Founders & History

Founders and Course Directors, Gerry Moffatt and Anthony Eddies-Davies comprise the backbone of Live the Adventure’s, the International River Guide Training (IRGT) programme. Each brings over 30 years of experience working in adventure travel around the globe, with a special emphasis in the Himalayas. From summiting the world’s highest and most famous mountains to the first descent of numerous rivers, Gerry and Anthony are sought after on-camera presenters, behind the scenes producers, and cameramen working on high profile film and television productions for National Geographic, Discovery and the BBC. They work with private clients, governments, corporations, and organisations to train in-country professionals, develop and guide international expeditions and are recognised as world class technical consultants, coaches and instructors in their respective fields. Gerry launched the first river training course in Nepal in 1994 and is widely recognised as one of the legendary pioneers of Adventure Travel training throughout the Himalayas. Over the past three decades, Gerry and Anthony have successfully developed a wide network of industry based professionals and take great pride in continuing to create exciting employment opportunities in a competitive global market place.

Gerry and Anthony are committed to helping develop the next generation of world class adventure travel experts and IRGT was created to achieve this goal.

Gerry Moffatt
World-renowned Expedition Leader and Filmmaker, National Geographic refers to Gerry Moffatt as, “the most experienced River Guide in the Himalayas.” His 30 year kayaking, mountaineering (Everest 2007, 2009) and outdoor skills-based teaching career spans throughout Asia, Africa and South America.

Anthony Eddies-Davies
Anthony’s industry leading outdoor company ‘Live The Adventure’ and the ‘Outdoor Instructor Academy’ provides professional training programmes and expeditions around the globe focused on adventure sports and skills based travel. For over 25 years, his world-class facility and staff continue to be a preferred outdoor education provider for Rescue 3 International and the British Canoe Union.

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