• Paddling period: from Jun. 2016 to Sep. 2016
• Paddling section: from Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada to the Mouth in Alaska, USA
• Amount of money to be raised: 10,000 USD
• Sponsor's rights: I will wear your logo; I will display your logo in a blog and etc.; You will get rights to use pictures, movies and sentences that I will take or write during it.
• Plan to execute: daily updating a blog via a satellite phone
Mission complete, Walking Across the Frozend Bekanbeushi Marsh! It was so fantastic.
The most impressive scene has been the frozen Bekanbeushi Marsh like the univerce and the frozen Bekanbeushi River like the Milky Way. Extreme cold, which was -16 Fahrenheit, extrem silence, which a snow covering entire marsh made by absorbing all sounds, and a perfectly flat and vast horizontal plan of the marsh, those reminded me of our univers. I was walking on the Milky Way while I am looking over our univers.
I will go to any country to talk it instead of the voiceless marsh if you would treat me a meal and a ticket.
Thanks a lot Mr. Shibuya, curator, and Mr. Honda, researcher both informed me about the Bekanbeushi River, and Mr. Miki from HOBOS given me an idea of slider.
The snow capped Bekanbeushi Marsh surrounding me shines with reflected sun light, and the frozen Bekanbeushi River meandering and flowing across the marsh sparks light more strongly. So here I'm walking is the Milky Way in the univers.
I am gonna stay several days in here and enjoy space walking.
I broke invisible thin layer of ice covered by snow and dropped my left foot into the water. There was a just snow shoes's size hole and I could see a water flow of river through it under the ice. We have a risk like as when walk over a glacier during climbing high mountains. If entire body falls into it, flowing water sucks the body under the ice and we could not take a breath. I have to write down a risk and a failer.
Other failer was that a straw rope is useless for prevention to slip down on the tightly frozend ice not covered by snow. Holes of ice are usually at center of river, and that places become hollow. It means that I am sucked into the hole like a trap of an ant. I thought I should abandon acrossing the marsh, but I made spikes by a metal of stove, attaching snow shoes.
I am at the one third point of the walking across a frozen marsh. I can not have any single mistake in minimum -13 Fahrenheit temperature.
There are lines of animal's ice dances on the frozen river.
Not only children but adults still can find unknown and joyful world if we see the nature carefully.