RAFT GUIDE TRAINING SINCE 1995
SWIFTWATER RESCUE AND GUIDE TRAINING IN MONTANA
RAFT GUIDE SCHOOL: this five day course is designed for people wanting to lead river trips or become professional raft guides. We focus on safety, reading water, and guiding paddle rafts through Class II, III and IV whitewater. Topics include trip preparation, safety talks, equipment, rigging, boat handling, communications, paddle commands, and rescue techniques. Our five day Raft Guide School combines river instruction with a certified Whitewater Rescue Technician class the first three days. On days four and five you'll guide whitewater raft trips on the Blackfoot River and Alberton Gorge. The course is hosted at the Alberton Gorge Ranch and includes a Whitewater Rescue Technician certification and certificate of completion. Tuition: $585
April Raft Guide School --April 1-2, 7-9
May Raft Guide School--May 12-16
June Raft Guide School--June 10-14
WHITEWATER RAFTING WORKSHOP: A full weekend of whitewater instruction and river skills practice for novice river guides and recreational boaters. One evening of lecture and discussion followed by two full days on the Blackfoot River and Alberton Gorge. We’ll focus on reading water and guiding paddle crews through Class II and III whitewater. Topics include trip preparation, safety talks, rigging boats, communications, paddle commands, boat handling, and rescue scenarios.: $185
Class Dates: April 1-2 ****May 15-16*****June 13-14
Equipment: You will need a full wetsuit or drysuit; a pair of neoprene booties and gloves, a helmet (w/skullcap or hat); and a lifejacket. Personal equipment rentals are available from Montana River Guides for $25 the first day of class. Bring a lunch, water and extra dry, warm top & bottom layers such as fleece and polypropelene.
Registration: Register by calling to confirm space in the class. We require a 50% deposit to hold your spot. Just call and give us a credit card number or send the deposit and your contact information to:
Montana River Guides
2439 Gilbert Ave, Missoula, MT 59802
Agency billing can be arranged over the phone. If the course is cancelled or you cancel more than three weeks prior to the class a full refund will be made. Otherwise you may forfeit your deposit. Our rescue classes are certified through the Whitewater Rescue Institute. For specific directions, a class outline, and lodging info, call Mike at (406)-722-7238 or 406-214-0245 (cell).