Release of Liability, Waiver of Claims, Assumption of Risks and Indemnity Agreement
(hereinafter referred to as the "Release Agreement")
BY SIGNING THIS DOCUMENT YOU WILL WAIVE OR GIVE UP CERTAIN LEGAL RIGHTS, INCLUDING THE RIGHT TO SUE OR CLAIM COMPENSATION FOLLOWING AN ACCIDENT.
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY!
Signature of Participant
TO: WHISKEYJACK NATURE TOURS and its directors, officers, employees, instructors, guides, agents, representatives, independent contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, sponsors, successors & assigns (all of whom are hereinafter referred to as "the Releasees")
In this Release Agreement the term "Wilderness Activities" shall include all activities, events or services provided, arranged, organized, sponsored or authorized by the Releasees including, but not limited to: hiking; backpacking; wildlife viewing; back country travel; orientational and instructional courses, seminars and sessions; accommodation; transport to and from the trail head or marshalling areas; and all other activities, events and services in any way connected with or related to these activities.
ASSUMPTION OF RISKS
I am aware that participation in Wilderness Activities involves many risks, dangers and hazards including, but not limited to: travel on extreme terrain, particularly high, exposed ridge tops, steep pitches, or where the trail or route is less defined and therefore rough or unstable; travel in areas where fallen timber, shrubbery, branches, rocks, roots or other obstacles or hazards may impede or hinder travel; travel on or through boulder fields, avalanche and landslide paths, snow fields and glaciers; travel across or beside creeks, streams, rivers, ponds and lakes; encounters with domestic and wild animals, sudden and unexpected changes or variations in the hiking terrain; collisions with motor vehicles and natural or man-made objects; miscellaneous health problems related to over-exposure to the sun, insect bites, fatigue, stress, dehydration, exertion, high altitude, and lack of fitness. Participants may become lost or separated form their guide or party. Communication in the alpine or backcountry terrain is difficult and in the event of an accident, rescue and medical treatment may not be immediately available. Alpine and back country weather conditions may be extreme and can change rapidly and without warning. I am also aware that a further risk, danger and hazard of Wilderness Activities is negligence, inattention, or inexperience of other persons in the party and NEGLIGENCE ON THE PART OF THE RELEASEES, INCLUDING THE FAILURE ON THE PART OF THE RELEASEES AND THE PROVINCE OT SAFEGUARD OR PROTECT ME FROM THE RISKS, DANGERS AND HAZARDS OF WILDERNESS ACTIVITIES REFERRED TO ABOVE.
I AM AWARE OF THE RISKS, DANGERS AND HAZARDS ASSOCIATED WITH WILDERNESS ACTIVITIES AND I FREELY ACCEPT AND FULLY ASSUME ALL SUCH RISKS DANGERS AND HAZARDS AND THE POSSIBILITY OF PERSONAL INJURY, DEATH, PROPERTY DAMAGE OR LOSS RESULTING THEREFROM.
RELEASE OF LIABILITY,
WAIVER OR CLAIMS AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT
In entering into the Release Agreement I am not relying on any oral or written representations or statements made by the Releasees with respect to the safety of participating in the Wilderness Activities, other than what is set forth in the Release Agreement.
I CONFIRM THAT I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD THIS RELEASE AGREEMENT PRIOR TO SIGNING IT, AND I AM AWARE THAT BY SIGNING THIS RELEASE AGREEMENT I AM WAIVING CERTAIN LEGAL RIGHTS WHICH I OR MY HEIRS, NEXT OF KIN, EXECUTORS, ADMINISTRATORS, ASSIGNS AND REPRESENTATIVES MAY HAVE AGAINST THE RELEASEES.
Signed this ________ day of _______________, 200__.
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Box 319, Sechelt, British Columbia, V0N 3A0, Canada
Updated March 30, 2010