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As I’ve posted a number of times now, Jp Auclair and his team were just in Kenya to help with the effect that HIV/AIDS has on children in Africa. By 2010 there will be 23 million children orphaned by AIDS, and many of them will have no place to go. So, as you know, Alpine Initiatives went over to help finish their first Amani Community Home

When they had time to put down their shovels, they took the opportunity to go on a Safari. The photos Jp took on this overland journey are truly amazing. I’m thinking, when he’s over skiing, he should apply for a job with National Geographic.

 The Zebra trying to blend into his surroundings.. Good camouflage my friend. Photo: Jp Auclair

With a mass just over 5 kg (11 lb), elephant brains are larger than those of any other land animal. Maybe that’s why they are said to never forget. Photo: Jp Auclair

Just looking for some trees to sit in. I guess this will do. Photo: Jp Auclair

Buffalo’s grazing around.. Hope there’s not a lion hiding out. Photo: Jp Auclair

Jp and this African Buffalo having a staring contest. Photo: Jp Auclair

Taste the rainbow… Photo: Jp Auclair

I always heard the flamingos color comes from their diet, and sure enough: adults range from light pink to bright red due to aqueous bacteria and beta carotene obtained from their food supply. I think I might start eating only brine shrimp to see what happens. Photo: Jp Auclair

This giraffe may, or may not have two heads. Photo: Jp Auclair

Hip… Hip-hop… Hip-hop-anatamus.. Photo: Jp Auclair

I’m guessing we have a jaguar here.. And not the kind with a compact DOHC V8 piston engine. Photo: Jp Auclair

We have here a White Rhinoceros (I think) due to his Square-lips, not because his color. Photo: Jp Auclair

 

As I’ve posted a number of times now, Jp Auclair and his team were just in Kenya to help with the effect that HIV/AIDS has on children in Africa. By 2010 there will be 23 million children orphaned by AIDS, and many of them will have no place to go. So, as you know, Alpine Initiatives went over to help finish their first Amani Community Home

When they had time to put down their shovels, they took the opportunity to go on a Safari. The photos Jp took on this overland journey are truly amazing. I’m thinking, when he’s over skiing, he should apply for a job with National Geographic.

 The Zebra trying to blend into his surroundings.. Good camouflage my friend. Photo: Jp Auclair

With a mass just over 5 kg (11 lb), elephant brains are larger than those of any other land animal. Maybe that’s why they are said to never forget. Photo: Jp Auclair

Just looking for some trees to sit in. I guess this will do. Photo: Jp Auclair

Buffalo’s grazing around.. Hope there’s not a lion hiding out. Photo: Jp Auclair

Jp and this African Buffalo having a staring contest. Photo: Jp Auclair

Taste the rainbow… Photo: Jp Auclair

I always heard the flamingos color comes from their diet, and sure enough: adults range from light pink to bright red due to aqueous bacteria and beta carotene obtained from their food supply. I think I might start eating only brine shrimp to see what happens. Photo: Jp Auclair

This giraffe may, or may not have two heads. Photo: Jp Auclair

Hip… Hip-hop… Hip-hop-anatamus.. Photo: Jp Auclair

I’m guessing we have a jaguar here.. And not the kind with a compact DOHC V8 piston engine. Photo: Jp Auclair

We have here a White Rhinoceros (I think) due to his Square-lips, not because his color. Photo: Jp Auclair

 

I just arrived home from the Sessions catalog shoot and 2010 sales meeting, where all of us over at Sessions had the pleasure of petting lions, tigers, and bears, Oh My! Well not exactly petting each of those, but I did feed an elephant carrots, touch a tigers tail when he wasn’t looking, pet a linx, learn that hyenas can run 25 miles per hour in reverse, and see a lot of amazing African animals…

Check out these awesome pictures from Shane McConkey…

Butch eats carrots, and where’s Sessions bandannas on his leg. He was dope. 

He can run faster than Usain Bolt.

Ostrich and Eley… 

My new pillow.

550 pounds of pure kitty power.

The laziest cat in the jungle… He sits, sleeps, and waits while the females hunt for his dinner.

Shane looking real tough next to the boss..

Shane prefers humping his prey versus hunting…

 

I just arrived home from the Sessions catalog shoot and 2010 sales meeting, where all of us over at Sessions had the pleasure of petting lions, tigers, and bears, Oh My! Well not exactly petting each of those, but I did feed an elephant carrots, touch a tigers tail when he wasn’t looking, pet a linx, learn that hyenas can run 25 miles per hour in reverse, and see a lot of amazing African animals…

Check out these awesome pictures from Shane McConkey…

Butch eats carrots, and where’s Sessions bandannas on his leg. He was dope. 

He can run faster than Usain Bolt.

Ostrich and Eley… 

My new pillow.

550 pounds of pure kitty power.

The laziest cat in the jungle… He sits, sleeps, and waits while the females hunt for his dinner.

Shane looking real tough next to the boss..

Shane prefers humping his prey versus hunting…

 

Tim Humphreys skates mini ramps, and is a great person to collect quotes from… “4:30 is so early, that it’s late” Check him out…

Tim Humphreys skates mini ramps, and is a great person to collect quotes from… “4:30 is so early, that it’s late” Check him out…

The Billy Poole Memorial Fund!

The Billy Poole Memorial Fund exists to honor the life and memory of big-mountain skier Billy Poole. The charity introduces youth to skiing and outdoor programs. Billy Poole was inspired by skiing and the mountains, but more importantly, Billy served as an inspiration to others by following his passion, staying true to his dreams, and ripping the mountain the way only someone who lives to ski can. The Billy Poole Memorial Fund strives to carry on Billy’s inspiration to others by introducing kids to the natural beauty of the mountains. Please help us remember Billy. Donations to the Billy Poole Memorial Fund may be sent to:

The Park City Foundation
c/o Billy Poole Memorial Fund
P.O. Box 4631
Missoula, Mt. 59806

If you have a memory, story, or anything else you’d like to share about Billy, please add a comment to our Remembering Billy page.