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Nepal, India, Morocco, France, Wales, Switzerland for a guide course anyone?

There are some great locations coming up for river guide, trip leader, safety craft and instructor certifications.

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Here is the link to all the questions you may want to ask about the Instructor Workshop in Nepal in April.


  • 28 – 30 Jan: IRF grade II & III river guide assessment Ganga, Rishikesh, India. Host: Rescue India. Instructor: Bhupendra Singh Rana. Details
  •  3 – 7 Feb: RRC PRO & IRF grade 4/5 river guide assessment. River Pindar/Alaknanda, Uttarakhand, India. Host: Rescue India. Instructor: Bhupendra Singh Rana. Details 



  • 28 Mar – 1 Apr: Rafter guide training course. Struma River, class 3, Kresna Gorge, between Simitli and Kresna towns. Instructors: Alexander Pastir, Davor Kos. Local organizer : Adventure Net.


  • 3 – 8 April: Instructor Workshop, Marshyangdi River, Nepal. Host: Paddle Nepal. Instructors: Jim Coffey & Mark Hirst. Details.


  • 9 – 11 April: Guide, Trip Leader, Instructor Assessments. Dranse River, France. Assessor: Gaspar Goncz. Run by Swiss Rafting Federation. Details
  • 9 – 13 April: Safety Crafter and Instructor Assessments Extension. Dranse River, France. Assessor: Gaspar Goncz. Run by Swiss Rafting Federation. Details
  • 22 – 27 May: Guide and Safety Kayak Workshop + combined Rescue 3 International Whitewater Rescue Technician Course. Isere & surrounding rivers, France. Instructor: Mark Hirst. Host: Essonia rafting.


  • 25 – 30 April: Guide training programme & Rescue 3 whitewater rescue technician combined course. Host. Llangollen Outdoors, Llangollen, North Wales, UK. Instructors. Mark Hirst & Josh O Brien. Details


  • 10 – 13 May: 4 days IRF guide training and class 3 guide assessment, Engadin Valley, Switzerland. Class 4/5, TL, Instructor assesments available on request. Details. Details Contact Ru at or complete inquiry form on


  • 22 – 27 May: IRF guide and Rescue 3 course. Grandtully, Scotland. Details

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