Russell Gilbertson-Lead Guide - Montana River Guides

Russell Gilbertson-Lead Guide

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Russ aka “the Golden Eagle” regularly swoops in to save the day at MRG. He’s been running rivers since he was a kid growing up in Oregon. So Russ has a comprehensive understanding of river running and tons of experience.  He swooped in again in 2020 to help out MRG when we were short handed.  He’s always up early, helps out packing full days and is a torch bearer for some of the more important traditions at MRG, like porch sitting and running great trips. Comes from a whitewater family, but don’t listen to us,..

We had a great time rafting the Alberton gorge with the Montana River Guides. Our guide Russ was excellent, fun, educational and entertaining. I highly recommend using Montana River Guides!
Our guide was extremely safety conscious and professional. Russ was great conversing with the kids on the trip and encouraged them to take turns riding in front of the raft through rapids. We stopped below Fang rapid so that everyone could take turns jumping from a cliff into…
Russ, our guide, was delightful, knowledgeable about what we saw. He and my husband shared many interests. Russ was very cognizant of my apprehension of water, did a masterful job getting through the “minor” ripples to make me feel comfortable. Good luck Russ in pursuing your pilots license.
Russell Gilbertson, a guide at Montana River Guides
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