Robin Ruckhaus

Professional River Guide


Where did you grow up?

Anchorage, AK

Where do you call home now?

Fraser, CO

Year started at OARS?


What’s the best part of your job?

Getting on the river every day!

Tell us about your favorite rapid, hike or camp and what makes it special.

My favorite rapid is Throne Room on the Rio Futaleufú. It is a beautiful and challenging rapid that makes you feel like you are on top of the world when you are done running it!

What can you not live without on a trip?

My flip flops.

Fun fact, special talent or favorite guiding memory.

I like to sing around the campfire when people bring guitars on the river!

About me…

I ski patrol in the off season.