Stand up paddler and surfer Pascal R?sler (43) has been stand-up-paddling from the Bavarian capital to Vienna, the Austrian capital in a few days, bild.de reports today, August 12, 2016. During the twelve days of the adventure, he paddled a total of 126,500 strokes, some 42 kilometres a day and for some 6-8 hours daily during the trip. He paddled along the Isar and Danube Rivers with the goal to collect money for the Bavarian nature protection fund during his tour on the rivers Isar and Danube. The money goes directly to three nature projects along the Isar and Danube Rivers.
Pascal paddled the following route, according to restube.com: on the river Isar from Munich via Moosburg (50 km), Landshut (70 km), Dingolfing (100 km) to Deggenau (145 km), where the Isar flows into the Danube. The next stopover was in Passau after a total distance of 200 kilometres. After crossing the border to Austria the tour lead via Aschach an der Donau (265 km), Linz (300 km), Sarmingstein (350 km), Dürstenstein (415 km), Tulln (460 km) to Vienna.
With his first SUP nature project, Pascal collected some €6,600 so far. Besides the funding of nature projects, he also wanted to experience the Isar and the Danube Rivers, the quiet, the time to excogitate and to think about his life are reasons for his adventure. He didn’t write a blog during his trip and also hasn’t used a cell phone to intensify the experience. The trip was enjoyed by many who followed live tracking and saw the pictures posted on his website. The donations bring the water worlds of Isar and Danube closer to many people. This will inspire further people to respect nature more. The donations directly go to three natural reserve supervisors being part of the Bavarian nature protection fund who Pascal met with during his tour on the Isar and the Danube.