With a combined 30 years of guiding and river training experience, Michael Ahmuty and Travis Reid recently purchased a small rafting company previously known as Osprey Adventures Rafting & Fishing located in Bend, Oregon. While developing our trip itineraries and course curriculums we recalled the thousands of river miles we navigated and the students we instructed. These memories make each experience unique. As a wise river runner once remarked “YOU ARE ONLY AS GOOD AS YOUR LAST RIVER TRIP.” Our mission is to create adventures that help shape lasting memories for every guest and student.
Michael began his guiding career in the late 1990’s in Haines , Alaska. He has guided both rafting and climbing expeditions in North and South America including a summit of Aconcagua (22,837.3 ft), the highest mountain in the Western Hemisphere. Michael is an American Canoe Association Swift Water Rescue Instructor. Beyond guiding Michael has spent 5 years managing one of the oldest guiding companies in South East Alaska, Chilkat Guides Ltd., where he co-developed multi week raft training programs. Michael presently lives in Bend, Oregon, with his wife and two daughters.
Travis is a high-performing rescue training professional with 18+ years of guiding, guide training and agency experience. Due to Travis' in depth knowledge of water and remote rescue operations at all levels and experience managing a successful tourism and guiding corporation, Travis leads the staffing, training and development, budgeting and program management at Riverstone Adventures. Travis has trained extensively in the disciplines of Water Rescue and Technical Rope Rescue with very positive feedback from students.