Kootenay Swiftwater Specialists is owned and operated by Chris Armstrong of Nelson, British Columbia.

Chris has been an avid outdoorsman all of his life. Working in the adventure tourism industry he has worked as a commercial rafting trip leader, hiking guide and industrial rescuer. 

Chris is a Master Instructor of Swiftwater, Ice and Technical Rope Rescue for Rescue Canada Resource Group. He is trained in Ground Search and Rescue, medical response, mountain rescue, and is a team leader in the disciplines of swiftwater rescue, rope rescue and organized avalanche response.

Chris gives back to his community with his expertise by volunteering with Nelson Search and Rescue, BC Search and Rescue Association and is the regional director of the west kootenays, public information officer and chairs the marketing and communication committee for the association.

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Chris Armstrong