STEIN RETZLAFF ⚡️

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

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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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#arctic | #polar | #explore | #ice | #glacier | #melt | #landscape | #baffin | #waterfall | #ocean | #conserve | #protect | #save | #adventure | #travel | #getoutdoors | #wild | #nature | #real | #change | #iPhone | #photo

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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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#sealegacy | #arctic | #polarbear | #polar | #bear | #ice | #protect | #conserve | #save | #explore | #getoutdoors | #snow | #wild | #wildlife | #goexplore | #travel | #landscape | #mountains | #adventure | #iphone | #Iwillclimbthatpeakoneday

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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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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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Reminiscing on the days we spent swimming with turtles on the Great Barrier Reef. By far the most diverse ecosystem I've ever been in and I hope to be able to experience it again soon.
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#greatbarrierreef | #australia | #turtle | #ocean | #conserve | #protect | #explore | #adventure | #getoutdoors | #gopro

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Still the biggest and heaviest fish I've ever held. The Arapaima is one of the largest freshwater fish in the world and can weigh up to 440 lbs. Stand Up Paddling in the Brazilian Amazon is an experience of a lifetime. Message me for details on joining an expedition! @iceaxeexpeditions @icemandoug *
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#explore2restore | #amazon | #rionegro | #explore | #sup | #expedition | #getoutdoors | #fish | #adventure | #brazil

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The biggest risk is the one you don't take. Love being back with my brother 🤘

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Officially feels like summer and excited for some airtime back in my life.
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#summer | #australia | #getoutdoors | #explore | #do | #adventure

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Stoked to have made it another year around the sun. I'm thankful for family and friends who have made this life possible. Much love for you all!

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One of the many incredible glaciers we saw on our expedition in the Arctic with @sea_legacy. This image unfortunately doesn't truly show how powerful and peaceful these environments are. I rarely get political, but pulling the US from the Paris Agreement is an injustice to us all. *
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#keepparis | #climatechange | #glacier | #arctic | #explore | #purpose | #action | #ice | #getoutdoors | #thinblueline | #conserve | #save | #protect

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Waking up at a cold, crisp ice edge in the Arctic makes for an unparalleled morning routine. The surface is incredible, but what lies below this thin blue line is the foundation of our ecosystems. The @sea_legacy will share this story. •



#explore2restore | #sealegacy | #ocean | #conserve | #explore | #arctic | #svalbard | #ice | #thinblueline | #adventure | #getoutdoors | #sunrise | #story

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There aren't too many places in this world as peaceful and serene as the Arctic. Enjoying every second of it. 78°13' N 15°36' E




#explore2restore | #svalbard | #arctic | #norway | #explore | #getoutdoors | #adventure | #ice | #sunset | #goexplore | #peace | #ocean

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While following a massive male polar bear for a few hours in our Zodiac, we found ourselves in this fjord.
I'm not a photographer, but this mountain range and glacier made it real easy to take an awesome photo. Thanks nature 🌲




#explore2restore | #arctic | #svalbard | #norway | #explore | #adventure | #getoutdoors | #goexplore | #mountains | #reflection | #thanks

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Repost of @PaulNicklen 's incredible talents of documenting polar bears in the Arctic.
The @sea_legacy Team is heading to Svalbard, Norway to document the effects disappearing ice is having on polar bears. We have launched a Kickstarter to help @sea_legacy fund these meaningful missions.
We need your support! Please see the link in my bio 🌎



#sealegacy | #polar | #polarbear | #arctic | #norway | #travel | #explore | #getoutdoors | #kickstarter | #repost

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