Today, September 29, 2015, marks the one-year anniversary of JP Auclair and Andreas Fransson’s passing. The footage throughout Salén’s short film displays the team’s strong friendship, elite mountaineering skills, passion for the mountains and purity of life. While JP and Andreas are no longer physically with us, their dream of creating Apogée has become a reality thanks to Bjarne, Daniel and their ever-living spirits. As the film displays, both JP and Andreas portrayed an unmatched vision and respect for life in the mountains up until their final moments. We ask that you let the film stand as inspiration to live your own life, wherever you are, doing whatever it is that you love, to the maximum each and every day.

Thank you for everything, JP and Andreas. May you ski in peace.

Andreas Fransson, JP Auclair, Daniel Rönnbäck, Bjarne Salén