About Us
We develop and present specialized training and customized educational opportunities to agencies, companies, and teams throughout the world.  

Wilderness Rescue caters to diverse audiences through innovation, expert instruction, and superior training:
Search and Rescue teams
Fire Departments
Commercial River Professionals
College Outdoor Programs
Military and Law Enforcement
Kayak Schools
Research Centers
USGS Field Scientists
US Air Force
Parks and Recreation Departments
National Park and Forest Service Personnel
Fish and Game employees
BLM Rangers
Private Boaters
Film & TV crews
Specialty Groups
or anyone that finds themselves working or playing in the wilderness. 

Nate Ostis
  • Founder of Wilderness Rescue International.
  • Began running rivers in 1988 and has explored rivers in 9 different countries.
  • International commercial river guide and raft, kayak, canoe instructor since 1994.
  • 1st descent 160-mile Class V Yalong River, China. See his film here.
  • BS Education: K-12 Teacher's Certificate
  • American Canoe Association: Instructor Trainer and Level 5: Advanced Swiftwater Rescue Instructor 
  • National Outdoor Leadership School: Field Instructor & NOLS Pro Instructor
  • Wilderness Medicine Institute Instructor
  • American Red Cross CPR, First Aid, and Wilderness First Aid Instructor
  • Rescue 3 International Swiftwater Rescue Instructor
  • University of Utah: Remote Rescue Instructor
  • Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician 
  • Firefighter EMT
  • NSDS Open Water Diver
  • Ice Rescue Technician
  • High Angle Rope Rescue Technician
  • DIII Head Men's Lacrosse Coach