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Profile of Tetsuhide Yamasaki and Summary of Arctic Activities
Tetsuhide Yamasaki : Dog Sled Arctic Explorer
Born in October 1967 in Hyogo Prefecture.
Grew up in Fukui Prefecture andspent the rest of hischildhood in Kyoto Prefecture.
Currently lives in Takatsuki, Osaka and is a father of two.
After completing a solo river rafting down the Amazon River in 1988, he
has made multiple expeditions to Greenland since 1989 and learned dog sledding
and hunting techniques from the Eskimos in Northwest Greenland. Conducted
numerous observational surveys in the Arctic and participated in the 46th
Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition. Currently, in addition to engaging
in the Avangnaq Arctic Environmental Research Activity Project using dog
sledding, he is working towards establishing a sister city partnership
between Northwest Greenland and Japan.
Executive Director of the Avangnaq Arctic Project
Director of the Arctic Observation Support Organization
Member of the Japan Society of Snow and Ice
Member of the Arctic Club
Member of the Antarctic Club
2009- Winner of the 4th Annual Montbell Challenge Award
2011- Winner of the International Soroptimist Japan Foundation Environmental Contribution Award
2013- —Go! A Dog Sleds — Eskimo Dogs of the North Pole (Self Published)
2015- The Arctic Adventures of Eskimo Dogs (Kindle Version, UP BOOK&MAGAZINES)
2018- Through the Eyes of a Dog Sled Explorer: The Mysterious World of the North Pole (repicbook)