Guide / Safety

Gállegos river this May for GTE Instructor Update / Renewal

IRF Guide Training & Education Instructor Update / Renewal on the Gállegos river in Spain. Hosted by UR Pirineos, and delivered by IRF Vice President (Guide Training & Education) Gáspár Göncz, this workshop is for all current Instructors looking to refresh their skills or certificate. Details: 17 – 19 May 2024 (all dates inclusive) Río Gállego

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GTE workshop and assessment in France during March 2024

We are happy to announce an IRF GTE workshop and assessment scheduled to be held on the Dranses River in France from March 18 to 22, 2024.  This is a great opportunity for river guides in France and the surrounding regions to obtain an IRF Guide, Trip Leader, Safety Kayak, or Instructor Certification.  The workshop

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GTE instructor update 2024 to be held in April in Ecuador

The IRF’s GTE Instructor update 2024 will be held in April 2024 for all existing IRF instructors who can travel to Ecuador to attend the update. The goal of the update is for IRF instructors to share the current global best practices within the rafting industry. The update will also give instructors the opportunity to

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GTE workshop and assessment in Mexico

We are pleased to announce another GTE workshop and assessment in Mexico, this time in Jalcomulco, Veracruz.   The IRF GTE certification is recognised worldwide by leading rafting companies and operators as a first step in obtaining employment as a rafting guide or trip leader. If you are interested in attending this assessment, please contact the

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GTE Guide and Trip Leader Assessment scheduled in Mexico

For all persons interested in obtaining a GTE Guide or Trip Leader certification, there is an assessment scheduled from 13th till 15th of November in Tampaón River, Ciudad Valles, San Luis Potosí, México, for Rafting guides level 2 – 3 and trip leaders level 3.  The IRF GTE certification is recognised worldwide by leading rafting

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GTE Instructor Conference 2023 registration open

Conference 2023 registration is now open!Registration is open to all current and recently lapsed or expired Instructors, Provisional Instructors and Assessors. The status of all Instructors and Assessors can be found on our frequently updated certified guides and instructors page. This year’s conference will be based on the Tara river, near Foča, Bosnia & Herzegovina.

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GTE Conference 2023 – confirmed April, Bosnia & Herzegovina

The IRF’s GTE Conference 2023 will be held in April, near Foča, Republika Srpska, Bosnia & Herzegovina. This will be the first face-to-face GTE Instructor Conference since the start of the pandemic. We encourage all Instructors, Provisional Instructors and Assessors to attend. The GTE Conference 2023 will consist of three full days of theory, land

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Raft-guides needed in Norway at Uteguiden

Uteguiden is looking for whitewater enthusiasts to join their team for the 2023 summer season. If you don’t have the whole summer available, no worries, we have different options for you to consider. Valldal is Located at the beautiful west coast of Norway near the gorgeous fjord of Geiranger and Trollstigen valley. Send your CV to

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Welcome to the family

The amount of GTE workshops is making a significant come back post covid which is comforting news. I was shocked to receive a call asking to assist on a GTE workshop in Norway in early November. Instantly I said yes & then I found my self mentally visualizing where I had packed my cold weather

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