As part of Giving Tuesday, the late JP Auclair’s foundation, Alpine Initiatives, is raising money to support a vision of doing more, not less, for the betterment of the environment and mountain communities.

This #GivingTuesday, they’re raising money for Alpine Initiatives’ Hut Project, and your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate $5 or $500. Every little bit helps. And on Giving Tuesday (November 27th, aka today), Facebook and PayPal will match a total of $7 million in donations.

Alpine Initiatives has a mountain experience in mind, that when completed, will impact more than they can imagine. They want to build a JP Auclair Memorial Hut as one of three backcountry huts planned for the new Spearhead Huts Project just outside of Whistler Blackcomb.

The backcountry hut celebrates the journey to remote places by offering refuge from the elements. It is a place for the soul to truly rest while embarking on the greatest of adventures.

The hut has an increasingly important role in concentrating human impact in order to reduce environmental harm, so that our wild places remain just that for those who travel among them.

The huts are designed and programmed for use year-round for hikers, skiers, snowboarders, snowshoers and mountaineers, the experienced and less experienced, young and old, individuals and groups. Huts create work for guides, on-site custodians and maintenance workers, all the while providing a place for instructional and educational courses

In honour of JP Auclair, this is how Alpine Initiatives wants to do more. How they want to be more creative in their inspirational and environmental impact for the better. Help them make building this hut a reality!

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