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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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Raundalselve in a DAY – 40+km, 10 hours!

After talking about it all summer we finally got a plan together and paddled the Raundalselve, in a DAY. Anyone who knows the Raundale knows just how much whitewater there is up there, with numerous sections that are all amazing and go at different levels. After in a seriously in-depth planning session (about a beer …

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Mike and Al’s Excellent adventures – 2007

5 Ladies, 1 guy, 7 days, 8 rivers, 2 guides! A most Excellent adventure! We have just finished a most excellent week of river guiding and coaching in Norway. Our trip started in Sjoa and ended in Voss, the paddling varying from big volume Sjoa, to low volume steep-creeking on the Branseth in Voss. This …

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Norway – Spring Flows with the bros!

Its that time of year again! Spring has sprung, rains have swollen the rivers and there is time off work to go check out new runs. The other day we headed over to Eksingedale to try to run a river we rarely see with water. Eksingedale is an amazing valley, starting with a well know …

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Floodwater in Wet Wales – UK!

On a Mission! – South Wales – Melte River – flood conditions! After making a vague plan Saturday night, the boats where loaded and we were on our way to wet Wales in search of water! We suspected there may be water around, but at the take out of the Melte river the flows were …

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My Own site up and running!

I have been taking some downtime lately, due to a leg injury and operation that went bad, but in the re-hab time I have completely rebuilt my site. My aim was to make to update able by all of our riverkore team and present it as a showcase of our adventures. You will find …

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New team truck 2007

Looks like we are working out a new sponsor for 2007, might come in super handy for wild expeditions!! Check it out!!



Yep, that s right, we out here in Norway are always busy! This weekend the rains finaly came!!!! Yehaaar. Liz came out and we headed up to the Myrkdale River. Seemed like a good day to test a new PFD! The Front, full harness, reflective tape and low profile shoulder straps.


Its not over yet!!

Up here in Norway, its dry, soooo, dry. It might look like it is going to rain heaps any minute, but no,, not on us. We have had another record summer, but after a record snow-lessness winter all the water has run off. huh!


Hi there from Norway!!

Hi there, just signed up, got my powers and now testing this system out. Its funny, I am just this minute learning wordpress for myself to make my site ‘live’. Maybe you can check out gallery2 and install the plugin on here so we can link in our gallerys? (geeky huh) Anyway, hope all is …

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