RIP JP Auclair & Andreas Fransson, Freeskiers Killed In Patagonia Avalanche

Posted By: The Ski Channel on September 30, 2014 3:46 pm

We are sorry to report that Canadian freeskier, JP Auclair, and Swedish skier, Andres Fransson, have been killed in an avalanche in Patagonia. The two skiers were reported missing Monday, September 29th, and their bodies were found lifeless on Tuesday.

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JP Auclair and Andreas Fransson lived life to the fullest, pictured on their last expedition to Chile. Photo: Daniel Ronnback @danielronnback

Their bodies were spotted by a Swedish hiker on Mount San Lorenzo, the border region between Chile and Argentina in South America.

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The avalanche was reported at Mount San Lorenzo, a border region between Patagonian Chile and Argentina. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

The two professional skiers had last posted on social media about how excited they were for the Patagonian adventure.

“Road trip down south with a great crew. Back at it with @andreasfransson99 @bjarnesalen and @danielronnback for #apogeeskiing and very much looking forward to the days ahead,” JP Auclair last posted. He was 37-years-old.

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Professional skier and co-founder of Armada Skis & Alpine Initiatives, JP Auclair was an inspirational skiing legend. Photo: JF Ravenelle Facebook

Andreas Fransson

Professional skier, writer, philosopher, guide and adventurer Andreas Fransson, was from the north of Sweden living in Chamonix, France. Photo: Terorepo

While the two went down doing what they love, the loss is painful for the ski industry today, losing two legends of the sport and amazing human beings.

The Ski Channel extends our deepest sympathies to the families and friends of the victims.