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Allan Ellard

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Name: Allan Ellard
Date registered: January 3, 2012


I have been paddling since I was about 11 years old back in the days of fibreglass duct tape. My first boat was a Pyranha Image slalom boat, which I did not even realise until I became part of the Pyranha team. Eventually I found myself travelling the world searching deep valleys for lost rivers. The adventures lead to some quite large rivers, in hard to reach places within the Himalayas and endless stories of hard times and wild rides. If only everything could be as simple in concept as running a river, starting at the top and heading downstream.

Latest posts

  1. Brandseth Team Race 2011 Teaser! — June 26, 2011
  2. Once Were Warriors – Demo Day in Voss – Norway – 09/07/2011 — June 23, 2011
  3. Raundalselva under threat in Voss – Norway! — May 12, 2010
  4. Off to Bhutan – Drangme Chu Expedition! Back soon, we hope! — November 11, 2009
  5. Some of the best video of Norway summer of 2009 — November 1, 2009

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Brandseth Team Race 2011 Teaser!

This year we will probably be holding the Voss Ekstremsport Veko Team Race right after the Down-Hill Event on the Mighty BRANDSETH! Here is a teaser of the show!  Just about as much fun as you can have in a kayak racing with ya buddies! Video on YouTube Here!


Once Were Warriors – Demo Day in Voss – Norway – 09/07/2011

Pyranha Demo Day in Voss Pyranha Demo Day with The Pyranha Van crew and Allan Ellard, Mike Abbott, Lizzie Bell and Andy Phillips. Come and try out the boats you wish you owned and then maybe buy one! The Van and crew will be parked in the Car Park just up stream of the Money …

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Raundalselva under threat in Voss – Norway!

Boating season has is well under way for most up here is Norway, despite the currently cold nights and low water levels. For me, I have to wait and train up a few more weeks before trying anything too exciting after a back operation, but I have paddled the rafting section of the Raundalselva Which …

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Off to Bhutan – Drangme Chu Expedition! Back soon, we hope!

Lots of Rocks In about 7 hours I am off to Bhutan! I will meet up with Mike Abbott in Bangkok and then head up to Bhutan to catch up with the team.  We are off to Eastern Bhutan, a long bumpy ride away to the Drangme Chu. We completed the 1st D of the …

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Some of the best video of Norway summer of 2009

This is a great movie from Benji Hjort, summing up the summer of fun in Voss, Norway, 2009.  There are other amazing videos in the gallery to check out! But this one have several Team P featured, even me! Nice job Benji! Check out the video here


Allan and Liz’s Summer local.

The summer is fading away, new snow is appearing on the hills round Voss and a new season approaches! Right now it feels like it has been raining since June, sun seems a luxury once indulged in, back in June, but overall I would say it has been a great summer.  Our rivers have been …

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Sjoa Fest 2009

It was that time of year again!  When kayakers gather from all over Norway and Europe to party and paddle in the Riksanlegget Kayak Camp besides the Sjoa River in central Norway. This year saw the comeback of the mighty Ula race, all sorts of fun and games with rafts and a gruelling multi-sport race …

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Norway Creeking Season starts with a bang in Voss!

The first day of 2009 – Urdlandelva Spring has sprung and the rivers of Norway are up and running!  Right now you can ski, kayak or surf, or do all on the same day if your up for it!  This is a pretty great part of the year as the trees and feilds colour up, …

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Teigdale Workout 2008 – Voss – Norway

First descent of the Teigdaleselva for this season! With the sun shinning and snow melting hard we gathered a team of 10 to ‘huck our meat’ on the mighty waterfalls and slides that lay in the Teigdale valley just down the road from our summer home of Voss – Norway. Tylor Curtis and Mariann Saether …

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On the 19th Nov a team of bald explorers, including Shalabh Gahault, Mike Abbott, Sam Hughes, Zak Mark, Sangrup (our driver from Ladakh) and myself loaded a jeep in Katmandu, Nepal and set course for Gauhati in Assam. 4 days later Andy Phillips arrived and they headed into the hills of Arunachal Pradesh aiming to …

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