Wanting to get or upgrade your IRF Guiding certification, or become an IRF GTE Instructor?
There are some great locations to choose from ranging from Bosnia, to Mexico, Spain, Slovenia, Argentina, the Zambezi River, Ecuador, Futaleufu River, Scotland, Cardiff and Oregon, USA!
The playground of the mighty Zambezi is an incredible location to be training up to become a raft guide. And the stunning beauty of the Futaleufu is another bucket list item for many. Throw in other well known rivers such as the Tara, Mendoza, Hood, Gallego, and more and you are spoilt for choices. 🙂
Here is the summary – explore and find the right place for you!
- 24 – 28 Sept: Guide and Trip Leader (TL) workshop and assessment on the Tara River, Bosnia – Details.
- 24 Sept – 20 Oct: IRF GTE course and assessment. Río Trancura, Pucón – Chile. Instructor: Paulo Cartes Ortiz. Organized by: Chile Ríos – Professional training and training. www.chilerios.cl. Languages:Spanish
- 25 – 30 Sept: IRF + Rescue3 on the Gallego River in Spain – Details.
- 27 – 30 Sept: IRF GTE Workshop & Rescue3 Europe WRT on the Tara River, Bosnia – Details.
- 31 Sept – 7 Oct: IRF GTE certificate + Rescue 3 Europe WRT + Basic Life Support in Slovenia – Details.
- 1-4 Oct: Guide and TL, Alto Ebro River, Spain – more info.
- 4 – 7 Oct: IRF GTE Workshop; Rio Mendoza, Argentina – more info
- 6 – 13 Oct: IRF GTE Workshop on the Zambezi River – contacts Sebastian Larcher.
- 18 Oct: IRF Safety Kayak Assessment; Tampaon, México – more info
- 23 – 24 Oct: Guide, TL, Safety Kayaker; Pescados, México – more info
- 24 – 28 Oct: Guide, TL, Safety Kayaker; Santo Domingo, Ecuador – Details.
- 27 Oct – 1 Nov: IRF / SRA / WRT GTE Workshop. Grandtully, Scotland – more info
- 3 – 6 Nov: Guide, TL & Instructor update; Cardiff, UK – more info Mark Bowler
- 10 – 15 Nov: Assessment for Instructor Guide class IV and Instructor Safety kayak class IV, Guide, Safety kayak, Safety Raft and Trip Leader class IV. Cara del indio, Futaleufú Patagonia, Chile Instructor: Daniel Gonzalez and Gaspar Goncz. Details in English and in Spanish.
- 25 – 31 March: IRF Guide, Safety kayaker, TL & Instructor workshop. Venue: Northwest Rafting Company, Hood River,Oregon, USA. Instructor: Mark Hirst. Details