J.P. Auclair and friend dies in avalanche in Chile

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J.P. Auclair and friend dies in avalanche in Chile

Postby skyline » Tue Sep 30, 2014 7:53 pm

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/m ... e20870478/
Sad indeed...
Auclair has skied in many films but non as iconic as this one...
http://vimeo.com/32863936

He will be missed
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Re: J.P. Auclair and friend dies in avalanche in Chile

Postby cmccarthy » Wed Oct 01, 2014 2:58 pm

Yah thats a shitty deal. That guy had talent and hope the best for his family.
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Re: J.P. Auclair and friend dies in avalanche in Chile

Postby Jeffy » Wed Oct 01, 2014 3:45 pm

Sad news indeed. RIP to those guys.
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Re: J.P. Auclair and friend dies in avalanche in Chile

Postby Chris Moore » Wed Oct 01, 2014 5:36 pm

Copy and paste from my Facebook post:

Several years or more ago I got to ski with J.P. Auclair during a summer ski session in Whistler. I rode the chair with him numerous times over the course of a week and I remember being genuinely touched by his demeanor. He was very charming with everyone around him but in a quiet and gentle way. He had a sly, subtle sense of humor and it usually took a few seconds for his witty comments to sink in before you would start laughing. Every time I spoke with him I came away with the impression that he was way smarter than he was letting on. This was back in the days when the Matchstick movies were all the rage. I remember talking to him about this one scene he had done that I thought was particularly awesome. He seemed genuinely gratified to hear how much I enjoyed watching it and went on to describe at length the work that went into getting the shot. He seemed like a super nice person and I'm truly saddened to hear today's news.


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