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Palo Andrassy and Norway 2013

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Like every year, I went to Norway in beginning of July. But this trip was different from previous trips. During two weeks we had 10 sunny days with temperatures around 25 degrees. I didn´t believe that summer exists in Norway, but it does. On the other hand, thanks to sunny weather and small snow pack, water levels were quite low but still good. Our first stop was Voss were we stayed few days paddling classics like Roundalselvi, Myrkdalselvi and Jordalslevi. Then we went to Sjoa to took part on Sjoa river festival. This event is one of my most favorite and this… more

  26 August 2013       ZET Kayaks

Ron Fisher in Altai, Siberia

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I just got back from one of the best kayak trips I have ever had ( I say this every time, but it is always true! ). Together with an international crew of good friends and solid paddlers, I went to the Altai mountains in Sibiria-Russia.  Vasily Porsev, russian Legend, our driver, mechanic, story teller and great company, shown us around his home area. We experienced friendly and grateful people, world-class whitewater, some of the most remote places we have ever been to and last but not least, 4 x 4 off-road driving to the next level! Bashkaus, Chulyshman, Argut... just to… more

  21 August 2013       ZET Kayaks

Extreme Sport Veko, Norway 2013

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After a busy spring in Italy I just had time to repack and throw some warm clothes into my bag before I was back on the road north to Norway for the summer. The longest days of the year mark the time for the Ekstremesport Veko in Voss, this year set for the last week in June. Every year it attracts a huge crowd of extreme sport athletes from all over the world, and kayaking is a big part of the Veko. Levels were good this year and all throughout the week cars filled with kayakers could be seen zipping up… more

  17 August 2013       ZET Kayaks

Siberia mission part. 1

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We started planning our trip to the Asian part of Russia one year ago. We wanted to go for something new, so we decided for Altai Mountains, which lie on the border of Russia, China, Mongolia and Kazakhstan. We got some information about the rivers and the weather from our friends and they also gave us a contact to local kayakers. So nothing stood in our way to take a plane and go the Altai region in early July. After a long flight to Novosibirsk and even longer drive to the Altai Mountains, we found ourselves on the lower part of… more

  14 August 2013       ZET Kayaks

Spring race and festival season

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After coming back from Chile and subsequently Corsica, I got back to Piemonte for spring season guiding for Gene17 and festival organizing. The first out of the festivals was third annual Val Sesia festival organized by Gene17 and I took my Raptor straight to 2 races the long distance race and also to the evening boater cross. The long distance race is one of the best stretches of whitewater to have a similar race on. Great fun, multiple possible lines and long enough stretch to make the technical parts stand out  over just powering it down the racecourse. Afterwards in the… more

  4 August 2013       ZET Kayaks