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29 Nov 2022
Sustainability in Rafting webinars – RECAP
29 Nov 2022 07:50 PM
Sustainability in Rafting webinars – RECAP

If we want to live in a healthier and cleaner world, we have to unite and work hard together.
Our great rafting friend helped us with that! He organized 2 webinars for us that absolutely everyone could attend..

In these 2 webinars, the IRF together with Jean-Claude Razel suggests we pause for a moment to think about how we will be living on earth in the near future. As mired in consumerism and distractions as we are, while we navigate humanity’s existential crises, we need to move towards transition.

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Welcome to the family
16 Nov 2022 08:26 PM
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 rafting kit. I live in Finland & spend a large part of each summer rafting in Iceland. So you would think I am used to the cold!

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Do you want to become an International Rafting Guide? Here’s your chance!
13 Nov 2022 09:57 PM
Do you want to become an International Rafting Guide? Here’s your chance!

Do you want to become an international rafting guide?

We invite you to the qualification course that opens career prospects in adventure tourism.

You can work either with the rafting operators in the country, or almost anywhere, on five continents!

The course will be in English and is supported by the main instructor of the Austrian rafting federation together with a Romanian instructor.

The course has 2 chapters:

– IRF (International Rafting Federation) guide workshop

Instruction for new or skilled raft guides who wish to bring or update their technical level to IRF standards


– Examination for qualifications/awards up to Raft Guide/Trip Leader level II/III,

Dates: April 3-7th, 2023

Location: Arca Rafting Camp.

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