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1st women only guide workshop
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1st women only guide workshop in Mexico

By Ena Buenfil This summer the 1st women only guide workshop was held in the Huasteca Potosina region, Mexico. The area has great potential for rafting activity with beautiful rivers of different classifications in states such as: Veracruz, Morelos, Oaxaca, Guerrero, Chiapas and of course San Luis Potosí in the Huasteca region. Eight women attended

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APTAE
Guide / Safety

APTAE joins the IRF as an Associate member

The Peruvian Association of Adventure Tourism, Ecotourism and Specialised Tourism (APTAE) is the guild of adventure tourism in Peru. They are the Peruvian union that aims to disseminate, encourage and promote adventure tourism, ecotourism and specialised tourism in the country. We welcome them as Associate Members. APTAE History APTAE was born on October 29, 1981

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New GTE Committee
Development

We welcome our new GTE Committee members

Despite the pandemic, the IRF’s Guide Training & Education (GTE) System has continued to grow in leaps and bounds across the globe. In order to keep up with the changing GTE environment, we regularly review the make up of the GTE Committee and so it is with great pleasure we welcome our new GTE Committee

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HATEOA Greece Rafting
Guide / Safety

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
Guide / Safety

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
Guide / Safety

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
Guide / Safety

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!
Guide / Safety

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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