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Ollie Sandeman

Name: Oliver Sandeman

Best known as: Ollie

Hometown: Llandrindod Wells

Living now: Dee Valley, North Wales

Discipline: Whitewater, Open Water and pursuing Sea!

Class: Canoe & Kayak

Current boats: Esquif Prospecteur, Novacraft Prospector, Ripper, Reactr & Scorpio.

Shaft of choice: Werner Odachi, Endless River Phantom

Big volume or tight and technical: Tight and Technical

Favourite paddling spot: For UK, Canoe- Tryweryn, WW- Mellte or Glen.

Why should you be on the Peak PS team?: I’ll bring good coffee, a dry sense of humour and lots of enthusiasm. 

What can you bring to the party?: Good music and some questionable dance moves.

How did you get into paddling?: School residential trip followed my my mum buying me one of their original Pyranha master fleet boats.

Achievements: Royal Humane Society award for saving a member of public from drowning.

What's  your paddling goals for 2024? Another big canoe trip in Scotland and more time at sea!

Do you have any paddlesport qualification?  Advanced Canoe, Advanced Kayak, Moderate Sea.

Best things about paddling: Connecting with people and the environments we find ourselves in.

Best boating moment: Heli Boating on the West Coast of New Zealand

Worst boating moment: Dragging a canoe 24km over steep terrain in the highlands.

Any other Hobbies: Bushcraft, wild camping and listening to music.

Ultimate worldwide destination: Canada

Food: Halloumi & Steak (not at the same time)

Drink: Craft Beer

Music: Hip hop, Dance/electronic, Rock/Americana, Funk….pretty eclectic!

Movie: The Big Lebowski

Read: Campcraft and woodcraft Horace Kephart & Song of the Paddle Bill Mason.

Piece of Peak PS Kit: Storm Pants

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