ALLOY ON A MOUNTAIN RIVER IN DARKNESS IN LED LIGHTS.
USA, Washington. Night haze and the characteristic sounds inherent in a pond. So it is, this Little White-Salmon is a mountain river with all the relevant attributes: fast wayward course, treacherous rapids and steep waterfalls. But what is it? The darkness is cut by the luminous silhouette of a man whose location indicates that he is in the middle of the river. It floats, and the lighting gradually changes color, and now – a person in a boat is right on the edge of the waterfall and … a bright spot breaks down. What was it? An extravagant way to pass away? A colorful show? A bold act, as a result of some crazy bet? Moreover, everything that happens is filmed and uploaded to the Web. No, everything is not so tragic and, in fact, is a professional athlete who is the most ordinary in essence and extraordinary in execution and conception of a river rafting.
However, one should not assume that this is simple, since this trick was demonstrated not by an amateur, but by an experienced boatman – rafting on mountain rivers is extremely dangerous and unpredictable even for extreme adventurers. It is no accident that the degrees of complexity of this lesson have their own gradation, and the last is the sixth, designed for those who “ate a dog” on the conquest of river bastions. The athlete must “read” the river, its surface, feel its mood, suggest a possible scenario, if something goes wrong as planned.
But back to the flickering “firefly” on White Salmon. The hero of this bewitching and, without any doubt, spectacular spectacle was the 22-year-old Brendan Wells, a professional kayaker, on whose account more than a dozen routes traveled through the cunning obstacles of different rivers on the territory of the North American continent. And his experience was very useful in performing a nightly stunt, since the action took place precisely on the most formidable section of the river. And again, to emerge victorious in the battle with Nature – is it not the main reward for any self-respecting extremal ?! Well, if at the same time you still give pleasure to a millionth audience of viewers from all over the world, then we can assume that the goals have been achieved in all given parameters.
The cameraman capturing the feat of Wells was his brother Todd. Both of them became the creators of, at first glance, the extravagant idea of a night fall into the abyss of a water cascade. But whoever sees the main part, do not be present in the plan of the American guys for the original find – a special suit decorated with many LEDs that change color. Everything went well, but one can not disagree that even those who watch the action from the monitor screen freeze. How smoothly and gracefully surrounded by shining lights a brave swimmer glides to the edge of the black abyss! Here she is nearby, he is already on the verge, another moment – and the kayak rushes down in the floods of light. It is not surprising that Brendan Wells’ video collected a gigantic amount of views – you will not see this every day. And the young athlete, in turn, is not going to stop there, and, perhaps, will soon blow up the Internet with a new hit with his participation.
Water tourism is extremely popular on the planet. Earth resources have the potential for the realization of the most daring fantasies, and the example of a kayaker from the United States is a clear confirmation of this. It is safe to say that everyone who is far from sea voyages, long trips, reckless, as it seems to someone, deeds, will not let the wind romantics, adventure seekers despising the gray everyday life of everyday life get bored. They are always there where there is danger, risk, where victory in spite of everything is their motto and life credo.