STEIN RETZLAFF ⚡️

Adventuring with Purpose // 🌲Tahoe Made | 🌊 SeaLegacy | ⛷Ice Axe Expeditions | 🌎 ZPPR.io | 👻steinretzlaff

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This is @miles_clark (aka @snowbrains) our fearless ski guide on our expedition to Antarctica. Each day consisted of a 3-5K vert climb and every inch was worth it. It’s not everyday you get the opportunity to ski down to the waters edge of Antarctica 🇦🇶 @iceaxeexpeditions @icemandoug *
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#iceaxeski | #iceaxeantarctica2017 | #ski | #antarctica | #skimo | #mountaineering | #climb | #explore | #ice | #polar | #getoutdoors | #goexplore | #travel | #hike | #vert | #earnyourturns | #snow | #winter | #wild | #adventure

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Antarctica with the legendary, @icemandoug. Doug has skied the North and South Poles more than anyone on Earth and his knowledge of the environment is unparalleled. There are countless reasons to do our part in conserving this fragile environment. @icemandoug with @iceaxeexpeditions *
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#iceaxeski | #iceaxeantarctica2017 | #ski | #antarctica | #humanpower | #earnyourturns | #skimo | #expedition | #ice | #legend | #snow | #getoutdoors | #explore | #goexplore | #wild | #protect | #travel | #gh5 | #adventure | #with | #purpose

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Antarctica with @iceaxeexpeditions goes down as one of the most unique expeditions I have ever been on. I am still in awe how @icemandoug created the idea behind this incredible journey. Many thanks to @icemandoug @iceaxeexpeditions and @mountain_man_kurt for an adventure of a lifetime. Many more photos and video to come! 🇦🇶⛷️
PC// the infamous @erichroepke @matt.bansak.photography *
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#iceaxeski | #iceaxeantarctica2017 | #antarctica | #ski | #skimo | #mountaineering | #explore | #getoutdoors | #peak | #wild | #backcountry | #goexplore | #expedition | #travel | #spine | #unreal | #adventure | #with | #purpose

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Stoke level rising with the expedition team! We are Antarctica bound with @icemandoug and @iceaxeexpeditions 🇦🇶⛷️⛏️
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#iceaxeski2017 | #antarctica | #ski | #skimo | #mountaineering | #explore | #getoutdoors | #goexplore | #travel | #wild | #adventure | #with | #purpose

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Stoked for all the adventures this upcoming ski season 🤙Winter is coming ❄️
PC// @kyle.roepke *
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#revelstoke | #ski | #skiing | #getoutdoors | #gooutside | #backcountry | #winter | #snow | #powder | #bc | #travel | #adventure | #with | #purpose

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Happy Birthday to my beautiful Muti! 🎉Very proud to be your son

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Paddling in the Brazilian Amazon with @iceaxeexpeditions. @icemandoug and team are currently in the Amazon and producing some rad content as well as Live streaming from the Rio Negro to schools around the world! 🌴
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#iceaxe | #brazil | #sup | #amazon | #travel | #explore | #getoutdoors | #goexplore | #amazonas | #wild | #journey | #go | #trip | #adventure | #with | #purpose

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Due to some unforeseen circumstances, @erichroepke and I are back in the States after 5 adventurous days in Cuba. After driving almost the length of Cuba, 2X, in black market taxis, the journey was surely one I won't forget.
The rest of the @Sea_Legacy team is currently on the Gardens of the Queen coral reef producing incredible conservation content. Stay tuned for the footage! *
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#TurningTheTide | #cuba | #coral | #sea | #ocean | #reef | #protect | #conserve | #travel | #wild | #journey | #explore | #adventure | #with | #purpose

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The @Sea_Legacy Team is currently on its way to Cuba where we are collaborating with @AluciaProductions to work closely on a coral regenerative ocean mooring system. This system will provide a solution for keeping the new influx of tourism boats from damaging the pristine reefs of the Jardines De La Reina.
I'm happy to work with some of the world's best visual storytellers on assignment as we are #TurningTheTide with @Sea_Legacy @PaulNicklen @CristinaMittermeier @Andy_Mann @DavidDoubilet @SamKretch @Captik_Iank and @ErichRoepke
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#sealegacy | #cuba | #ocean | #coral | #protect | #conserve | #sea | #story | #change | #gogreen | #wild |#adventure | #with | #purpose

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Stormy seas off the coast of Svalbard, Norway on assignment with @Sea_Legacy 🌊 A successful expedition comprised of 26 polar bears, several Walrus and a few beluga whales. Check @PaulNicklen and @CristinaMittermeier for the full videos. 🔉: @erichroepke *
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#sealegacy | #TurningTheTide | #norway | #svalbard | #sea | #explore | #getoutdoors | #goexplore | #travel | #wild | #adventure | #with | #purpose

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How to train for ski expeditions to the North and South Poles: drag truck tires up mountains 🏔️ @icemandoug has skied the North and South Poles more than anyone on Earth and fortunate to be learning expedition leadership from the best. @icemandoug @iceaxeexpeditions *
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#iceaxeski | #tahoe | #truckee | #legend | #expedition | #training | #explore | #getoutdoors | #laketahoe | #summit | #team | #adventure | #with | #purpose

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Stoked to be welcomed back home to Tahoe by some electrifying thunderstorms ⚡️ These wild bursts of electric energy are caused by ice particles colliding in a cloud.... Meaning, winter is coming! ⚡️❄️ PC// @kayalampa *
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#lightning | #thunder | #tahoe | #home | #tornadowarning | #winteriscoming | #wild | #squawvalley | #ice | #welcomewinter

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An evening spent mesmerized by the Northern Lights off the coast of Baffin Island made for an even more incredible expedition with @Sea_Legacy Thanks again to the Archimedes crew for supporting a surreal experience! PC// @justinhofman
69°14'6"N 66°38'19"W
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#TurningTheTide | #arctic | #northernlights | #aurora | #travel | #explore | #getoutdoors | #wild | #night | #adventure | #with | #purpose

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Surreal experience traveling through the thick fog of Baffin Island and passing ice bergs as they slowly appeared all around us.
A big thank you to the Archimedes crew for hosting and helping the @sea_legacy team on our expedition to the Northwest Passage. You guys rock and looking forward to staying in touch! @Victorialeedennis @Sasahenkel @Cari.childers @Ccasson3 @Max__haynes @Super.yacht.chef. @Puravida89 @Lets_go_barefoot @Fistfulofsanddollars @Shem_mitchell @Mj_coleman88 @Barbarossavich @Sieshells @Big_v_mosh
#TurningTheTide with @sea_legacy @paulnicklen @cristinamittermeier *
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#SeaLegacy | #ice | #arctic | #polar | #iceberg | #glacier | #ocean | #protect | #conserve | #canada | #travel | #adventure | #explore | #getoutdoors | #goexplore | #nature | #outdoors | #wild | #fog | #iphone

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The power of the Baffin Island landscape is unparalleled. Every few hundred feet, we find waterfalls and rivers rushing from glaciers. It's a humbling experience to explore and document the extent to which the Arctic is changing. #TurningTheTide with @Sea_Legacy @paulnicklen @cristinamittermeier
70°51'57"N 71°39'8"W
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Traveling along the east coast of Baffin Island this morning has made for an incredibly stunning day. Thousands of glacier waterfalls coupled with dark, moody clouds and occasional cracks of light made taking this iPhone photo easy 📸🏔️
71°38.32N 72°42.56W
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#TurningTheTide with @sea_legacy | #arctic | #baffin | #ocean | #nature | #canada | #iphone | #photo | #mountain | #conserve | #protect | #light | #explore | #getoutside | #adventure | #travel | #getoutdoors | #glacier | #water | #live

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This week, the @Sea_Legacy team is in the Northwest Passage to share the good news of Canada's newly created marine conservation area. In the last two days, we've seen hundreds of beluga whales, 12 polar bears and we on our way to share the stories of narwhals. This is also where SeaLegacy founder, @PaulNicklen grew up and where he fell in love with the Arctic. This area is magical 🌊
72°55.72N 80°24.95W
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#arctic | #polar | #ice | #protect | #conserve | #explore | #getoutdoors | #goexplore | #ocean | #iceberg | #canada | #adventure | #with | #purpose | #travel | #exploremore | #marine | #conservation | #area | #wild

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Happy Birthday to this rad dude, @erichroepke 🦅
The last year and a half of adventures have taken us to places as far South as Patagonia and as far North as the Arctic where we were only a couple hundred miles from the North Pole. These travels have made countless wild stories and I'm looking forward to many more. Cheers brother! 🍻
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#adventure | #with | #purpose | #travel | #explore | #exploremore | #getoutdoors | #travel | #whatsnext

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Stoked that my brothers, @thorretzlaff and @wolfretzlaff summited Mt Hood today! Excited to get into the backcountry more this winter and starting to think about some upcoming trips.. Any suggestions? ⛷️🤘
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#shasta | #ski | #skimo | #getoutdoors | #explore | #goexplore | #mountains | #adventure | #winter | #climb | #skiing | #wild | #travel | #camping | #fun | #whatsnext

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Getting pitted on a 5.11(a) that I couldn't successfully complete. But, makes for a solid challenge!
Thanks @derekrushton_ and Jen for showing us Horne Lake! Definitely a rad new spot to climb on Vancouver Island 🤘

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On our last expedition to Svalbard, Norway with @sea_legacy, we filmed 20 different polar bears during our three weeks spent in the Arctic. Not sure why I haven't posted any photos of bears yet, but this is one of my favorites.
It's not the best image of a polar bear, but it was taken on my iPhone so put that in perspective when figuring how close we were to this massive male. For the best shots, I can assure you that @paulnicklen and @cristinamittermeier have them 💯
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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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Sunrise paddles are never a bad start to the day 🌅 *
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#sunrise | #sup | #paddle | #tahoe | #laketahoe | #keeptahoeblue | #explore | #getoutdoors | #goexplore | #adventure | #morning | #goodmorning | #surf | #everyday

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Started climbing three weeks ago and thanks to @erichroepke 's climbing school for amateurs, today I lead a 5.10 (a), (b) and (c) sport routes. Took a couple falls, but it was exhilarating nonetheless. Definitely a rad new sport 🤘 *
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#climbing | #sport | #falling | #rockclimbing | #rock | #explore | #getoutdoors | #adventure | #trynewthings | #goexplore | #bozeman | #montana | #whatsnext | #Iwas5ftoffthegroundinthisphoto

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Solid day paddling on Tahoe 🌊 The ~20 mile trek with @erichroepke was well worth it! Looking forward to a full paddle around the lake sometime soon 🤙
Thanks @icemandoug for letting us train on your boards! *
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#keeptahoeblue | #tahoe | #sup | #getoutdoors | #paddle | #explore | #miles | #goexplore | #adventure

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Squaw Valley officially closed today making it the latest closing day in the history of the resort. After 728" of snowfall and 200 days of operation, I couldn't be happier with the historic winter. *
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#tahoe | #history | #snow | #explore | #getoutdoors | #ski | #adventure | #gopro | #protectourwinters

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The journey behind any adventure is the most memorable part. @erichroepke and I almost drove this beast down the Pan-American Highway last summer and some pivoting lead us in a different direction. Probably a good thing though, because the Land Cruiser broke down after one day of off-roading and we'd probably still be stuck in South America.
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#theprocess | #journey | #explore | #getoutdoors | #goexplore | #landcruiser | #tahoe | #truckee | #offroad | #wherenext

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Happy Birthday to the golden child of the family! You're a genius and a beast and I'm looking forward to seeing what you'll do at UC Davis. Love ya @wolfretzlaff

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Good to be back home and paddling on Lake Tahoe 🤙
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#tahoe | #truckee | #home | #sup | #explore | #getoutdoors | #adventure | #summer

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