Liability Release

*Please bring signed forms for each member of your group


Acknowledgment and Assumption of Risk

and General Release

(Please Read This Release In Full Before Signing)

 

I am aware that my participation in outdoor adventure activities such as backpacking, rock climbing, kayaking and canoeing exposes me to many potential risks, including the potential for severe injury or death.  These hazards included, but are not limited to:

 

·            Outdoor adventure activities take place in a natural environment, where

unexpected, unforeseen, and unmarked objects and conditions create risk of injury or

death from falling, tripping, slipping, insect or animal contact, unstable surface conditions,

falling rocks and objects, potentially harmful vegetation, and fire.

 

·            Activities near or in the water such as backpacking, canoeing, kayaking, rafting, swimming, and wading involve the risk of falling, capsizing, or otherwise losing control in cold water or water containing current and/or other natural or manmade hazards that may result in injury illness or drowning.

 

·             Earth Water Rock: Outdoor Adventures Ltd. (hereafter: OUTDOOR ADVENTURES) staff and guides use their best judgment in determining how to react to circumstances such as weather, terrain, and water conditions.  OUTDOOR ADVENTURES staff and guides may misjudge such circumstances, and individual’s capabilities, and the like.

 

·            Weather conditions may change rapidly and unpredictably, and may cause injury

directly (e.g. rain or hail storms, sunburn, lightening strikes, wind, cold or hot

temperatures) or indirectly (e.g. impairing the performance of equipment).

 

·            Equipment used in outdoor adventure activities may break, fail, or malfunction

despite reasonable maintenance and use.  Some of the equipment used in outdoor

adventure activities may inflict injury even when used as intended.  Persons may lose

control of their equipment and cause injury to themselves and/or others.

 

·            Remoteness may enhance the hazards presented by engaging in outdoor

adventure activities due to the difficulty in communicating with emergency facilities and/or

personnel and the lack of easy access to medical facilities.

 

These are some of, but not all, the risks inherent in outdoor adventure activities.  A complete listing of inherent and other risks is not possible.  There are also risks that cannot be anticipated.  I agree to assume these risks and accept full responsibility for the risks identified herein and those inherent risks not specifically identified.  My participation is purely voluntary and I elect to participate in spite of and with full knowledge of the risks. I, by initialing the line at the end of this sentence, expressly acknowledge that I have read and understood this paragraph. ______ (Initial here)

 

I understand that I may be required to use or wear certain safety equipment appropriate to my chosen activity, which shall be provided and explained to me.  (For example, an approved climbing helmet, or a coast guard approved lifejacket.)  It is my responsibility to use the equipment as instructed, and to ask for clarification if I am unsure of the specifics of this responsibility.

 

I agree and understand that all use of Outdoor Adventures facilities, equipment, and services, and any transportation provided by Outdoor Adventures, shall be undertaken by me at my sole risk and Outdoor Adventures its owners, members, managers, employees, staff, guides, contractors, volunteers, agents, and all other persons or entities associated with that business (hereinafter collectively referred to as “OUTDOOR ADVENTURES”) shall not be liable for any damages, harm, or injuries, of any kind, nature or description to me or be subject to any action, claim, demand or suit whatsoever for injury or damages, including, without limitation those resulting from acts of active or passive negligence on the part of OUTDOOR ADVENTURES.  I, for myself and on behalf my executors, administrators, heirs, assigns and successors release OUTDOOR ADVENTURES from all such actions, claims, demands, or suits. I, by initialing the line at the end of this sentence, expressly acknowledge that I have read and understood this paragraph. ____(Initial here)

 

I acknowledge that I have entered into a contract the terms of which release OUTDOOR ADVENTURES from any liability for personal injury or property damage resulting from my participation in outdoor adventure activities with OUTDOOR ADVENTURES, whether or not any injury and/or damage results from OUTDOOR ADVENTURES’s negligence. I, by initialing the line at the end of this sentence, expressly acknowledge that I have read and understood this paragraph. ____ (Initial here)

 

I authorize and release to OUTDOOR ADVENTURES the use of my image in any photograph or video recording for any purpose of OUTDOOR ADVENTURES. ____ (Initial here)

 

I hereby give permission for transportation to any medical facility or hospital and I authorize for any qualified guide or medical personnel to render necessary emergency medical care for my family or myself.

 

In consideration of, and as part payment for, the right to participate with and utilize the services of Outdoor Adventures, I have and hereby do assume all of the above-mentioned risks and will hold harmless OUTDOOR ADVENTURES from all claims demands, and liabilities whatsoever, both in law and equity, which may arise out of or in connection with such activity. 

 

I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD THIS DOCUMENT, AND VOLUNTARILY AND KNOWINGLY SIGN IT.

 

 

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Participant Signature                                  Printed Name                                       Date

 

 

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Parent’s Signature (if under 18)            Printed Name                                       Date