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HATEOA Greece Rafting
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Growing the #RiverFamily: HATEOA joins the IRF membership

HATEOA joins the IRF as an Associate member The Hellenic Association of Tourism Enterprises in Outdoor Activities (HATEOA) represents the companies that offer tourist services of outdoor leisure activities and are active both in the countryside and in the urban environments of Greece. Founded in 2012, it is a member of SETE and the European

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Ducky Madness
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Ducky Madness – An Adventure Down Pine Creek

Ducky Madness – An Adventure Down Pine Creek by Monica Nigon in Rafting Magazine A ducky is perhaps the most absurd of whitewater crafts. Elitists might call it an inflatable kayak, but I find it more akin to a high-buoyancy bathtub. It combines the best qualities of a raft and the best qualities of a

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Thank you for registering - IRF GTE Conference 2021
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IRF GTE Instructor Conference 2021 welcomed over 80 participants

IRF GTE Instructor Conference 2021 welcomed over 80 participants The IRF’s 2020 Instructor Conference was scheduled to be held in France in May last year but due to the pandemic, was postponed to May this year. As the time approached it became obvious that the pandemic still had its grip on the world. And so

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Don't panic - take an IRF GTE course
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Don’t Panic: Take an IRF GTE Workshop

Don’t Panic: Take an IRF GTE Workshop Since the release of my first article with the IRF, “5 Steps to Becoming a Rafting Wild Whitewater Woman”, I have been afforded the unique privileges of connecting with a diverse range of people & organisations operating within the outdoor industry; publishing a second article in which I

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Benvenuto nella River Family!
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Benvenuto nella River Family

Benvenuto nella River Family! By Mark Hirst, IRF GTE Secretary The 29th of March was a memorable day for me. I was downhearted and depressed about the fact that I could not run any IRF workshops due to the Covid-19 pandemic. But I was healthy, and that’s all that really matters during this current period

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Thank you for registering - IRF GTE Conference 2021
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Registration open for GTE Conference 2021

The IRF GTE Conference 2021 will be an online event. Registration is now open. The GTE Conference is an opportunity for all Instructors and Assessors to review and update their knowledge and skills of the IRF’s Guide Training & Education (GTE) System. The conference is open to all current and recently expired IRF GTE Instructors

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Rafael Gallo
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Rafael Gallo leaves us in body but never in spirit or mind

The IRF, and indeed the entire rafting world, has been deeply saddened by the passing of Rafael Gallo, Honorary President of the IRF. The outpouring of messages has been huge and an indication of the respect that so many held for Rafa. A true show of the vast number of people from all round the

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GTE FAQs
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GTE FAQs? Learn the IRF GTE system in a nutshell

IRF GTE FAQs What is the IRF and the Guide Training & Education (GTE) system? The International Rafting Federation (IRF) is the globally recognised legitimate body that represents the sport of rafting and river conservation. It also organises the world rafting championships each year. The Guide Training & Education (GTE) program operates from within the

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