Carl Motes-Conners

Carl is an avid outdoorsman, he has been our primary Swift-water Rescue and River Crossing instructor for almost four years and tailors all of his training to meet the needs of our clients. Carl owns and operates Montana Rescue,

Carl’s river experience is second-to-none. He is a Rescue 3 International – Independent Instructor, American Canoe Association – Raft Guide Instructor, Advanced Swift-water Rescue Technician, Wilderness First Responder, PSIA Nordic Instructor, and Technical Rope Rescue Technician. Carl earned a B.S. in Recreation Management and Nature-Based Tourism from the University of Montana during which time he spent summers guiding on the Middle Fork of the Flathead and recently earned a BSN from Montana State University. Carl has served as Recreation Manager for the “Paws up” 5-star Resort where he developed a broad-scale recreation department and designed a wide range of outdoor programs for resort guides. He also implemented a guide-training curriculum for each guest activity, from rafting to mountain biking to snowmobiling.

If he is not out exploring the planet, floating a river, Carl can be found with his wife Kelsey and their dogs outside in Missoula.


Rescue 3 International Instructor: Water
Technical Rope Rescue Technician
Swift-water Rescue Technician: Advanced
Wilderness First Responder
PSIA Nordic Instructor: Level I

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