GTE Workshops / Assessments

The below lists are the authorised IRF Guide Training & Education (GTE) courses and workshops.

If a course is not listed below, it has not been approved as an official IRF Guide Training & Education (GTE) course / workshop / assessment.

If you are an instructor / assessor looking to have your course /workshop listed, contact the GTE administrator directly with all course details as listed in the template for advertising workshop details which can be found on the Instructor Resources page.

IRF GTE courses

2022

May

  • 3-5 May: Safety Kayaker course and assessment. Ara River – Pyrenees – Spain. Level 4. Instructor: Eneko Yarza. Details.
  • 7 – 15 May (1 day off): IRF Guide Workshop. Level 3. Inn River, Imst, Tirol, Austria. Instructor: Bijan Arbab. Details.
  • 8 May: Guide Assessment. Level 3. Lammer River, Abtenau, Austria. Instructor: Sebastian Larcher. Details.
  • 9 – 13, and 16 – 20 May: IRF Guide Training Program. Level 3. Haiming, Austria. Instructors: Sebastian Larcher, Arnd Schäftlein, James Woodford, Marcel Pachler. Details.
  • 11- 12 May: POSTPONED DUE TO FLOODING IRF Raft Guide/ Trip Leader/ Instructor Workshop. Level 2,3,4. Nymboida River, Wild Cattle Creek/NSW, Australia. Instructors: Graham Maifredi, Andy Loxton. Details.
  • 11 – 15 May: 2022: IRF Raft Guide, Trip Leader, Safety Kayaker, Whiewater and Raft Instructor Workshop. Level 2 to 4. Isere River, France. Instructors: Mark Hirst and Jérôme Ghidini. Languages: French and English. Details.
  • 13 May: IRF Whitewater Guide Category A’/ Assessment. Level 2. Aheron River, Greece. Instructor: Yiannis Holevas. Details.
  • 13 – 19 May: IRF Raft Guide. Level: 2/3. Perthshire Scotland. Instructors: Phil Robinson, Mark Walker Adamson, Steve Thomas. Details.
  • 16 – 18 May: IRF Raft Guide, Trip Leader, Whitewater Guide Workshop. Level 2 to 4. Soča River, Slovenia. Instructors: Robert Kazik and Matej Zapletal. Languages: Czech and Slovak (English optional). Details.
  • 16-19 May: Raft Guide +TL course and assessment. Gállego River – Pyrenees – Spain. Level 2 and 3. Instructor: Eneko Yarza. Details.
  • 16 – 19 May: Guide/ Trip Leader Workshop. Level 3, 4. Quijos, Baeza, Ecuador. Instructor: Francisco Echeverría. Details
  • 16 – 20 May: IRF Workshop Safety Kayak/Raft Guide/Trip leader. Level 3,4. Kanananskis River/ Horseshoe canyon (RIVER LEVEL DEPENDENT), Canada. Instructor: William Harrison. Details.
  • 16 – 20 May: IRF Raft Guide certification. Level 3. Esla River , Sabero (León), Spain. Instructor: Jose Mari Miro Longaron.
  • 16 – 21 May: IRF Instructor, TL, Guide, Safety Kayak Workshop. Level 3. Tara River, Bosnia. Instructor: Mark Hirst. Details.
  • 18 – 20 May: Raft GuideWorkshop. Level 3 & 4. Elk River, BC, Canada. Instructor: Gabriel Côté-Valiquette.
  • 20 – 22, and 26 – 29 May, and 3 – 6 June: IRF Guide Training Program. Level 3. Haiming, Austria. Instructors: Sebastian Larcher, Arnd Schäftlein, James Woodford, Marcel Pachler. Details.
  • 23 – 27 May: IRF Workshop Safety Kayak/Raft Guide/Trip leader. Level 3,4. Kanananskis River/ Horseshoe canyon (RIVER LEVEL DEPENDENT), Canada. Instructor: William Harrison. Details.
  • 26, 27 May, 2, 3 June: IRF Guide Assessments. Level 3. Haiming, Austria. Instructors: Sebastian Larcher, Arnd Schäftlein, James Woodford, Marcel Pachler. Details.
  • 27 -29 May: IRF Guide and TL Assessment. Level 2/3. Rio Esera – Spain. Instructor: Dario Pagano (Pato). Details

June

  • 1 – 2 June: IRF Guide workshop. Level 2 and 3. Hvita River, Iceland. Instructor: Tom Parker.
  • 2 June: Raft Guide Workshop. Level 3. Saalach River, Austria. Instructors: Carsten Kaulfuss, Tobias Hitzelsperger. Details
  • 6 – 10 June: IRF Guide Workshop. White Salmon WA, USA. Instructors: Mark Hirst, Scott Cascella, Andrew Morrisey. Details.
  • 7 – 9 June: IRF Raft Guide, Whitewater Guide Workshop. Level 2 to 3. Salza River, Austria. Instructors: Robert Kazik and Matej Zapletal. Languages: English, Czech. Details.

July

  • 1 – 2 June: IRF Guide workshop. Level 2 and 3. Hvita River, Iceland. Instructor: Tom Parker.
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  • 4 – 28 July: Guide and Trip Leader Workshop. Level 3. Río Tampaon, Aquismon San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Instructor: Enrique Aguado. Details.
  • 08 – 13 July: Raft Guide training course. Aoos & Voidimatis Rivers, Ioannina, Epirus, Greece. Instructor: Yiannis Holevas. Details
  • 11 – 14 July: IRF Guide Workshop. Level 4. Rivers of Western Austria/ Eastern Switzerland. Assessments + certified rescue training on request. Instructor: Bijan Arbab. Details.

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