GTE Workshops / Assessments

IRF GTE Courses & Workshops:

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.

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2020

Sept

  • 12 – 15 Sept: Raft Guide and Trip Leader training course and assessment. Level 2 and 3. Mijares River-Castellón-Spain. Instructor Eneko Yarza. Details.
  • 14 – 25 Sept: CANCELLED IRF GTE Workshop Guide, TL, Instr. Vilcanota River, Class 4, Santa Maria, Quillabamba, Peru. Instructor: Mark Hirst. Details.
  • 19 – 21 Sept: IRF Workshop Level 2/3 Guide, Trip leader. Esera’s River, Huesca, Spain. Instructors: Darío Pagano (Pato). Details
  • 20 – 25 Sept: IRF GTE Guide, TL, Instructors, Safety Kayakers. Class 3 or 4.  Inns River, Ardez, Switzerland. Assessor: Gaspar Goncz. Details.
  • 21 Sept – 27 Oct: Assessment on 26 & 27 Oct. IRF GTE Guide and TL, Class 3. Río Trancura, Pucón, Chile. Instructor: Paulo Cartes Ortiz. Details.
  • 26 – 27 Sept: IRF Guide Level 3. Inn River, Haiming, Austria. Instructor:  Sebastian Larcher. Full.
  • 28 – 30 Sept: Raft guide, Trip leader & Safety kayaker workshop. Prijon Sport Center, Čezsoča, Bovec, Slovenia. Instructor: Mark Hirst. Details.
  • 28 Sept – 2 Oct: IRF Raft Guide course. Valea Lupului, Romania. Instructor: Mihai Mares. Details.
  • 30 Sept – 2 Oct: CANCELLED Complementary GTE Instructor Update. Sarapiqui Adventures, Costa Rica. Assessor: Mark Hirst. Details.

Oct

  • 8 – 9 Oct: IRF Guide Level 3. Inn River, Haiming, Austria. Instructor:  Sebastian Larcher. Full.
  • 12 – 18 Oct: CANCELLED IRF Guide/ Trip Leader/ Safety Kayak and Instructor workshop. Trancura River, Pucon, Chile. Instructors: Mark Hirst (Assessor), Rodrigo Castillo (Instructor). Details
  • 12 – 20 Oct: IRF Workshop Guide/TL/ Instructor/ Safety Kayaker. Zambezi River, Livingstone, Zambia. Instructors: Ruaridh Stevenson, Sebastian Larcher, Andrew Kellet. Details
  • 15 – 16 Oct: IRF Safety Kayak Workshop. Cardiff International White Water, Wales, UK. Instructor: Matthew Houghton. Contact & bookings: info@ciww.com  www.ciww.com
  • 18 – 23 Oct: IRF Raft Guide training and TL Workshop, all Levels. Aberfeldy, Scotland. Instructor: Mike Smith. Details.
  • 28 – 31 Oct: CANCELLED IRF Guide/ Trip Leader/ Safety Kayaker (II – III- IV). Jatunyacu, Jondachi-Hollin, Misahualli, Quijos. Tena, Baeza, Ecuador. Instructors: Pancho Echeverria, Philip Robinson, Santiago Canala, Dario Macas, Marko Mantilla. Assessor: Mark Hirst. Details.
  • 29 – 30 Oct: IRF Inline-Raft Guide Workshop. Cardiff International White Water, Wales, UK. Instructor: Matthew Houghton. Contact & bookings: info@ciww.com  www.ciww.com

Nov

  • 3 – 5 Nov: IRF Workshop and Assessment. Biobío River, Ralco, Chile. Instructor: Paulo Cartes Ortiz. Details.
  • 5 – 6 Nov: IRF Safety Kayak Workshop. Cardiff International White Water, Wales, UK. Instructor: Matthew Houghton. Contact & bookings: info@ciww.com  www.ciww.com.
  • 16 – 20Nov: Workshop & Assessment. Ñuble River, San Fabián, Chile. Instructor: Paulo Cartes Ortiz. Details.

Dec

  • 03 – 04 Dec: IRF Inline-Raft Guide Workshop. Cardiff International White Water, Wales, UK. Instructor: Matthew Houghton. Contact & bookings: info@ciww.com  www.ciww.com

2021:

April

  • 10 Apr – 2 May: IRF Guide training course and certification, Level 3. Dranse River and Arve River near Geneva City, Switzerland. Instructors: Alexis AUBRY, Cyrille MARON. Details.

May

  • 7 – 10 May: GTE Instructors Conference, Durance, France. Details coming shortly. 
  • 20 – 23 May: IRF GTE Workshop – Trip Leader, Level 3. Dranse River, Geneva City, Switzerland and Thonon /France. Instructors: Alexis Aubry, Cyrille Maron. Details
  • 24 – 27 May: IRF GTE Workshop – Trip Leader, Level 4.  Dranse River, Geneva City, Switzerland and Thonon /France. Instructors: Alexis Aubry, Cyrille Maron. Details.

Previous completed IRF GTE Courses & Workshops :

2020:

  • 24 -25 Jan: IRF Inline-Raft Guide Workshop. Cardiff International White Water, Wales, UK. Instructor: Matthew Houghton. Contact & bookings: info@ciww.com www.ciww.com
  • 28 – 31 Jan: IRF Guide and Trip leader. Class 2 and 3. Rio Juquia, Juquitiba, Brazil. Languages: Portuguese and Spanish. Instructor: André Luis Rufino da Silva (Bill Pura Vida). Details.
  • 30 – 31 Jan: IRF Safety Kayak Workshop. Cardiff International White Water, Wales, UK. Instructor: Matthew Houghton. Contact & bookings: info@ciww.com www.ciww.com
  • 2 – 3 Feb: IRF Workshop and evaluation, Class 3 guide. Trancura River, Pucon, Chile. Instructor: Paulo Cartes Ortiz. www.chilerios.cl. Languages: Spanish.
  • 8 – 9 Feb: IRF Guide Workshop. Cardiff International White Water, Wales, UK. Instructor: Matthew Houghton. Contact & bookings: info@ciww.com www.ciww.com
  • 11 – 14 Feb: IRF Guide and Trip leader. Class 2 and 3. Rio Jacaré Pepira, Brotas, Brazil. Languages: Portuguese and Spanish. Instructor: André Luis Rufino da Silva (Bill Pura Vida). Details.
  • 17 – 19 Feb: and 20 to 22 February: IRF Workshop and Assessment class 3 and 4. Cangrejal River, Atlántida, Honduras. Instructor: Alejandro C. Giordano. Details.
  • 20 – 22 Feb: IRF Workshop and Assessment class 3 and 4. Cangrejal River, Atlántida, Honduras. Instructor: Alejandro C. Giordano. Details.
  • 27 – 28 Feb: IRF Safety Kayak Workshop. Cardiff International White Water, Wales, UK. Instructor: Matthew Houghton. Contact & bookings: info@ciww.com www.ciww.com
  • 1 – 3 March: IRF Guide Assessment, class 1,2 and 3. Manso River, Bariloche Argentina. Instructor: Aldo Del Puglia. Details
  • 3 – 26 March: Guide course with assessment on 25 and 26. Maipo – San José de Maipo, Chile. Instructor: Paulo Cartes Ortiz. Details.
  • 9 – 12 March: Raft Guide and Trip Leader training course and assessment. Level 2 and 3. Upper Sella River-Asturias, Spain, basecamp in Arriondas town. Instructor Eneko Yarza. Contact: rioescuela@gmail.com More info: www.rioescuela.com
  • 11 – 15 Mar: IRF Rafting guide, Trip Leader and Safety kayakers II-III-IV. Jatunyacu and Jondachi-Hollin, Misahualli, Anzu Rivers, Tena, Napo, Ecuador. Instructor: Gabriel Garbin. Details
  • 13 – 14 March: IRF Inline-Raft Guide Workshop. Cardiff International White Water, Wales, UK. Instructor: Matthew Houghton. Contact & bookings: info@ciww.com www.ciww.com
  • 16 – 18 Mar: CANCELLED IRF GTE Workshop Guide (II-III-IV), Safety kayak (II-III-IV), and Trip Leader class IV. Río Fuy Panguipulli, Chile. Instructor: Daniel G Rudolph. Koleufu@gmail.com
  • 16 – 21 Mar: IRF GTE Workshop Guide (II-III) and Trip Leader (II-III). Soninho e Novo rivers, Jalapão State Park, Brazil. Instructor: Bill Pura Vida puravidatreinamentos@gmail.com Information letter here
  • 21 – 22 Mar: CANCELLED IRF Guide Workshop. Cardiff International White Water, Wales, UK. Instructor: Matthew Houghton. Contact & bookings: info@ciww.com www.ciww.com
  • 21 – 23 March: CANCELLED Safety Kayaker training course and assessment. Level 2 and 3. Cares River-Asturias-Spain, basecamp in Ortiguero de Cabrales town. Instructor Eneko Yarza. Contact: rioescuela@gmail.com More info: www.rioescuela.com
  • 26 Mar – 1 Apr: CANCELLED Guide Workshop, Level 3. Chilliwack River, Chilliwack BC, Canada. James Rodger and Tyler Williamson. Details.
  • 28 Mar – 4 Apr: CANCELLED South Fork American River (III), North Fork American River (IV), California, USA. Instructors: Aaron Cavagnolo, Mark Hirst, Santiago Carlin.
  • 30 March – 4 April: POSTPONED IRF Guide, Trip Leader and Safety Kayak workshop and assessment (as well as Whitewater Rescue 3 Technician Pro course). Struma River, Kresna Gorge, Simitli-Kresna, Bulgaria. Instructors: Alejandro C. Giordano. Details.
  • 30 March – 26 April: POSTPONED Guide course with assessment on 25 and 26. Trancura River, Pucón, Chile. Instructor: Paulo Cartes Ortiz. Details.
  • 1 – 4 April: CANCELLED IRF Guide, Trip Leader Level 3/4 Workshop (Level 4 depends on water, contact for more info). Ahansal River & Melloul River, Morocco. Hosts: Gualay, Rivertime. Instructor: Darío Pagano (Pato). Details
  • 2 – 5 April: CANCELLED IRF Workshop. Guide and TL, Class 3. Paraibuna River III/IV, São Luiz do Paraitinga, São Paulo, Brazil. Instructor: Gilson Jonas Gonçalves. Details
  • 4 – 7 April: CANCELLED IRF Guide/ TL Workshop. Soca River, Bovec, Slovenia. Instructors: Matej Zapletal, Robert Kazik. Details.
  • 4 – 8 April: POSTPONED IRF Guide Training Workshop; Various rivers, Lochaber, Scotland. Instructor: Jamie MacManaway; Details
  • 11 – 12 April: CANCELLED IRF Guide Workshop, Venue: Cardiff International White Water, Wales, UK. Instructor: Matthew Houghton. Contact & bookings: info@ciww.com www.ciww.com
  • 12 – 16 April: CANCELLED Guide, TL, Safety Craft and Instructor Workshop and Assessments. Illinois or Rogue River (depending on flow), Merlin, Oregon, USA. Assessor: Mark Hirst. Instructor: Zachary Collier. Details
  • 17 – 18 April: CANCELLED IRF Inline-Raft Guide Workshop. Cardiff International White Water, Wales, UK. Instructor: Matthew Houghton. Contact & bookings: info@ciww.com www.ciww.com
  • 19 – 23 April: POSTPONED IRF Workshop. Soca River, Slovenia. Instructors: Gaspar Goncz, Fabian Bonanno. Details.
  • 20 – 26 Apr. POSTPONED Guide Workshop and Evaluation. Coquihalla River, Hope BC, Canada. Instructors: James Rodger and Tyler Williamson. Details.
  • 21 – 24 April: CANCELLED IRF Raft Guide and TL assessments. New & Gauley Rivers, USA. Class IV/V. Instructors: Bryant Baker & Mark Hirst. Details.
  • 23 Apr – 1 May: CANCELLED Raft Guide Level 3 Course, Dranse and Arve Rivers near Geneva. 2 days assessment on 2 to 3 May.
  • 27 – 29 April: CANCELLED GTE Instructors Conference, Durance, France. To be held 7 – 10 May 2021.
  • 1 – 3 May: IRF class II /site specific workshop. Rovaneimi, Finland. Instructor: Mark Hirst. Course full
  • 1 – 10 May: CANCELLED Guide Workshop, Level 3. Inn River, Austria. (2 days off in between for rest and practicals.) Instructor: Bijan Arbab. Contact.
  • 4 – 6 May: CANCELLED IRF workshop. Cherniy Cheremosh River, Carpathian Mountains, Ukraine. Instructors: Anton Fedorenko, Volodymyr Horon, Yurii Chamata. Assessor: Mark Hirst. 8 – 10 is R3 course as well. Details
  • 16 – 17 May: CANCELLED Guide Workshop, Level 2. Lenggries, Germany. Instructor: Bijan Arbab. Contact
  • 30 – 31 May: CANCELLED IRF Guide Workshop. Cardiff International White Water, Wales, UK. Instructor: Matthew Houghton. Contact & bookings: info@ciww.com www.ciww.com .
  • 4 – 14 June CANCELLED (Thurs, Fri afternoons, Sun all day): Guide Workshop, Level 4. Austria/Switzerland. Assessments + rescue training on request. Instructor: Bijan Arbab. Contact
  • 8 – 12 June: IRF Guide, Trip Leader Level 3 Workshop & Assessment. Buzau and Basca rivers, Romania. Hosts: Asociatia Romana de Rafting. Instructor: Mihai Mares. Details.
  • 13 – 14 June: CANCELLED. IRF Guide Workshop. Cardiff International White Water, Wales, UK. Instructor: Matthew Houghton. Contact & bookings: info@ciww.com www.ciww.com
  • 14 June: IRF Guide Training, Assessment & Instructor Workshop. Findhorn River, Scotland. Instructor: Jim Davis. Details.
  • 23 – 26 June: Raft Guide, Trip Leader and Safety Kayaker training course and assessment. Level 3 and 4. Ara River, Pyrenees, Spain, basecamp in Torla town. Instructor Eneko Yarza. Details
  • 24 – 26 June: IRF Guide, Trip Leader 3 Assessment. Salza River (maybe Enns), Grossreifling, Austria. Instructor: Gergely Környei
  • 25 – 28 June: IRF Guide II to IV, TL and safety kayakers II to IV. Isere River in the Tarentaise Valley, France. Instructors: Jerome Ghidini. (Also a Rescue3 WRT-pro course 22 – 24 June). Details.
  • 1 – 3 July: IRF Training / Workshop, Guide/TL 2,3,4. Instructor 3. Durance, Guil, Ubaye, France. Instructors: Pieter Bekkers, Dirk Ladiges. Details.
  • 13 – 16 July: IRF GTE Workshop, Level 4. Rivers of western Austria. Instructor: Bijan Arbab. Details.
  • 14 – 16 July: IRF Training / Workshop, Guide/TL 2,3,4. Instructor 3. Durance, Guil, Ubaye, France. Instructors: Pieter Bekkers, Dirk Ladiges. Details.
  • 13 – 17 July: IRF GTE Safety Kayak Assessment. Murillo de Gállego, Spain. Gállego River. José María Miró, Gustavo Ortas Torralba
  • 21 – 30 July: CANCELLED IRF GTE Workshop, Level 3. Inn River, Austria. Instructor: Bijan Arbab. Details.
  • 31 July – 4 Aug: IRF GTE Workshop. Guide, Trip Leader, Safety Kayaker Class 3 – 4. Hunter Valley Adventures, Upper Red Deer River, Canada. Instructor: William Harrison. Details.
  • 3 – 8 Aug: CANCELLED IRF class 3 workshop + Rescue 3 WRT Pro + 16 hour outdoor first aid course. Tara River, Bosnia. Instructors: Mark Hirst & Mirko Davidovic. Details
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2019:

  • 12-15 Jan: IRF Raft guide and Safety kayak workshop, Lower Marshyangdi River, Nepal. Hosts: Nepal Kayak Club. Instructor and details: Anup Gurung
  • 28 – 29 Jan: IRF workshop, Petrohue River, Ensenada, Chile. Details
  • 4 – 7 Feb: Rafting guide and trip leader assessment level 3. Jacaré Pepira River, Brotas-Sp, Brazil. Instructors: André Luis Rufino and Gilson Jonas Gonçalves. Organizer: Pura Vida Treinamentos
  • 13 – 17 Feb: IRF Raft Guide, Trip Leader and Safety Kayak training course and assessment Class II-III-IV. Jatunyacu, Jondahi, Hollin, Quijos Rivers – Tena, Napo, Ecuador. Instructor: Gabriel Garbin. Details.
  • 25 – 28 Feb: Rafting guide and trip leader assessment level 3. Jacaré Pepira River, Brotas-Sp, Brazil. Instructors: André Luis Rufino and Gilson Jonas Gonçalves. Organizer: Pura Vida Treinamentos
  • 6 – 10 Mar: IRF Raft Guide, Trip Leader and Safety Kayak training course and assessment Class II-III-IV. Pastaza River – Pastaza, Ecuador. Instructor: Gabriel Garbin. Details.
  • 9 – 17 March: IRF Safety kayakers II-III. Pastaza, Jatunyacu, Anzu Rivers. Ecuador. Instructor: Gabriel Garbin.
  • 11 March – 12 April: IRF Guide Training Course and Assessment, Trancura River, Pucon, Chile. Instructor: Paulo Cartes Ortiz; Organized by: www.chilerios.cl. Details.
  • 12 – 15 Mar: Rafting Guide and Trip Leader assessment, level 3. Peixe River, Socorro-Sp, Brazil. Instructors: André Luis Rufino. Organizer: Pura Vida Treinamentos Details
  • 22 – 23 March: IRF Guide and Trip Leader Assessment, Trancura River, Pucon, Chile. Instructor: Paulo Cartes Ortiz and Ermin Volke; Organized by: www.chilerios.cl. Details
  • CANCELLED 23 – 30 March: IRF Guide & Trip Leader Workshop & Rescue 3 Europe WRT-Pro. Struma River, Kresna Gorge, Simitli-Kresna, Bulgaria. Hosts: Adventure Net. Instructors: Davor Kos & Alex Pastir. Details
  • 25 – 30 March: IRF Guide training course, Guide, TL, Instructor Assessments. Findhorn River, Scotland. Assessor Instructor: Jim Davis. Details.
  • 25 – 31 March: IRF Guide, Safety kayaker, Trip leader & Instructor workshop. Venue: Northwest Rafting Company, Hood River, Oregon, USA. Instructor: Mark Hirst. Details
  • 28 – 31 Mar: Rafting guide and trip leader assessment level 4. Paraibuna River, São Luís do Paraitinga-SP, Brazil. Instructor: André Luis Rufino. Organizer: Pura Vida Treinamentos
  • 1 – 6 April: IRF GTE Workshop Assessment for Guide, Safety Kayaker, Trip Leader and Instructor. Pastaza Alto River, Ecuador. Host: Paradero Hostal “El Profe”, Río Negro. Assessor: Gaspar Goncz. Instructor: Daniel G Rudolph. Detils in English or Spanish
  • 8 – 12 April: WRT – Pro + IRF GTE, TL and/or Safety Kayaker, Level 3 or 4. Bovec, Slovenia. Details
  • 11- 15 April: Rafting Guide and Trip Leader assessment, level 3. Novo and Soninho Rivers, Jalapão State Park-To, Brazil. Instructors: André Luis Rufino. Organizer: Pura Vida Treinamentos Details
  • 14 – 15 April: IRF Guide Evaluation. Rio Quijos, Napo Province, Ecuador. Instructor: Tarquino Yángüez. Details
  • 15 – 20 April: IRF Guide and Trip Leader Training and Certification Course Class 3, Cetina River, Croatia. Instructor: Toni Poljak. Details
  • 22 April – 1 May: IRF Raft guide Workshop, Salza River, Austria – level 3. Instructor and details: Wolfgang Schiffermayer, Lukas Strobel
  • 23 – 25 April: Raft Guide and Trip Leader Assessment. Jatunyacu and Quijos Rivers, Ecuador. Instructor: Tarquino Yanguez. Details
  • (27 – 28 April: First Aid Training and Exercise. Location Salza River, Austria. Instructor and for details Wolfgang Schiffermayer, Lukas Strobel)
  • 2 – 5 May. Rafting Guide and Trip Leader assessment, level 4. Paraíba do Sul River, Sapucaia-RJ, Brazil. Instructors: André Luis Rufino. Organizer: Pura Vida Treinamentos Details
  • 4 – 5 May: Guide and TL workshop, Tully River, Australia. Instructors – Dave Macfarlane, Andy loxton, Mauricio Gallardo. Details
  • 4 – 5 May: IRF Raftguide and Tripleader assessment, Salza, River Austria, Instructor and details: Wolfgang Schiffermayer, Lukas Strobel
  • 4 – 12 May: IRF Guide Workshop, Level 3, (one day off in between for practicals) Inn River, Austria. Instructor and details: Bijan Arbab.
  • 6 – 26 May: IRF GTE Course and Assesment, Maipo River, Chile. Date of Assessment: 22 and 23 of May. Instructor: Paulo Cartes Ortiz. Organized by: Chile Ríos – Professional training and training. www.chilerios.cl
  • 13 – 20 May: Raft Guide Training. Jatunyacu and Pastaza Rivers, Ecuador. Instructor: Tarquino Yanguez. Details
  • 18 – 20 May: IRF GTE assessment. Iceland. Instructor: Anup Gurung
  • 21 – 23 May: Guide Assessment. Jatunyacu and Pastaza Rivers, Ecuador. Instructor: Tarquino Yanguez. Details
  • 19 – 26 May: IRF GTE River Guide Basic course, Certification and Assessment, Level 4. Dalaman River, Turkey. Languages: Turkish & English. Instructor: Vedat Vural. Details
  • 20-23 May: Raft Guide and Trip Leader training course and assessment. Level 3 and 4. Ara River, Huesca, Pyrenees, Spain. Plus 17-19 May WRT-Pro Rescue3 course, and 24 May Basic Life Support course applied to whitewater. Instructor: Eneko Yarza. Contact. Details
  • 27-29 May: Safety Kayaker training course and assessment. Level 3 and 4. Ara River, Huesca, Pyrenees, Spain. Plus 1-2 June: Kayak Technique course. Instructor: Eneko Yarza. Instructor: Eneko Yarza. Contact. Details
  • 27 – 19 May: IRF Rafting Guide certification, Gállego River, Murillo de Gállego, Spain. Assessor Gaspar Goncz. Provisional instructors level 4: Aldo Del Puglia, Gustavo Ortas Torralba. Details
  • 28 – 31 May: IRF Certification Guide class II- III. Río Gállego, Murillo de Gállego, Spain. Instructor: José María MIRO. Details
  • 31 May: IRF Guide assessment, Level 2, Isar River, Germany. Instructor and details: Bijan Arbab.
  • 3 -5 June:Instructor Update Workshop, Instructor Certification Workshop for limited number of candidates by the Tyrollean Rafting Association (TRA). Austria, Haiming. Registration: Gaspar Goncz
  • 3 – 7 June: IRF Rafting guide, Trip Leader and Safety kayakers II-III-IV. Jatunyacu and Jondachi-Hollin Rivers, Tena, Napo, Ecuador. Instructor: Gabriel Garbin gabrielgarbinirf@gmail.com. Details
  • 4 – 11 June: Level 2/3 8 Days Guide training Course and Examination and Trip Leader Guide 2-3. Durance / Guil France. Assessor: Pieter Bekkers. Instructor: Dirk Ladiges Languages: English / Dutch. Organizers: Wildwaterschool. Details
  • 10 – 14 June: IRF Certification Guide, Trip Leader and Safety Kayaker, Clase II- III- IV. Río Gállego, Murillo de Gállego, Spain. Instructor: José María MIRO. Details
  • 13 – 17 June: Raft Guide, TL, Safety Kayaker, Instructors Workshop, Class 3, Tara River, BiH. Host: Tara Raft. Assessor: Mark Hirst. Details.
  • 15 – 22 June: 8 days IRF Raftguide Workshop Salza River, Austria, level 3. Instructor and details: Wolfgang Schiffermayer, Lukas Strobel
  • 15 – 31 June: IRF Workshop, Guides class 2- 3 and Trip Leader (assessments on 30-31 June). Huasteca, Mexico. Instructor and contact – Enrique.
  • 17 – 23 June: Rescue3 WRT-pro and IRF certifications (guide, trip leader and safety kayak). Isere/ Doron de Bozel Rivers, France. Instructors: Mark Hirst and Jérôme Ghidini. Organizers: R3-France. English and French. Details.,
  • 23 June: IRF Raftguide and Tripleader assessment Salza River Austria, Instructor and details: Wolfgang Schiffermayer, Lukas Strobel
  • 23-28 June: Level 2/3 6 Days Guide training Course and Examination Guide and Trip leader 2-3. Durance / Guil / Ubaye France. Assessor: Pieter Bekkers. Instructor: Niels van Baar. Languages: English / Dutch. Organizers: Wildwaterschool. Details
  • 24 – 26 June: IRF Guide and TL Workshop, Level 2/3. Tormes River, Gredos, Spain. Instructor: Darío. Pagano (Pato). Host: River Time Formacion. Details
  • 29 – 30 June: IRF Guide Workshop, Venue: Cardiff International White Water, Wales, UK. Instructor: Matthew Houghton. Contact & bookings: info@ciww.com www.ciww.com
  • 5 – 6 July: IRF Inline-raft guide workshop, Venue: Cardiff International White Water, Wales, UK. Instructor: Matthew Houghton. Contact & bookings: info@ciww.com www.ciww.com
  • 8 – 11 July: IRF Guide Workshop, Class 4. Inn River, (Switzerland), Sanna, Ötztaler Ache (Austria) + a few surprises. Instructor and details: Bijan Arbab.
  • 5 – 8 Aug: Raft Guide Level 4 workshop. Inn River (Switzerland) and Ötztaler Ache (Austria) and some surprises. Intructor and details: Bijan Arbab
  • 8 – 9 Aug: IRF Inline-raft guide workshop, Venue: Cardiff International White Water, Wales, UK. Instructor: Matthew Houghton. Contact & bookings: info@ciww.com www.ciww.com
  • 26 – 30 Aug: IRF GTE Workshop for Guide, TL, Safety Kayaker Class 3. Tara River, BiH. Assessor: Mark Hirst. Instructors: Rodrigo Castillo, Mirko Davidovic. Details
  • 4 – 8 Sept: IRF Assessment up to Raft Guide 3 and Trip Leader 3. Buzau River, Romania. Instructor: Mihai Mares. Details
  • 5- 6 Sept: IRF Inline-raft guide workshop, Venue: Cardiff International White Water, Wales, UK. Instructor: Matthew Houghton. Contact & bookings: info@ciww.com www.ciww.com
  • 6 – 9 Sept: IRF Level 2/3 Guide, Trip leader. Porma River, Boñar, Leon, Spain. Instructor: Darío Pagano (Pato). Details
  • 7 – 8 Sept: IRF level 2 Safety Kayak assessment for sit-on-top kayakers. Greece, Nestos River, Riverland base. Organizer: Yiannis Holevas. Assessor: Gaspar Goncz
  • 7 – 8 Sept: IRF Guide Workshop, Venue: Cardiff International White Water, Wales, UK. Instructor: Matthew Houghton. Contact & bookings: info@ciww.com www.ciww.com
  • 10 – 12 Sept: Raft guide, safety kayak level 4 and trip leader level 3 assessment. Indus and Zanskar Rivers, India. Instructor: Tsering Chotak. Host : Wet N Wild Explorations. Details
  • 15 – 18 Sept: IRF Workshop for Guide, TL and Safety Kayaker, level 2 and 3. Vuoksa River, Kivineimi raft camp, Losevo, Russia. Instructors: Anton Sveshnikov, Mark Hirst, Zachary Collier. Details.
  • 18 – 21 Sept: IRF GTE Workshop, Tara River, BiH. Instructor: Davidović Mirko. Details.
  • 22 – 27 Sept: IRF Raft & Safety kayaker assessments. Kamp Koren, Soca River, Slovenia. Instructor: Fabian Alejandro Bonanno, Assessor: Gáspár Göncz. Details
  • 30(Sep)-16 Oct: IRF Guide Training & Assessment. Assessment on 14 & 15. Río Maipo – San José de Maipo, Chile. Instructor: Paulo Cartes Ortiz. contacto@chilerios.cl Chile Ríos
  • 3 – 13 Oct: IRF Instructor Workshop, Level 3. San Jose & Pacuare River, Costa Rica. Host: Rio Tropicales. Instructors: Mark Hirst (Lapin Koskikoulu) & Tori Victorino. Details
  • 5 – 7 Oct: Raft Guide and Trip Leader training workshop and assessment. Level 2, 3 and 4 certification. Negro River, Tobia, Cundinamarca, Colombia. Instructor: Cesar Díaz
  • 15 – 23 Oct: Raft Guide and Safety Kayakers, Class 4. Zambezi River. Run by: Zambezi Academy. Details. Come early for extra training, stay on for Zambezi Whitewater Festival
  • 18 – 20 Oct: IRF Guide Class 2 and 3 assessment. Rio das Antas, Nova Roma do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul state,Brazil. Host: Rota Aventura Rio das Antas. Instructor: Gilson Jonas Gonçalves, IRF Instructor level 3.
  • 20 – 24 Oct: IRF Guide Workshop, Level 2/3. Venue: Cardiff International White Water, Wales, UK. Instructor: Matthew Houghton. Contact & bookings: info@ciww.com www.ciww.com
  • 27 – 29 Oct: Raft Guide and Trip Leader training workshop and assessment. Level 2, 3 and 4 certification. Magdalena River, San Agustín, Huila, Colombia. Instructor: Cesar Díaz
  • 28 Oct – 27 Nov (assessments 26 – 27): IRF Guide Training Course; Trancura and Liucura Rivers, Pucón – Chile. Instructor: Paulo Cartes Ortiz. Organized by: Chile Rios. Languages: Spanish
  • 29-31 Oct: IRF Safety Kayak, Level 2/3. Venue: Cardiff International White Water, Wales, UK. Instructor: Matthew Houghton. Contact & bookings: info@ciww.com www.ciww.com
  • 30 Oct – 3 Nov: Cancelled (being moved to end Nov) IRF GTE Workshop, Trancura y Liucura Rivers, Pucon, Chile. Instructor: Rodrigo Castillo. Details.
  • 2 Nov: IRF Guide Workshop, Update and Site Specific assesment. Venue: Cardiff International White Water, Wales, UK. Instructor: Matthew Houghton. Contact & bookings: info@ciww.com www.ciww.com
  • 9 – 10 Nov: IRF assessment. Nepal. Instructor: Sukra Llama
  • 13 – 17 Nov: IRF Guide, Team Leader, Instructor & Safety Kayak Workshop, Levels 3 & 4. Arahthos & Aoos rivers, Greece. Run by: Trekking Hellas Ioannina & White Water Lab. Instructors: Gaspar Goncz & George Poulopoulos. Details
  • 21 – 24 Nov: IRF Certification Workshop for Guides, Trip leaders and Instructors level 3. Paiva River, Portugal. Host: Clube do Paiva. Instructors: Igor Sperancini. Assessor: Gaspar Goncz.
  • 14 – 15 Dec: IRF Guide Workshop, Site Specific. Venue: Cardiff International White Water, Wales, UK. Instructor: Matthew Houghton. Contact & bookings: info@ciww.com www.ciww.com
  • 26 – 30 Dec: IRF workshop/assessment. Marshyangdi River, Nepal. Instructor: Nim Badur.
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2018:

  • 25 – 27 Jan: Safety Kayaker training workshop and assessment. Sto Domingo de Tsáachilas-Ecuador. Instructor: Eneko Yarza. Contact for details
  • 25 – 27 Jan: IRF Guide Assessment. Instructor: Suk Bahadur Lama
  • 29 Jan – 2 Feb: Raft Guide and Trip Leader workshop and assessment. Sto Domingo de Tsáachilas-Ecuador. Instructor: Eneko Yarza. Contact for details
  • 1- 3 Feb: Inline raft guide, Raft Guide and Trip Leader level 1, 2 & 3 certification. Witfontein Game Farm, Douglas, Northern Cape, South Africa. River Class: 2, 3 and 3+. Instructor: Andrew Kellett. Contact Marie-Louise for details.
  • 2 – 6 Feb: Raft Guide, grade 3 & 4/5 (WRT and IRF assessment combo), Karanprayag, Uttarakhand, India. Instructor: Bhupendra Singh Rana (Bhupi). Details\
  • 3 – 6 Feb: IRF Guide certification workshop. Locations: Lower Marshyangdi/Trishuli. Instructors: Anup Gurung. Language: English/Nepali. Details
  • 5 – 9 Feb: IRF raft guide training for Llandysul Paddlers on the river Teivi. Instructor and details – Malcolm Durnan
  • 7 – 8 Feb: Guide Assessment on Marsyandi River for River Guide Level 3 and 4 certification. Instructor: Mani Aryal
  • 12 – 16 Feb: Raft Guide and Trip Leader workshop and assessment. Quijos River-Ecuador. Instructor: Eneko Yarza. Contact for details
  • 15 – 19 Feb: IRF Guide training workshop; Venue: LVWWC London, UK. Instructors: Mark Hirst & Richard Allam. Full.
  • 19 – 21 Feb: Safety Kayaker training workshop and assessment. Quijos River-Ecuador. Instructor: Eneko Yarza. Contact for details
  • 19 – 20 Feb: Class 3 Safety Craft Workshop (Kayak). the course is run in cooperation with Llangollen Outdoors. Based in Llangollen, North Wales, UK . Instructor Josh O’Brien.
  • 22 – 26 Feb: IRF Guide training workshop; Venue: LVWWC London, UK. Instructors: Mark Hirst & Richard Allam. Full.
  • 25 – 27 Feb: IRF GTE Workshop Guide, Trip leader & Safety Kayak assessments. Venue: Alaknander River, India. Shivanadhi Lodge. Instructors. Mark Hirst & Tsering Chotak.
  • 28 Feb – 1 Mar: Trip Leader training. Instructor: Malcolm Durnan. Based in Llangollen and surrounding areas. For Rapid Horizons.
  • 2 – 3 Mar: IRF Trip Leader Level 3 assessments on Dee and Tryweryn Rivers through CIWW based in Cardiff. Instructor and details – Malcolm Durnan
  • 5 – 9 Mar (Module 1); 12 – 15 Mar (Module 2): Rafting Guide and Emergency response training. Jacaré Pepira River, Brotas-Sp, Brazil. Languages: English & Portuguese. Instructor: André Luis Rufino da Silva (Bill Pura Vida). Host: Território Selvagem Canoar.
  • 21 – 24 Mar: IRF Guide & Trip Leaders, Level 2 and 3 certification. Villa Tunaru, Bolivia. Instructor: Fabian Bonnano. Details.
  • 21 – 23 March: Workshop and Assessment Trip Leader Level 3 and Rafting Guide Level 3 certification. Río Petrohue – Ensenada – Chile. Organizers: Chile Ríos. Language: Spanish. Instructor: Paulo Cartes Ortiz. Contact.
  • 22 – 30 Mar: IRF Instructor and Rescue 3 combined workshop. Tara River, Bosnia. Instructor: Mark Hirst. Details and Sign up
  • 24 – 28 Mar: IRF/BCROA Raft Guide Training Course, on Chilliwack, Thompson, Coquihalla Rivers (Dependent on spring flows), Canada. Workshop in cooperation with Thompson Rivers University. Instructors: James Rodger and Tyler Willaimson
  • 24 – 31 Mar: IRF Guide Workshop and Rescue 3 WRT-PRO. Location: Struma river, Kresna Gourge, Simitly-Kresna, Bulgaria. Instructors: Davor Kos, Alexandar Pastir. Hosts: Adventure Net.
  • 30 – 31 Mar: IRF Guide and Trip Leader Assessments. Location: Struma river, Kresna Gourge, Simitly-Kresna, Bulgaria. Instructors: Davor Kos, Alexandar Pastir. Hosts: Adventure Net.
  • 2 – 7 April: Guide training, assessment & Rescue 3 whitewater rescue technician combined workshop in cooperation with Llangollen Outdoors. Based in Llangollen, North Wales, UK. Instructors are Mark Hirst & Josh O Brien.
  • 2 – 6 April: Guide workshop, in cooperation with the West Highland College in Fort William,
    Scotland. Instructor: Jamie Macmanaway.
  • 2 – 30 April: (17 days) Level 3 Rafting Guide certification. Place: Río Trancura, Pucón – Chile. Organizers: Chile Ríos. Language: Spanish. Instructor: Paulo Cartes Ortiz. Contact.
  • 7 – 11 April: IRF Guide Training workshop (Level 2 and 3) and assessment, in Nehoiu, Romania. Instructor: Sebastian Larcher. Contact: Mihai Mares +40 722415407
  • 10- 11 May: IRF Raft Guide Training workshop and assessment for Level 3 certification. Gállego River (Huesca – Pyrenees – Spain). Instructor: Jose Mari Miró.
  • 12 – 15 April: Guide and Trip Leader Training and Certification Course, Level 2 and 3 certification. Vrbas River, BiH. Instructor: Alex Pastir, Davor Kos.
  • 12 – 16 April: IRF GTE Workshop & Combined Rescue 3 Whitewater Rescue Technician PRO. Ahansal River, High Atlas mountains Morocco. Hosts: Berber Rafting.
  • 14 – 18 April: IRF Workshop. River Sava, Bled Slovenia. Instructor: Fabian Bonanno (Levle 4), Aljoša Horvat (Level 3). 4-day workshop plus 1 day for exam.
  • 17-20. April. 2018. IRF Instructor Certification Workshop – Spain, Murillo de Gallego, contact: jose Mari MIRO – UR Pirineos.
  • 18 – 20 April and 2 – 3 May. Guide workshop, in cooperation with the West Highland College in Fort William, Scotland. Instructor: Jamie Macmanaway.
  • 19 – 22 April: Raft Guide and Trip Leader Training and Assessment, Level 3 certification. Tara and Drina Rivers, BiH and Montenegro. Instructor: Alex Pastir.
  • 21 – 30 April: IRF Guide Training Program and Assessment, Level 2 and 3 certification. Location: Salza and Enns River, Austria. Instructors: Wolfgang Schiffermayer, Lukas Strobl.
  • 22 – 26 April: IRF/BCROA Raft Guide Training Course, on Chilliwack, Thompson, Coquihalla Rivers (Dependent on spring flows), Canada. Workshop in cooperation with Thompson Rivers University. Instructors: James Rodger and Tyler Willaimson
  • 23 – 27 April: IRF Stadium (site specific) Guide assessment & Rescue 3 WRT PRO; Venue: LVWWC London, UK. Instructors: Mark Hirst & Richard Allam. Full.
  • 27 April: IRF/BCROA Raft Guide Assessment; Coquihalla River, Canada. In cooperation with Thompson Rivers University. Instructors: James Rodger and Tyler Willaimson
  • 27 April – 6 May: IRF Guide Training workshop (Level 3) in Lofer, Austria. Instructors: Sebastian Larcher, Tobias Hitzelberger. Contact: Andreas Voglstatter, +43 6642562899
  • 28 – 29 April: First Aid Training and Exercise. Location Salza River Austria. Instructors Wolfgang Schiffermayer and Lukas Strobl.
  • 30 Apr – 1 May: Whitewater Rescue Challenge, Wildalpen, Austria. Details: www.whitewaterrescuerace.com and Facebook
  • 28 April – 1 May: (Part 1) IRF Guide Training Program and Assessment, Level 2 and 3 Certification. Location: Salza and Enns River, Austria. Instructors: Wolfgang Schiffermayer and Lukas Strobl. Details
  • 1 and 13 May: Guide Assessment, Location: Salza and Enns River, Austria. Instructors: Wolfgang Schiffermayer and Lukas Strobl.
  • 2 – 4 May: IRF Training & Assessments for guides, trip leaders and Instructors up to Level 3 certification. Orange River Gorge section, Northern Cape, South Africa. Instructor and contact: Andrew Kellett
  • 3 – 5 May: IRF Workshop on Trancura River, Pucon, Chile. Instructor.
  • 2 – 4 May: IRF Certification Workshop, Guide, Trip Leader, Instructor Assessment, Level 2-3-4 certification and Instructor Updates. Wildalpen, Austria. Assessor: Gaspar Goncz
  • 3 – 6 May: GTE Workshop, Training and Assessment. Soca River, Bovec, Slovenia. Level 3 and 4 certification. Instructor/Assessor: Robert Kazik. Instructor Assistent: Matej Zapletal. Contact for details.
  • 4 – 6 May: (Part 2) IRF Guide Training Workshop and Assessment, Level 2 and 3 certification. Location: Salza and Enns River, Austria. Instructors: Wolfgang Schiffermayer and Lukas Strobl.
  • 5 – 13 May: Raft Guide Workshop and IRF Assessment for Level 3 Certification(one day off in between for practicals) Inn River, Austria. Other assessments and WRT training on request. Instructor and details: Bijan Arbab
  • 8-12 May: Raft Guide and Trip Leader training workshop and assessment. Level 4 Certification. Ara River-Huesca-Pyrenees-Spain. Instructor: Eneko Yarza. Details.
  • 8 – 13 May: IRF Guide and Trip Leader Training and Certification Workshop, Cetina River, Croatia. Instructor: Toni Poljak.
  • 10- 11 May: IRF Raft Guide Training Workshop and Assessment for Level 3 certification. Gállego River (Huesca – Pyrenees – Spain). Instructor: Jose Mari Miró.
  • 10 – 13 May: (Part 3) IRF Guide Training Worskhop and Assessment, Level 2 and 3 certification. Location: Salza and Enns River, Austria. Instructors: Wolfgang Schiffermayer and Lukas Strobl.
  • 14-16 May: Safety Kayaker training course and assessment. Level 3 and 4 certification. Ara River-Huesca-Pyrenees-Spain. Instructor: Eneko Yarza. Details
  • 14 – 17 May: GTE Workshop, Vuoksa river, Kivineimi raft camp, Losevo, Russia. Hosts: Ticket2Ride Adventures. Instructors: Anton Sveshnikov & Mark Hirst.
  • 11 – 17 May: IRF SRA Rescue 3 wrt pro Guide Course. Based out of Grandtully, Scotland. Instructor: Mark Adamson
  • 15 – 17 May: IRF Training & Assessments for guides, trip leaders and Instructors up to Level 3 certification. Orange River Thunder Alley section, Northern Cape, South Africa. Instructor and contact: Andrew Kellett.
  • 15 – 16 May: IRF Guide and Trip Leader assessment for up to Level 4 certification. Also taking expressions of interest for the instructor certification. Tully River, Australia. Contact Andy Loxton for
  • 16 – 24 May: IRF Guide Workshop at Lee Valley White Water Centre, London.
  • 17 – 24 May: IRF Raft Guide Training workshop for Level 4 certification. Dalaman River, Turkey. Instructor: Vedat Vural
  • 25-27. May: IRF Raft Guide Level 3 certification workshop and assessments, Austria, Wildalpen. 230Euro+IRF certification fee. Rafting experience required. Contact: Gaspar Goncz
  • 29 – 30 May: Workshop and Assessment Rafting Guide Class 3. Río Genil, Cuevas Bajas, Málaga , España. Instructor: Paulo Cartes Ortiz. Contact:
  • 2 – 8 June: IRF and Rescue 3 Workshop. Centron, France. Instructors: Jerome Ghidini and Mark Hirst.
  • 4 June – 15 June: IRF Guide Training Program and Assessment, Level 3 certification. Location: Isel River Osttirol, Austria. Instructors: Wolfgang Schiffermayer.
  • 6 – 8 June: Raft Guide and Trip Leader training workshop and assessment for Level 4 certification. Ara River (Huesca – Pyrenees – Spain). Instructor: Jose Mari Miro.
  • 10-14 June: Raft Guide and Trip Leader training workshop and assessment. Level 2 and 3 certification. Ésera River-Huesca-Pyrenees-Spain. Instructor: Eneko Yarza. Details.
  • 11 – 17 June: IRF Workshop & Rescue 3 Whitewater rescue technician professional. Base Camp Oulanka, Finland. Instructor: Mark Hirst.
  • 15 June: Guide Assessment, Location: Isel River, Austria. Instructors: Wolfgang Schiffermayer. Details at end
  • 12 – 15 June: Guide assessment & Rescue work shop, Level 3 and 4 certification. Yoshino River, Tokushima, Japan. Instructors: Joe Willis Jones and Yasuo Homma. Details
  • 16 – 17 June: IRF Guide and Trip leader Certification Course. Vrbas River, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • 16 – 23 June: IRF Guide Training Program and Assessment, Level 3 certification. Location: Austria. Instructor: Wolfgang Schiffermayer.
    21 June: IRF Guide and Safety Kayak Assessment level 3 Mijares, Montanejos, Spain. Instructor: Alejandro C. Giordano. Contact for details
  • 19 – 22 June: IRF Workshop and Assessment for Level 3 guide & TL certification. Esera River – Campo – Huesca – Spain. Host Email. Instructors: Darío Pagano and Mark Hirst.
  • 24 June: Guide Assessment, Location: Salza and Enns River, Austria. Instructors: Wolfgang Schiffermayer and Lukas Strobl. Details at end
  • 26 – 29 June: IRF Guide course/assessment. Jinja, White Nile River, Uganda. Instructor and contact: Andrew Kellett
  • 29 May – 1 June: IRF Raft Guide Training workshop and assessment for Level 3 certification. Gállego River (Huesca – Pyrenees – Spain). Instructor: Jose Mari Miró.
  • 8 – 11 July. IRF Guide course/assessment. Tana River, Kenya. Instructor and contact: Andrew Kellett
  • 10 – 13 July: IRF Guide Workshop, level 4. Rivers – Inn, Oetztaler ache, Sanna, +. Austria and Switzerland. Instructor and contact: Bijan
  • 1 -3 Aug. IRF Class 2 guide workshop. Esera River, Campo, Huesca – Spain. Instructor: Darío Pagano
  • 3-6 Sept: Raft Guide and Trip Leader training course and assessment. Level 2 and 3. Noguera Pallaresa River, Lleida, Pyrenees, Catalonia, Spain. (8-10 Sept: WRT-Pro Rescue3.) Instructor: Eneko Yarza. Contact. More info: www.rioescuela.com.
  • 8- 9 Sept: IRF Guide Workshop, Venue: Cardiff International White Water, Wales, UK . Instructor: Matthew Houghton. Contact & bookings: info@ciww.com www.ciww.com.
  • 12-15 Sept: Raft Guide and Trip Leader training course and assessment. Level 2 and 3. Mijares River, Valencia, Spain. (16 Sept Basic Life Support applied to whitewater.) (17-19 Sept WRT-Pro Rescue3.) Instructor: Eneko Yarza. Contact. More info: www.rioescuela.com.
  • 17 – 19 Sept: Raft Guide and Trip Leader training workshop and assessment. Level 2, 3 and 4 certification. Fonce River and Suarez River, San Gil, Santander, Colombia. Instructor: Cesar Díaz.
  • 18 – 22 Sept: IRF Class 3 Guide & Trip Leader workshop, Rioni River, Georgia (country). Instructor Mark Hirst. Contact
  • 24 – 28 Sept: Raft Guide and Trip Leader training workshop and assessment. Level 2, 3 certification. Tara River, Montenegro/BiH. Instructors: Mihai Mares, Gaspar Gonz. Details.
  • 24 Sept – 20 Oct: IRF GTE course and assessment. Río Trancura, Pucón – Chile. Instructor: Paulo Cartes Ortiz. Organized by: Chile Ríos – Professional training and training. www.chilerios.cl. Languages:Spanish
  • 25 – 30 Sept: IRF + Rescue3; Gallego River, Murillo de Gallego, Huesca, Spain. Instructors: Darío Pagano and Fermin Perez Larrea.
  • 27 – 30 Sept: IRF GTE Workshop & Rescue3 Europe – WRT. Tara River, Bosnia. Instructor: Mark Hirst.
  • 27-30 Sept: IRF GTE TL & Guide Level 2 & 3 course and assessment. Rio Paranhana, Três Coroas-Rs, Brazil. Instructor André Luis Rufino da Silva puravidatreinamentos@gmail.com
  • 31 Sept – 7 Oct: IRF GTE certificate + Rescue 3 Europe WRT Pro certificate + Basic Life Support, American Heart Association. Slovenia.
  • 1-4 Oct: CANCELLED due to low water. Raft Guide and Trip Leader training course and assessment. Level 2 and 3. Alto Ebro River, Cantabria, Spain. Instructor: Eneko Yarza. Contact. More info: www.rioescuela.com.
  • 4 – 6 Oct: IRF Workshop & assessment on the Upper Seti River, Nepal. Class IV. Details
  • 4 – 7 Oct: IRF GTE Workshop; Level 2 & 3; TL/Guide/Safety Raft/Trainee Guide. Rio Mendoza, Potrerillos, Argentina. Instructor: Mario Mateo. Contact: info@potrerillosexplorer.com +5492616095197
  • 5 – 6 Oct: IRF GTE Workshop. Tampaon River ( SLP), Mexico. Instructor: Enrique Aguado. Details.
  • 6 – 13 Oct: IRF Level 3 & 4 workshop and assessment. Zambezi, Livingston, Zambia. River: Head Instructor: Sebastian Larcher. Contact: Sebastian Larcher.
  • 10-14 Oct: IRF GTE Workshop. Lacanja River (Chiapas), Mexico. Instructor: Enrique Aguado. Details.
  • 16 – 20 Oct: IRF GTE Course. Vrbas River, Banja Luka, BiH. Hosts: Kanyon Rafting Centre. Instructor: Alex Pastir.
  • 18 Oct: IRF Safety Kayak Assessment level 3; Tampaon, S.L.P. México. Instructor: Alejandro C. Giordano Contact: info@raftguide-training.com
  • 23 – 24 Oct: IRF Raft Guide, Trip Leader, Safety Kayak Assessment level 4; Pescados, Veracruz, México. Instructor: Alejandro C. Giordano Contact: info@raftguide-training.com
  • 24 – 28 Oct: IRF GTE Workshop – Guide, Trip Leader, Safety Kayaker level 2 and 3. Santo Domingo, Ecuador. Instructors: Gabriel Garbin and Gaspar Goncz.
  • 25 – 30 Oct: CANCELLED. IRF GTE Certification for Guides and TL. River Cetina, Croatia. Instructor: Toni Poljak.
  • 27 – 30 Nov: Guide & TL, class 2 & 3 assessment. Rio Paranhana, Três Coroas-Rs, Brazil. Instructor: André Luis Rufino da Silva (Bill Pura Vida). Host: Brasil Raft Park.
  • 27 Oct – 1 Nov: IRF / SRA / WRT GTE Workshop. Grandtully, Scotland. Instructors: Steve Thomas and Mark Adamson. Contact for details.
  • 1 – 3 Nov: IRF GTE Instructor Conference. Alumine River, Argentina. Details.
  • 3 – 6 Nov: Guide, Trip Leader assessments & instructor update. Venue: Cardiff International White Water, UK. Instructor: Mark Hirst. Contact & bookings: Mark Bowler
  • 6 – 7 Nov: IRF Raft Guide, Trip Leader, Safety Kayak Workshop and Assessment level 3-4 Amacuzac, Morelos, México. Instructor: Alejandro C. Giordano. Details.
  • 10 – 15 Nov: IRF GTE Workshop – Assessment for Instructor Guide class IV and Instructor Safety kayak class IV, Guide, Safety kayak, Safety Raft and Trip Leader class IV. Cara del indio, Futaleufú Patagonia, Chile Instructor: Daniel Gonzalez and Gaspar Goncz. Details in English and in Spanish. Contact Daniel: koleufu@gmail.com or Nivia: niviameza5@hotmail.com.
  • 19 – 23 Nov: IRF Raft Guide training course and assessment Class II. Napo – Jatunyacu Rivers – Tena. Napo. Ecuador. Instructors: Gabriel Garbin.
  • 21 – 23 Nov: IRF Workshop and assessment, Maipo River, San Jose de Maipo. Chile. Instructor: Andre Luis Ruffino da Silva and Paulo Cartes Ortiz. Organized by: Chilerios, Pura Vida Treinamentos.
  • 23-26 Nov: IRF Guide Assessment. Río Pescados, Veracruz, Mexico. Instructor: Ena Buenfil. Private course
  • 26 – 29 Nov: IRF Guide and TL Training and Certification Course. Vrbas River, Banja Luka, BiH. Details.
  • 4 – 7 Dec: IRF GTE Assessments – Guide, TL 2 and 3. Pachachaca River, Apurímac Region, Peru. Host: YACA- Asociación de guías de Canotaje. Organizer: Pura Vida Trenamentos. Instructor: André Luis Rufino da Silva (Bill Pura Vida).
  • 10 – 20 Dec: IRF Guide Training Course. Rio Quijos, Napo Province, Ecuador. Instructor: Tarquino Yángüez
  • 10-13 Dec: IRF GTE Workshop – Guide IV, Trip leader, Safety kayak and Safety Raft. Details. Venue: Panguipulli, Chile Instructor: Daniel G Rudolph. Contact: koleufu@gmail.com or verde.exp@gmail.com
  • 12 – 15 Dec: Guide and Trip leader assessment Class 3. Urubamba River, Santa Maria, Peru. Instructor: André Luis Rufino da Silva (Bill Pura Vida). Host: Rafting Machu Picchu. Organizer: Pura Vida Treinamentos.
  • 19 – 22 Dec: Guide and Trip leader assessment Class 3. Cañete River, Lunahuaná, Peru. Instructor: André Luis Rufino da Silva (Bill Pura Vida). Host: Edgar Rafting Lunahuaná Peru. Organizer: Pura Vida Treinamentos.
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2017:

  • 9 – 11 Jan: Guide and Trip Leader 3. Location: Río Trancura, Pucón-Chile. Instructors: Paulo Cartez. Bill Pura Vida. Organizer: Chile Rios- Entrenamientos y Capacitación Profesional. Pura Vida Treinamentos. Languages available: Spanish, English, Portuguese and Italian.
  • 24 – 2 March: Raft Guide Workshop, Class 3. River: Micos & Tampaon. Location: Ciudad Valles San Luis Potosí, México. Email for more info: Huaxteca & Ena
  • 25 – 26 Feb: Safety Craft Workshop. River: Dee, Llangollen – Class 3. Instructor: Joshua O’Brien. Contact email.
  • 13 – 17 March: Raft guide training course and assessment. Sella River in Arriondas-Asturias-Spain. Grade 2-3. Instructor Eneko Yarza
  • 17 – 19 March: Guide, Trip leader from class 2 to 4. Paraibuna River, São Luis do Paraitinga- Sp, Brazil. Instructor: André Luis Rufino da Silva (Bill Pura Vida) instructor level 4.
  • 20 – 22 Mar: Guide and Safety Crafters Class 2 and 3. Mendoza River, Argentina. Instructors: Patricio Valsecchi and Fabian Roman. Email for more info
  • 20 Mar – 11 April: Guide course, Class 2 and 3, and assessment. Río Trancura, Pucón – Chile. Organizer: Chile Ríos.
  • 25 – 26 March: Workshop & Assessment River Guide/ Trip Leader class 3 – Paiva River, Portugal. info: Alejandro C. Giordano. Contact
  • 27 – 29 March: Guide, Trip leader from class 2 and 3. Local: Jacaré Pepira River, Brotas- Sp, Brazil. Instructors: Bill Pura Vida and Massimo Desiati.
  • 27 – 31 March: Raft guide training course and assessment – Class 3. Struma River, Kresna Gorge. Instructors: Alexander Pastir, Davor Kos. Local organizer: Adventure Net.
  • 29 Mar – 2 Apr: Combo WRT-Pro Rescue 3 & Raft Guide class II-III exam. Genil River, Benamejí, Spain. Contact and Instructor: Alejandro C. Giordano
  • 31 Mar – 6 Apr: IRF GTE workshop & Rescue 3 Whitewater Rescue Technician Pro combined course. Tara River Canyon, Bosnia. Tara Raft. Training provider: Lapin koskikoulu. Instructor: Mark Hirst.
  • 4 – 7 April: IRF GT-E assessment workshop. Soca River, Slovenia. Instructor: Robert Kazik. Assisting: Matej Zapletal. Local Organizer: AdrenalineCentre. Languages: Czech, Slovak, English. Contact
  • 8 – 12 April: GTE Conference, Aoos River, Greece. Details
  • 10 – 14 April: IRF & Rescue 3 WRT PRO combined course. Venue Ahansal & Melloul Rivers, High Atlas Mountains, Morocco. Host Berber Rafting Adventures. Instructor & training provider Mark Hirst of Lapin Koskikoulu.
  • 12 – 13 April: Assessment for Guide and Trip Leader Grade 3. Place: Río Trancura, Pucón – Chile. Organized by: Chile Rios – Vocational Training
  • 17 – 22 April: Guide training programme & Rescue 3 whitewater rescue technician combined course run by Llangollen Outdoors, Llangollen, North Wales, UK. Instructors are Mark Hirst & Josh O Brien.
  • 19 – 23 April: Guide Training course. Brasov, Romania. River: Buzau. Instructor: Sebastian Larcher. Contact: Mihai Mares +40 722415407
  • 20 – 23: IRF Guide & Trip Leader certification Class 3 – 4. Vrbas River, Banja Luka, BiH. Instructors: Alex Pastir and Davor Kos. English and Bosnian.
  • 21 – 30 April: IRF Guide Training Program and Assessment, Grade 2-3. Location: Salza and Enns River, Austria. Instructors: Wolfgang Schiffermayer, Lukas Strobl.
  • 21 – 23 April; 28 April – 1 May; 4 May – 6 May = Weekend Course. IRF Guide Training Program and Assessment, Grade 2-3. Location: Salza and Enns River, Austria. Instructors: Wolfgang Schiffermayer, Lukas Strobl.
  • 19 – 29 April: IRF Raft Guide training course. Depending on spring water flows courses typically take place on the Chilliwack, Thompson, Coquihalla, Nahatlach and Clearwater Rivers of British Columbia, Canada. Instructors: James Rodger and Tyler Williamson in conjunction with Thompson Rivers University Adventure Guide Program and the BCROA. More info.
  • 24-28 April: Raft Guide and Trip Leader training course and assessment. Esera river-Pyrenees-Spain. Grade 3. Instructor and for details: Eneko Yarza
  • 26 – 30 April: Guides, Trip Leader, Safety Craft assessment up to class 4. Trancura River, Pucon, Chile. Languages: Spanish, English, Italian. Contact Details
  • 28 – 29 April: IRF guide assessment, Thompson Rivers University in Chilliwack British Columbia. Instructor: James Rodgers
  • 28 April – 7 May: IRF basic guide training course. Lofer, Austria. Host: Salzburg Rafting Association. Instructors: Sebastian Larcher, Tobias Hitzelsberger. Contact: Sebastian Larcher
  • 29 April – 1 May: Safety Kayaker training course and assessment. Esera river-Pyrenees-Spain. Grade 3. Instructor and for details: Eneko Yarza
  • 29 April -1 May: IRF Exam class III & Rescue 3 WRT PRO combined course. Venue Genil River. Benamejí, Spain. Organizer Karma Turismo Activo. Contact: Alejandro C. Giordano
  • 1 and 5 May: Guide Assessments, Location: Salza and Enns River, Austria. Instructors: Wolfgang Schiffermayer, Lukas Strobl. Contact.
  • 1 – 9 May: Guide course class 3, (one day off in between for practicals). Inn River, Austria. Instructor and more info: Bijan Arbab
  • 1 – 5 May: Guide course. Location: Slovenia, Bovec, Soča river class II-IV. Language: English.
  • 7 – 9 May: Trip Leader course. Location: Slovenia, Bovec, Soča river class II-IV. Language: English.
  • 2 – 5 May: IRF Guide Training Program and Trip Leader Assessment, Grade 4. Location: Enns River, Austria. Instructor: Lukas Strobl. Contact: office or Lukas
  • 8 – 12 May: Raft Guide and Trip Leader training course and assessment. Ara river-Pyrenees-Spain. Grade 4. Instructor and for details: Eneko Yarza
  • 8 – 19 May: IRF Rafting guide training courses WWW3, Feel Free 6425 Haiming (Magerbach), Tyrol. More information: www.tiroler-raftingverband.at
  • 15 – 16 May: IRF Raft Guide and Trip Leader Assessments / work shop. Austria, Osttirol, St. Johann im Walde. Course language: English, Deutsch and Hungarian. Contact Bela.
  • 15 – 17 May: Safety Kayaker training course and assessment. Ara river-Pyrenees-Spain. Grade 4. Instructor and for details: Eneko Yarza
  • 15 – 26 May: IRF Rafting guide training courses WWW3, Faszinatour Outdoorzentrum 6425 Haiming, Tyrol. More information: www.tiroler-raftingverband.at
  • 20 – 23 May: Workshop for Class 3/4 Guides and Safety Kayakers. Iceland, East Glacial River. Instructor: Anup Gurung
  • 22 – 24 May: IRF level 3 Assessment for Guides and Trip Leaders. Instructor – Gabriel Cote-Valiquette. Details
  • 22 – 26 May: IRF Instructor, Trip Leader, Guide & Safety Craft workshop. Venue: Isere River, Bourg Saint Maurice, France. Host: Essaonia Rafting. Instructors: Mark Hirst & Gaspar Goncz. Details
  • 23 – 28 May: Raft Guide Class 4 course on Dalaman River. Instructor: Vedat Vural
  • 25 May: Class 2 guide assessment, Isar River, Germany. Instructor and more info: Bijan Arbab
  • 26 May – 2 June: IRF, SRA ,WRT PRO guide course. Grandtully , Perthshire. Info
  • 1 – 4 June: Guide course class 4. Rivers: Inn (Austria & Switzerland), Sanna, Ötztaler Ache, + some surprises. Instructor and more info: Bijan Arbab
  • 5 – 11 June: IRF Guide training Program & Rescue 3 Whitewater rescue technician PRO combined workshop. Venue Kitka Joki River Ruka Finland. Host: Basecamp Oulanka. Instructor Mark Hirst of Lapin Koskikoulu.
  • 10 – 11 June: Raft Guide and Trip Leader certification course, Class 3. Vrbas, BiH. Instructor: Alex Pastir.
  • 13 – 15 June – POSTPONED to Oct due to flooding: Raft Guide and Trip Leader assessment (Grade 3), Sri Lanka for Ecoteam on the Kelani River. Instructor: Malcolm Durnan
  • 14 – 16 June: Raft Guide & Trip Leader Class 3. Tara River, BiH/Montenegro. Instructor: Alex Pastir.
  • 14 – 18 June: IRF workshop, Chiang Mai, Thailand. Host: 8 Adventures. Instructor: Mark Hirst
  • 21 – 22 June: IRF Guide Class 3 assessment. For AdventureNorway. Instructor: Malcolm Durnan
  • 8 – 9 July: Guide, Trip Leader and Instructor Grade 4. Tully River, Australia. Instructors: Andy Loxton Graham Maifredi. Organiser: Raging Thunder Adventures. Contact – Andy Loxton
  • 10 – 13 July: Guide course class 4. Rivers: Inn (Austria & Switzerland), Sanna, Ötztaler Ache, + some surprises. Instructor and more info: Bijan Arbab
  • 10-14th of July – IRF Certification Workshop Slovenia, Bovec, for Raft Guide, Safety Kayak and Trip Leader certificates. Potential Instructors welcome. Assessor: Gaspar Goncz
  • 7 – 11 Aug: IRF Guide workshop, Class 3/4 & Rescue 3 WRT PRO. Tara & Piva Rivers, Bosnia. Instructor: Mark Hirst. Host: Tara-raft (Mirko ). Course cost €300 rescue 3 pack included. IRF Admin fees not included. Food & accommodation are available through Tara raft.
  • 5 – 7 Sept: Guide and Trip Leader 3 assessments in Scotland – Loch Tae area. Instructors: Malcolm Durnan. Closed course.
  • 9 – 22 Sept: Class 5 Pathway training course with IRF level 3 assessment, Zambezi. Instructors Ruaridh Stevenson and Sebastian Larcher. Assessor Andrew Kellet. More information. Details. (See below for follow on course)
  • 10 -16 Sept: IRF Workshop Guide, TL, Instructor & Safety kayak & combined Rescue 3 Whitewater rescue technician PRO. Zanskar & Indus River, Leh ladakh, India. Host: Wet n Wild explorations . Instructor: Mark Hirst of Lapin koskikoulu and Gasper Goncz.
  • 10 – 15 Sept: IRF Basic Guide Training Course. River Findhorn, Scotland. Instructors: Jim Davis & Jamie MacManaway.
  • 10 – 15 Sept: IRF Instructor Assessment. River Findhorn, Scotland. Instructors: Jim Davis & Jamie MacManaway.
  • 10 – 15 Sept: IRF Assessor and Instructor Refresher. River Findhorn, Scotland. Instructors: Jim Davis & Jamie MacManaway.
  • 13 Sept: IRF Raft Guide Assessment. River Findhorn, Scotland. Instructors: Jim Davis & Jamie MacManaway.
  • 13 – 14 Sept: IRF Trip Leader Assessment. River Findhorn, Scotland. Instructors: Jim Davis & Jamie MacManaway.
  • 25 Sept – 20 Oct: Guide course Class 2, 3; Assessment 18, 19 Oct. Río Trancura, Pucón – Chile. Instructor: Paulo Cartes Ortiz. Organized by: Chile Ríos. English and Spanish.
  • 28 – 29 Sept: Trip Leader workshop and assessment. Zambezi River. Instructor: Sebastian Larcher
  • 30th September – 13th October Class 5 Academy with IRF level 4 assessment, Zambezi. Instructors Ruaridh Stevenson and Sebastian Larcher. Assessor Andrew Kellet. More information.
  • 1 – 15 Oct: IRF Workshop, Guide Course, Assessment Guide, Trip Leader. Class 3/4 & Rescue 3 SRT. Rivers: Misahualli, Napo and Jatunyacu. Contact Instructor Cesar Díaz.
  • 5 – 8 Oct: Guide and Trip Leader class 2 and 3. Tibagi River- Tibagi-Paraná, Brazil. Instructor: André Luis Rufino da Silva (Bill Pura Vida)
  • 11 – 12 Oct: IRF Safety craft workshop (kayak specific); Upper Seti river Pokhara Nepal; Instructors: Mark Hirst & Nim Bahadur Magar. Course Full
  • 18 & 19 Oct: GTE Guide Assessment. Río Trancura, Pucón – Chile. Instructor: Paulo Cartes Ortiz Organized by: Chile Ríos – www.chilerios.cl Languages: English and Spanish.
  • 21 to 25 Oct: site specific Grade 3 Guide and Trip Leader assessments for events, in Sri Lanka on the Kiarlani River for Ecoteam and Sports Travel. Instructor: Malcolm Durnan. Closed course.
  • 10 Nov: Guide Training Course. Lake District . Trainers are Matt Blue and Malcom Durnan.
  • 21 – 23 Nov: Workshop and Assessment, Trip Leader Class 3 and Rafting Guide Class 3. Language: English, Spanish and Portuguese. Place: Río Trancura – Pucón- Chile. Instructor / contact:
    Paulo Cartes Ortiz.
  • 22 – 26 Nov: IRF Guide level 2 and 3 + 1st Aid Certification. Rio do Peixe-Socorro-Sp. Instructor: André Luis Rufino da Silva (Bill Pura Vida).
  • 25 – 26 November, 2017 : Guide and Trip Leader Assessment (Class 3) run by Llangollen Outdoors. Based in Llangollen, North Wales, UK. Instructor Josh O’Brien.
  • 28 Nov – 1 Dec: IRF Guide level 2 and 3 + 1st Aid Certification. Rio Cubatão, Santo Amaro da Imperatriz-Sc. Instructor: André Luis Rufino da Silva (Bill Pura Vida)
  • 29 November – 4 Dec: Rescue 3 WRT-Pro and IRF Assessment combo pack + Amazing Beach time. Huatulco, México. Info. Instructor: Alejandro C. Giordano
  • 6 – 10 Dec: a basic medical emergency course + IRF guide or trip leader assessment + Pura Vida method that includes extra classes (see full details of course). Rio Tibagi, Tibagi, Paraná-Brasil. Instructor: André Luis Rufino da Silva (Bill Pura Vida)
  • 7 – 8 Dec: Workshop and Assessment trip leader class 3 and Rafting Guide Class 3. Ñuble River, San Fabian, Chile. Language: Spanish. Organizers: Chile Ríos. Instructor: Paulo Cartes Ortiz. Contact
  • 11 – 12 Dec: Workshop and Assessment Trip Leader, Class 3 and Rafting Guide Class 3. Language: Spanish. Río Maipo – San José de Maipo – Chile. Organizers: Chile Ríos – www.chilerios.cl Instructor: Paulo Cartes Ortiz. Contact
  • 11 – 15 Dec: Guides, Trip Leader, Safety Craft, up to class 4. Source of the Mendoza, Argentina. Instructor: Silvio Gurrieri. Hosts: Xnoccio Aventuras and Gendarmeria Nacional Argentina. Details
  • 17-22 Dec: Raft Guide and Trip Leader training course and assessment. Pastaza River-Baños-Ecuador. Instructor: Eneko Yarza. Contact for details
  • 19 – 21 Dec: IRF Workshop, Class 3, Trainee Guide, Guide class II and III, Trip leader, Safety Craft. Alumine River, Neuquen, Argentina. Instructors: Mario Mateo, Patricio Valsecchi, Silvio Gurrieri, Fabian Roman.
  • 21 – 22 Dec. Río Trancura, Pucón, Chile. In Spanish. Organisers: Chile Ríos – www.chilerios.cl Instructor: Paulo Cartes Ortiz. Contact
  • 27-29 Dec: Safety Kayaker training course and assessment. Pastaza River-Baños-Ecuador. Instructor: Eneko Yarza. Contact for details
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2016:

  • 21 – 23 Jan: IRF Worshop, Guide, Trip Leader. Class 3 and 4/5. Fonce and Suarez Rivers, San Gil – Santander – Colombia. Contact Instructor – Cesar Díaz
  • 28 – 30 Jan: IRF grade II & III river guide assessment Ganga, Rishikesh, India. Host: Rescue India. Instructor: Bhupendra Singh Rana. Details
  • 3 – 7 Feb: RRC PRO & IRF grade 4/5 river guide assessment. River Pindar/Alaknanda, Uttarakhand, India. Host: Rescue India. Instructor: Bhupendra Singh Rana. Details
  • 7 – 11 March: Raft guide training course and assessment. Sella River in Arriondas-Asturias-Spain. Grade 2-3. Instructor Eneko Yarza.
  • 19 – 23 March: IRF guide & safety craft workshop. Atlas mountains, Morocco. Host: Berber Rafting Adventures. Instructor: Mark Hirst. Facebook event. For more info: contact Berber directly
  • 28 Mar – 1 Apr: Rafter guide training course. Struma River, class 3, Kresna Gorge, between Simitli and Kresna towns. Instructors: Alexander Pastir, Davor Kos. Local organizer : Adventure Net.
  • 3 – 8 April: Instructor Workshop, Marshyangdi River, Nepal. Host: Paddle Nepal. Instructors: Jim Coffey & Mark Hirst.
  • 9 – 11 April: Guide, Trip Leader, Instructor Assessments. Dranse River, France. Assessor: Gaspar Goncz. Run by Swiss Rafting Federation.
  • 9 – 13 April: Safety Crafter and Instructor Assessments Extension. Dranse River, France. Assessor: Gaspar Goncz. Run by Swiss Rafting Federation.
  • 10 – 12 April: IRF guide course-assesment, Soca River in Bovec, Slovenia. Grade WW 3-4. Instructor Robert Kazik
  • 14 – 17 April: IRF Guide and Trip Leader Certification. Vrbas River,Banja Luka , Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • 19 – 21 April: GT&E Instructor and Assessor Conference.
  • 23 – 24 April: Rescue Race. Run by IRF GT&E Head, Gaspar Goncz. Details
  • 25 – 27 & 28 – 30 April: IRF River Guide Assessment Grade 2/3, Nam Wa River, Nan, Thailand. Host – Rescue India. Instructor – Bhupendra Singh Rana. Details
  • 25-29 April: Raft and Safety Craft Certification Workshop , Wildalpen – Assessments for class 3 and class 4/5 Assessor: Gaspar Goncz
  • 25 – 30 April. Guide II and Guide III course and assessment, South of France and North of Spain. Instructors: Adrie Dekker, Lennart Bervoets and Matthijs Groeneveld. Details
  • 25 – 30 April: Guide training programme & Rescue 3 whitewater rescue technician combined course. Host. Llangollen Outdoors, Llangollen, North Wales, UK. Instructors. Mark Hirst & Josh O Brien.
  • 1 – 8 May: Guide course, Class 3. Inn River, Austria. Contact Instructor Bijan Arbab for more details. TL assessments, SRT-courses possible on request.
  • 2 – 7 May: Trainee Guide course.Hvitá River, Iceland. Instructor: Gabriel Cote-Valiquette
  • 10 – 13 May: 4 days IRF guide training and class 3 guide assessment, Engadin Valley, Switzerland. Class 4/5, TL, Instructor assessments available on request. Details. Details Contact Ru at info@adventure-logic.com or complete inquiry form on adventure-logic.com.
  • 22 – 27 May: Guide and Safety Kayak Workshop + combined Rescue 3 International Whitewater Rescue Technician Course. Isere & surrounding rivers. Instructor: Mark Hirst. Host: Essonia rafting
  • 22 – 27 May: IRF guide and Rescue 3 course. Grandtully, Scotland. Details
  • 24-30 May. Cl.3 Guide Training and certification, Dalaman River, Turkey. Instructor: Vedat Vural
  • 26 – 29 May: Guide course Class 4/5. Rivers: inn (Austria & Switzerland), Sanna, ötztaler ache, + some surprises. Contact Instructor Bijan Arbab for more details. TL assessments, SRT-courses possible on request.
  • 8 – 12 June: IRF Guide and Trip Leader workshop, class 3. Kiev, Ukraine. Instructor and details: Mark Hirst. Host: Kiev Kayaks.
  • 27 June – 1 July 2016: Raft guide training course and assessment. Esera river in the Pyrenees-Spain. Grade 3. Instructor: Eneko Yarza
  • 5-6 Sept: Guide certification. Jatunyacu & Quijos Rivers, Ecuador. Instructor 4/5 IRF: Tarquino Yanguez
  • 5-9 Sept: Raft guide, Safety Kayak and Trip Leader training course and assessment. Noguera Pallaresa river in the Pyrenees, Sort-Catalunya. Grade 3. Contact Instructor Eneko Yarza for more details. Host: Rafting Catalunya.
  • 18 – 23 Sept: Raft Training, Assessment & Instructor/Assessor Workshop. River Findhorn, Scotland. Assessor: Jim Davis. Full
  • 18 Sept – 1 Oct: IRF Raft Guide Assessment, Class 4/5. Zambezi River – 12 river days includes Moemba falls. Instructors: Sebastian Larcher, Andrew Kellet and Ruaridh Stevenson. Details
  • 3-7 Oct: Raft guide, Safety Kayak and Trip Leader training course and assessment. Alto Ebro river in Arroyo-Cantabria-Spain. Grade 2-3. Contact Instructor Eneko Yarza for more details. Host: Cantabria Activa.
  • 17 – 18 Oct: Guide Training Program.
  • 20 – 21 Oct: IRF Grade 4 Guide and Trip Leader Assessment on the Zambezi River. Instructors: Lukas Strobl and Sebastian Larcher.
  • 20-26 October – Raft Guide Full Training Program – Cd. Valles, México – more info: www.huaxteca.com
  • 22 – 24 Oct: Guide, trip leader and instructor certification from class 2 to 4 available. Languages spoken: Portuguese, English, Spanish and Italian. Location: Cubatao River, Santo Amaro da Imperatriz-Santa Catarina-Brazil (Ativa rafting company base). Instructors: André Luis Rufino da Silva (Bill Pura Vida), Massimo Desiati.
  • 27 – 29 Oct: IRF grade 3 & 4 River Guide, TL, Safety Craft assessment. Location: River Pindar/Alaknanda, Karanprayag, UKD, India. Host: Rescue India. Instructor: Bhupendra Singh Rana. Details
  • 3 – 5 Nov: IRF Grade 3 River Guide Certificate (and basic CPR). Location: Paraibuna river, Três Rios city, Brasil (Aventur Rafting). Instructor: Bill Pura Vida. English and Portuguese. Full
  • 10 – 12 Dec: Guide and Trip Leader Class 4 assessment. Río Trancura, Pucón-Chile. Instructors: Joe Willis Jones, Bill Pura Vida and Paulo Cartez.
  • 14 – 15 Dec: Guide – Trip leader class II, III and IV Workshop. Location: Rio Mendoza – Potrerillos, Mendoza. Contact: Mario Mateo
  • 19 – 21 Dec: Guide and Trip Leader Class 3 assessment. Río Trancura, Pucón-Chile. Instructors: Bill Pura Vida and Paulo Cartez.
  • 20-24Dec: Raft Guide/ Trip Leader and Safety Craft Workshop/ Assessment, Class 4. Instructor: Nim B Magar on the Marshyangdi River, Nepal
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2015

  • 19- 23 Jan: Guide Course and Assessment. Fonce + Suarez Rivers , San Gil – Santander – Colombia. Contact Instructor Eneko Yarza.
  • 24,25 Jan: Guide and Trip Leader workshop Class 3, Paiva River, Portugal. Contact Instructor Alejandro Cuellar
  • 2 Mar: Guide Workshop at Juramento River (class III), Argentina. Host is Salta Rafting. Contact Instructor: Grillo Bartha
  • 26 Mar – 7 Apr: Raft Guide Course – Trancura River, Pucon, Chile. Instructor: Ermin Volke
  • 31 Mar – 2 Apr: Guide training and certification. Struma River, Kresna, Simitli, Bulgaria.
  • 13 – 17 Apr: Raft guide training course and assessment. Gállego River in Murillo de Gállego-Pyrenees-Spain. Grade 3. Contact Instructor Eneko Yarza
  • 14 – 15 Apr: Guide and Trip Leader Assessments. Rio Quijos, Napo Province, Ecuador. Instructor: Tarquino Ýanqüez
  • 15 – 22 Apr: IRF raftguide,trip leader & safety kayak workshop. Ahansal River, Morocco. Assessments for class 3 upwards. Host: Berber Rafting Adventures. Instructor Mark Hirst
  • 16 – 19 Apr: IRF Guide & Trip Leader Training and certification. Vrbase River, Banja Luka, BiH.
  • 20 – 24 Apr: IRF GT&E course. Hvita, Iceland. Private course.
  • 24 – 25 Apr: IRF Stadium Guide Workshop. Augsburg, Germany.
  • Instructors: Arnd Schaeftlein and Peter Micheler.
  • 18 – 19, 24 – 26, 30 Apr – 2 May: Weekend, Level 3, Raft Guide Course. Salza River, Styria, Austria. In German. Contact Instructor: Wolfgang, for details.
  • 25 Apr – 2 May: Raft Guide Course Level 3, Salza River, Styria, Sustria. In German. Contact Instructor: Wolfgang, for details.
  • 1 – 3 May: 4/5 Guide & TL certification and Safety Kayaker workshops at Viking Rafting, Iceland. Instructors and contact: Chris Doyle-Kelly and Anup Gurung
  • 1 – 2 May: 16h00. First Aid Course, Salza River, Styria, Austria. In German. Contact Instructor: Wolfgang, for details.
  • 1 – 4 and 9 – 12 May: Class 3 Guide course, Inn River, Austria. Contact/Instructor: Bijan Arbab. (2 day outdoor-first-aid course (16 hrs) on the days in between)
  • 3 – 4 May: Raft Guide Assessment, Level 3, Salza River, Styria, Austria. In German. Contact Instructor: Wolfgang, for details.
  • 3 – 8 May: 6 day IRF/SRA guide course on River Tay, Scotland. Details
  • 3 – 10 May: Trip Leader / Class 3 Guide training and certification programme. Melen River, Turkey. Instructor: Vedat Vural
  • 4 – 5 May: Guide and Trip Leader workshop, Level 4/5. Enns River, Styria, Austria. In German. Contact Instructor: Lukas Strobl, for details.
  • 4 – 5 May: Trip Leader Workshop. North Wales. Full. Instructor: Mark Hirst
  • 5 – 10 May: Guide, TL, and IRF Instructor Certification Workshops at Sierra Rescue, Truckee, California, USA and Cascade Raft & Kayak, Payette River, Idaho, USA. Instructor: Joe Willis Jones
  • 6 – 8 May: Trip Leader and Instructor Assessment, Level 4/5. Enns River, Styria, Austria. In German. Contact Instructor: Lukas Strobl, for details.
  • 8-10. May: IRF Instructor Certification Workshop. Steiermark, Austria. Contact/ Instructor: Gaspar Goncz
  • 9 – 19 May: Class 3 Guide Training Course. Tyrolean Rafting Association.
  • 11 – 15 May: Raft guide training course and assessment. Ara River in Torla-Pyrenees-Spain. Grade 4. Contact Instructor Eneko Yarza.
  • 16 – 26 May: Class 3 Guide Training Course. Tyrolean Rafting Association.
  • 17 – 28 May: Guide, TL, and IRF Instructor Certification Workshops on the Green and Arkansas Rivers, USA. Dvorak Expeditions, Nathrop, Colorado, USA. Instructor: Joe Willis Jones.
  • 9 – 10 June: Class 3 Guide Workshop, Rovaniemi, Finland. Host: Routa Rafting. Instructor: Mark Hirst. Contact email
  • 12 – 15 June: Class 4/5 Guide Course, on Sanna, Ötztaler Ache, Inn (AT), Inn (CH) Rivers. Contact/Instructor: Bijan Arbab
  • 14 – 21 June: Trip Leader Class 3, Guide training and certification programme. Dalaman River, Turkey. Instructor: Vedat Vural
  • 17 – 19 June: Class 3 Trip Leader Workshop. Kuusamo, Finland. Host Finnish Rafting Association. Instructor Mark Hirst.
  • 24 – 26 June: Class 4/5 Guide and Instructor Certification Workshop. Yoshino River, Japan Host: Happy Raft. Instructors Joe Willis Jones and Yasou Homma.
  • 28 – 30 June: Guide, Trip Leader Workshop. Durance, Ubaye, France. Instructor: Pieter Bekkers, Dirk Ladiges. Details in Dutch. Details in English
  • 30 June – 1 July: Guide and Trip Leader Assessments. Jacques-Cartier River, Tewkesbury section, Quebec City, Canada. Instructor and contact: Westley Grenon
  • 30 June: Guides Cl 3 Assessment. Ciudad Valles, San Luis Potosí. Instructors: Ena Buenfil & Enrique Aguado
  • 20 July: Training. 26 – 27 July: Assessment for Guide certification. Rio Upano, Ecuador. Instructor: Tarquino Yángüez.
  • 25 – 28 Aug: Guide and Trip Leader Class 3 and 4/5 3 day Course, 1 day assessment. Isarco River, Sud Tirol. Instructor and details: Fabian Bonanno
  • 31 Aug- 4 Sept: Raft Guide training course and assessment. Ésera River in Campo-Pyrenees-Spain. Grade 3. Contact Instructor Eneko Yarza
  • 3 – 7 Sept: Safety Kayaker, Guide and TL Workshop. Indus & Zanskar rivers Ladakh India. Hosts: Wet n Wild Explorations. Instructor: Mark Hirst. Details
  • 7th – 11th Sept: GTE Workshop. Alto Ebro River in Arroyo village, Cantabria, Spain. Contact Eneko Yarza.
  • 12 – 17 Sept: GTE Guide course. Hosts: River Pirates. Contact Instructor Mark Walker Adamson
  • 19 – 24 Sept: Guide and Instructor courses; Guide and Trip Leader Assessments. Ace Adventures, Scotland. Full
  • 21 – 25 Sept: GTE Workshop on Mijares River in Montanejos village, Valencia, Spain. Contact Eneko Yarza.
  • 22 – 29 Sept: Guide Assessment, Cetina River, Croatia.
  • 2 – 4 and 9 – 11 Oct: Raft Guide Course and Assessment. Omiš, River Cetina, Croatia.
  • 11, 17 and 18 Oct: IRF Class 2 Rafting Course and Assessment on Kinugawa River, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan. Hosts: NAOC. Contact Instructor Hugo Lambertucci
  • Various Class 3 and Class 4/5 Workshops and Assessments on Maipo River, Region Metropolitana, Chile. Host: Cascada de las Animas. Contact Instructor Joe Willis Jones for specific dates.
  • 9 – 11 Dec: IRF Worshop, Guide, Trip Leader, Safety Crafter. Class II and III. Rio Mendoza, Argentina. Hosts: Potrerillos Explorer. Instructor and contact for more information is Mario Mateo
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2014

  • 23 – 25 Feb: Raft Guide and Safety Kayaker Workshop. Bhote Koshi, Nepal
  • 3 – 5 Mar: Raft Guide and Safety Kayaker Workshop. Marshyandi, Nepal
  • 1 – 14 April: Raft Guide Training Course. Struma River, Kresna – Simitli, Bulgaria.
  • 10 – 13 April: Guide & Trip Leader Workshop, Vrbas River, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • 21 – 25 April: Guide Course and Assessment. Gállego River (class III), Murillo de Gállego-Huesca, Spain. Contact Instructor Eneko Yarza.
  • 2 – 8 May: Scotland. Participants receive White Water Rescue Technician certification (new swift water rescue technician), and both IRF and SRA certification. Contact
  • 5 – 9 May: Guide Course and Assessment. Ara River (class IV), Murillo de Gállego-Huesca, Spain. Contact Instructor Eneko Yarza.
  • 6 – 8 May: Guide certification, Rio Quijos, Napo province; Ecuador. Instructor: Tarquino Yángüez
  • 7 – 9 May: Guide/TL Workshop at Viking Rafting in Iceland. Instructors: Chris Doyle-Kelly and Anup Gurung.
  • 17 – 18 May: Guide and Trip Leader workshop Class 3; Tâmega river, Portugal; Contact
  • 19 – 23 May: Guide training program, Harriniva, Muonio, Finland. Instructor Mark Hirst. Contact
  • 26 – 28 May: Class 3 Guide & trip leader workshop, Harriniva, Muonio, Finland. Instructor Mark Hirst. Contact
  • 2 – 5 June: Class 3 Guide & Trip Leader Workshop, Juuma, Oulun Lääni, Finland. Instructor: Mark Hirst. Contact/ Raft Team Kuusamo
  • 8 – 12 June: Guide training program, Harriniva, Muonio, Finland. Instructor: Mark Hirst. Contact
  • 12 – 20 June: Guide training program. Turkey. Instructor Vedat Vural.
  • 28 – 30 June: Guide & Trip Leader Workshop, Durance, France.
  • 1 – 2 July: Guide and Trip Leader workshop Class 3; Sjoa River, Norway; Contact
  • 13 – 20 July: Guide Course Class 3; Dalaman River, Turkey; Contact
  • 14-18th July: Guide Training Program & Class 3 workshop. Muonio, Finland. Contact
  • 11 – 13 August: Instructor Certification Workshop to be held in Tirol, Austria. Organized by Tyrolean Rafting Association and run by IRF Head of Guide Training & Education – Gaspar Goncz. Contact Gaspar
  • 2-4. Sept: Certification Workshop Canada – Quebec, Jacque-Cartier river. Instructor: Gaspar Goncz
  • 3 – 7 Sept: Guide Course and Assessment. Eisack + Ahr Rivers , Issinger Weiher – Bruneck, Sud Tirol – Alps. Contact Instructor Eneko Yarza.
  • 8 – 10 Sept: Safety craft course (kayak), Zanskar River, Ladakh, India. Instructor: Mark Hirst. Host: Wet n Wild Explorations. Contact
  • 11 – 13 Sept: Guide & trip leader workshop. Zanskar River, Ladakh, India. Instructor: Mark Hirst. Host: Wet n Wild Explorations. Contact
  • 14-16. Sept: IRF Instructor Certification Workshop, Tirol, Austria.
  • 22 – 26 Sept: Guide Course and Assessment. Gállego River (class III), Murillo de Gállego-Huesca, Spain. Contact Instructor Eneko Yarza.
  • 23 – 28 Sept: Guide Course and Assessment. Croatia, Omiš, Cetina River (class II-III). Full details
  • 3-12 of Oct: Guide Training Program, Iran. Contact Kianoosh
  • 12 – 17 of Oct: Guide course and Guide/Trip Leader Assessment. Findhorn River, Scotland.
  • 19 – 20 Oct: Guide certification. Rio Pastaza, Napo Pastaza; Ecuador. Instructor: Tarquino Yángüez.
  • 24 – 28 Oct: Guide course and certification, Tara River, Bosnia. Instructor: Alex Pastir.
  • 25 – 27 Nov: Rio Quijos, Napo Province, Ecuador. Instructor: Tarquino Yángüez. Details
  • 26 – 30 Nov: Safety kayak and raft guiding certification. Villa Pehuenia, Neuquen, Argentina. Instructors: Fabian Roman, Patricio Valsecchi. Contact
  • 8 – 29 Nov: Rio Mendoza, Potrerillos, Mendoza, Argentina. Contact: Mario
  • 9,30 Nov: IRF Guide and Trip Leader Workshop Class III; Rio Paiva, Espiunca, Portugal Contact: Alejandro C. Giordano
  • 1 – 2 Dec: Safety craft training program – kayak. Marshyangdhi River, Nepal. Contact Instructor Mark Hirst
  • 3 – 5 Dec: Guide & Trip leader workshop class 4-5, Nepal. Contact Instructor Mark Hirst
  • 15 – 17 Dec: IRF Guide assessment. Instructor: Sukra lama
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2013

  • 3-12 of Oct: Guide Training Program, Iran. Contact Kianoosh
  • 12 – 17 of Oct: Guide course and Guide/Trip Leader Assessment. Findhorn River, Scotland.
  • 19 – 20 Oct: Guide certification. Rio Pastaza, Napo Pastaza; Ecuador. Instructor: Tarquino Yángüez.
  • 24 – 28 Oct: Guide course and certification, Tara River, Bosnia. Instructor: Alex Pastir.
  • 30 March – 6 April: Training and certification Course (Class 3 river), Melen River, Turkey. In Turkish only. Contact Vedat.
  • 26 Jan – 3 Feb: Class 3 Guide Course and Assessment. Melen River, Turkey. Contact Vedat Vural
  • 23 Jan – 1 Feb: Guide Course and Assessment. Scotland. Contact Scottish Rafting Association
  • 28 – 31 Jan: Guide Course and Assessment. Ganga River, Rishikesh, India. Contact Instructor Eneko Yarza
  • 1 – 2 April: IRF Assessment, Banos, Ecuador.
  • 2 – 6 April: IRF Guide Training Course, Struma River, Kresna Gorge, Bulgaria.
  • 10 – 12 April: IRF Certification Workshop, Tui, Pontevedra, Spain/Portugal
  • 23 – 28 April: Guide course and IRF assessment, Cetina, Croatia.
  • 5 – 11 May: Training and certification Course (Class 3 river), Melen River, Turkey. In English and Turkish. Contact Vedat.
  • 14 – 16: Guide – Trip Leader Workshop; San Luis Potosí, México;
  • 20 – 23 May: Guide, Trip Leader, Instructor Course. Durance – Ubaye, France.
  • 22 – 24. May. IRF Certification Workshop Canada – Ottawa/Petawawa River. Contact Jim Coffey
  • 27 – 29. May. IRF Certification Workshop Canada – RougeRiver. Contact Jim Coffey
  • 29 May – 2 June. IRF Guide Training & Certification – Vrbas, BiH.
  • 1 – 5 June. Guide Class 4/5 Course and Assessment. Çoruh River in Turkey. Contact Vedat
  • 21 – 16 July: Instructor Certification Workshop, Iceland. Contact Gaspar
  • 31 Jul – 2 Aug: Guide Training Course and Certifiction, Cape Town, South Africa. Contact Gravity
  • 2 – 3 Sept: IRF Guide and Trip Leader Workshop, Grade 3, Sjoa, Norway.
  • 2 – 6 Sep: Guide Course & Assessment. Gállego River, Murillo de Gállego-Huesca, Spain. Contact Instructor Eneko Yarza.
  • 25,26,28,29 Sept: Guide course. Croatia. Instructor: Toni Poljak
  • 5,6,12,13 Oct: Guide course. Croatia. Instructor: Toni Poljak
  • 18 – 21 Oct: Raft Guide Grade 3 Assessment. Rioni River, Georgia. All invited. Contact Vedat Vural
  • 1 – 3 Nov: Rafting and safety crafter GTP. Rio Atuel, Mendoza, Argentina.
  • 18 – 20 Nov: 3 day IRF Instructor Workshop. In Scotland. Contact Steve or see here for full
  • 22 – 23 Nov: Certification Workshop. San Rafael, Río Atuel y Diamante o Grande, Argentina.
  • 3 – 5 Dec: Guide assessment for Class 4/5 rivers on the Bhote Koshi River in Nepal. Contact Sukra Lama for full
  • 16 – 18 Dec: Class raft guide and safety kayaker workshop. Juramento River, Salta, Argentina. Contact Grillo Barthaburu for more
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2012

  • 9 – 15 Jan: Raft Guide course and Assessment, Brotas, Brasil
  • 13 Feb onwards: Guide course for Foaming Fury, Cairns
  • 27 – 28 Feb: Guide and Trip Leader certification. Mendoza. Argentina
  • 27 Feb – 1 Mar: Guide course and assessment. Contact Eneko Yarza
  • 18 – 23 March: GT&E Course – Scotland. Contact Murray Trails
  • 25 -30 March: GT&E Course – Scotland. Contact Murray Trails
  • 26 – 20 March: GT&E Course – Bulgaria.
  • 27 Mar – 8 April: Guide Training Program in Iran, Armand River. Contact Gaspar
  • 1 – 15 April: IRF Class 3 Raft Guide Course, Chile
  • 11 – 15 April: GTE Course, BiH
  • 21 – 23 April: GT&E Course, Nepal
  • 28 – 29 April: International Whitewater Rescue Race
  • 30 April – 3 May: IRF Certification Workshop Austria, Salza River. Contact Gaspar
  • 2 – 3 May: IRF Raft Guide and Safety Craft Workshop, Salta, Argentina
  • 2 – 3 May: Guide certification, Brasil
  • 10 – 16 May: Guide & Trip Leader Course and Assessment, Turkey, Contact Vedat VURAL
  • 19 – 21(22) May: IRF GT&E Workshop English or Dutch, France
  • 20 – 25 May: Raft Guide and Trip Leader course, Greece
  • 29 – 31 May: IRF GT&E Workshop, Switzerland
  • 4 – 9 June: Raft Guide and Trip Leader course, Greece
  • 4 – 15 June: Guide Training & Certification course, Turkey
  • 22 – 24 June: first ever IRF River Board Workshop, France, Guil, Ubay Rivers. Contact Gaspar
  • 23 – 25(26) June: IRF GT&E Workshop Dutch, France
  • 7 – 8 July: IRF Guide Assessments class 2-3. Durance River, France. Contact Gaspar
  • 27 – 29 July: Workshop and Assessment Class IV, Citarik River in Indonesia. Graham Maifredi
  • 3 – 4 August: IRF Guide Certification Workshop Class 3. East River, Iceland. Contact Ermin
  • 3 – 7 Oct. Instructor Workshop, Rovaniemi, Finnland. Contact Gaspar Goncz
  • 20 – 26 Oct: Guide Course, Scotland. Contact Steve
  • 29 Oct – 2 Nov: Guide Course, Chile.
  • 22 – 23 Nov. IRF Certification Workshop (Guide and Safety Craft). San Rafael, Argentina.
  • 22 -24 Nov. IRF Guide Training and Assessment Workshop. Rio Jatunyacu (+ Quijos), Tena, Ecuador. Contact Tarquin Yanguez
  • 28 to 30 Nov. IRF Guide Workshop. Bhote Koshi River, Nepal. Contact Suk Bahadur Lama (Sukra)
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2011

  • 28 – 2 March. Free Spirits Outdoor Company, Scotland
  • 24 – 27 March, River Struma, Kresna Gorge, Bulgaria
  • 27 – 1 April, Grandtully, Scotland, contact Murray Trail
  • 23-24 April. International Guide Race, Austria
  • 25 – 29 April. IRF Guide course and certification, Croatia
  • 24-28. April. IRF Certification Workshop, Austria
  • 27 – 30. April. IRF Certification course, Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • 30 – 2 May. IRF Guide course and certification, Croatia
  • 2 – 5 May. Thonon, France (managed by the Swiss Rafting Federation)
  • 4 – 5 May. Ecuador
  • 23 – 29 May. IRF class 4 Guide Course, Greece – Aoos River [Cancelled]
  • 12 -17 June. Bovec, Slovenia
  • 21 – 24 June. Bovec, Slovenia
  • 11 – 13. IRF Raft Certification Workshop and Safety Craft Workshop, Peru
  • 14 – 17. IRF Raft Certification Workshop, Austria
  • 21 – 23. IRF Safety Craft Certification Workshop, Austria
  • Early Sept. Antalya, Koprucay River, Turkey
  • 5 – 8 Sept. Guide Training & Certification, Soca River, Slovenia
  • 25 – 30 Sept. Grandtully, Scotland, contact Jim Davis
  • 12 – 16 Oct. IRF Certification Workshop, Costa Rica (after the WRC)
  • 13 – 19 Oct. IRF Training & Certification, Croatia
  • 27 – 30 Oct. IRF Training & Certification, Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • 7 – 13 Nov. Guide training and assessment, Scotland
  • 14 – 16 Nov, Guide training and assessment, Ecuador
  • 14 – 17 Nov. Guide Workshop and Certification, Greece
  • 30 Nov – 5 Dec. IRF GTE Certification Workshop, Nepal
  • 19 – 20 Dec: IRF GTE Certification Workshop. Mendoze, Argentina
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