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Thank you for registering - IRF GTE Conference 2021
Guide / Safety

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
Guide / Safety

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
Guide / Safety

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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Raft guide workshops 2021
Guide / Safety

Raft guide workshops across the globe

The IRF’s calendar for raft guide workshops in 2021 is building up pleasingly fast now, and there are some great locations on offer for potential raft guides, trip leaders and instructors to choose from. See the full, and ever growing list, here, or read a quick summary below to peak your interest. Despite lockdowns in

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GTE conference 2021
Guide / Safety

GTE Conference 2021 plans

Many events over the past year have had to rethink how they operate. The IRF GTE Conference 2021 is no different. Large numbers of events have not been able to operate face to face and many have opted for online formats. After careful consideration of travel restrictions, pandemic effects, the health and wellbeing of all

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Renew your GTE certification
Guide / Safety

Renew your GTE certification quick and simple

Travel restrictions, local lockdowns, and business closures have made it difficult to renew your GTE certification this last year. We understand how frustrating this can be so we’re trying to make the renewal process quicker and easier for you. How to renew your GTE certification: Provide evidence of at least 10 trips in the last

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Minding edges
Guide / Safety

Minding edges to improve on water performance

Following on from our introduction last year, we catch up with Annalee Decker for her thoughts on what off water endeavours can bring to on water improvement. Minding edges – by Annalee Decker I’ve often been told the most difficult part of any adventure is the first step. However, through my wanderings in water and

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Stop the Batoka Gorge Dam
Sustainability

Save the Zambezi – Stop the Batoka Gorge Dam

Urgent effort is required to stop the Batoka Gorge dam on the Zambezi river. This world renowned stretch of river is planned to be dammed for the purported benefits of hydro-electric production. The International Rafting Federation is vehemently opposed to the construction of the Batoka Gorge dam. Our objections to the dam have been lodged

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Winter guide work
Guide / Safety

Winter guide work in a covid climate – what are your options?

As the southern hemisphere starts to warm up to a covid-19 impacted season, we take a look at winter guide work in a covid climate. With international quarantines and travel restrictions in play, the usual suspects will be off limits for most people. Strict border control means the usual hop skip and a jump across the

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