Gaspar was a flatwater kayaker in his youth, and was to become a pro athlete when he realised there is more fun on whitewater than on flatwater, so he swopped to whitewater kayaking and rafting instead.
After finishing his Master degree in Economic Sciences at Corvinus University of Budapest, Gaspar soon represented Hungary at World Championships in several Whitewater and kayak disciplines, which included White Water Rafting, Slalom Kayak, Freestyle Kayak, Wave-ski, Marathon Kayak and Kayak Sprint.
After many years spent with kayak- and raft-guiding, Gaspar went on educating himself further and soon became involved in organizing Raft Guide Training Programs on four continents. By now, Gaspar is an IRF Assessor, responsible for the International Rafting Federation’s Guide Award Scheme, organizing IRF Instructor Workshops on various rivers around the globe. He has awarded IRF Instructor certifications in over 30 countries.
Being a Rescue 3 Instructor he delivers Rescue 3 Whitewater and Swiftwater Rescue Technician Courses in Eastern Europe and some exotic countries.
After paddling 200 rivers, he has a good understanding of rivers and different rafting cultures around the world.
Gaspar is the founder of the one-of-its-kind and truly unique Whitewater Rescue Challenge held annually in the Austrian Alps. Gaspar is also proud to produce state of the art WWTC throwbags and raft thwart bags, specially designed for whitewater and rescue use. A lot of research and testing had led to great products with specific features that are preferred by professionals worldwide. He has been the key driving force behind the very successful Guide Training & Education sector of the IRF since he stepped up into the position in 2009.
He also organises the GTE Conference which is now an annual event which brings Instructors together to get updated and for them to share their general knowledge and gain an increase in experience so as to raise the level of instruction and knowledge of river safety world-wide.
Besides being an IRF GTE Assessor he is also an IRF Chief Judge.