff @snowbrains

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First steps of my life on the Antarctic Continent. My eyes began to water a bit at the beauty before us. It’s been such a dream of mine to spend time here. Thank you @icemandoug for continually showing us the way. Your mentorship has swayed my life like crazy for two years now, and the lives of countless others.

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Well, @iceaxeexpeditions and @icemandoug just put on one of the best trips of all time. Skiing the Antarctic Peninsula was absolutely incredible. Stay tuned for more in the coming weeks! ⛷️@miles_clark #iceaxeski | #iceaxeexpeditions | #skicruise2017 | #expedition | #ski | #skiphoto | #antarctica | #wild | #bucketlist

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This valley is pretty neat #Squaw | #squawvalley | #olympicvalley | #home | #tahoe

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The @sea_legacy team contemplating Che in Havana. This was the first day of our Cuba expedition. @paulnicklen @cristinamittermeier @captik_iank @andy_mann and @samkretch are still there shooting with @aluciaproductions 23°11’36” N, 82°36’66” W #cuba l #travel | #work | #explore | #exploremore | #conservation | #che | #cheguevara | #expedition | #sealegacy

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Roughest seas I’ve ever experienced in my life on expedition with @sea_legacy off the coast of Svalbard, Norway tracking polar bears. Can’t wait for more to come! 79° 57’37”N 12° 2’28” #adventure | #expedition | #seas | #svalbard | #polarbears | #polar | #epic | #water | #sea | #seasick

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It’s almost that time of year again. Can’t wait to see what adventures this winter holds. #shasta | #expedition | #mountains | #mountaineering | | #ski | #skimo | #climbing

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@iceaxeexpeditions expeditions just returned from the Amazon. Definitely one of the coolest trips of my life! @icemandoug @steinretzlaff @jasperdoest #amazon | #expedition | #manaus | #snake | #sup | #paddleboarding | #boa | #boaconstrictor

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Smile if you’re a dirtbag living the dirtbag dream life 😁. Another perfect day in the books. Photo by @steinretzlaff. climbing | #dirtbag | #bum | #tahoe | #skibum | #climbingbum | #happy | #lifeisgood | #lifeisgreat | #lifeisperfect | #liveinavan | #lake | #happiness

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#TBT it’s been four years now that I haven’t played football for Lewis & Clark. Football and I had an odd relationship. I didn’t feel like it was the right fit for me, but kept playing because it was a fun way to be a part of a team. This past week the @lc_football team won the wagon wheel back from Willamette, a goal for every LC program since 2000. @thorretzlaff and team have a team this year. I can’t wait to see more! #football | #college | #ncaa | #d3 | #defensiveend | #lcpios | #rollpios

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El jefe @paulnicklen on the Halcón near Jardinas de la Reina, Cuba 🇨🇺 @steinretzlaff and I are still pretty upset we couldn't join the bulk of the @sea_legacy expedition, but are incredibly thankful we got to join part 1. We just got off the sat phone with @cristinamittermeier and she says they're having success, and can't wait to share. Good luck out there @captik_iank @andy_mann @paulnicklen @cristinamittermeier @samkretch! #turningthetide | #sealegacy | #expedition | #ocean | #paulnicklen | #naturephotography | #cuba | #ship | #scuba

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The tragedy of the commons becomes common in Cuba. Each person in the country is allocated equal food, housing, and relatively similar wages. However, when times get tough, people have to sell items on the black market to provide their family with needed cash. It's been really interesting seeing this system up close. #cuba | #economics | #cigar | #cubancigars

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After some seriously unforeseen and unfortunate visa issues, Stein and I were forced to cut our @sea_legacy expedition short, then proceed to make our way across the entire country to Havana. The adventure doesn't start until the problems begin. #sealegacy | #turningthetide | #cuba

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Cuba is way cooler than I could have imagined. We have one day in Havana before heading south to The Garden of the Queen @sea_legacy #cuba | #turningthetide | #havana

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Constantly incredibly thankful to be a part of the @sea_legacy team. It's so rewarding working with such a passionate group of people who care so much. Looking forward to the next couple weeks on assignment in Cuba! Photo by @cristinamittermeier. Can't wait to see @cristinamittermeier @paulnicklen @sea_legacy @andy_mann @samkretch @captik_iank and @steinretzlaff down in Havana #gratitude | #turnthetide | #cuba | #sealegacy

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Last day in Tahoe before we're off again. Ty with the master climbing photography. #climbing | #donner | #tahoe | #explore | #carhartt

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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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