I understand that during my participation in this Sierra Club Outing, I
may be exposed to a variety of hazards and risks, foreseen or unforeseen,
which are inherent in each Outing and cannot be eliminated without destroying
the unique character of the Outing. These inherent risks include, but are
not limited to, the dangers of serious personal injury, property damage,
and death ("Injuries and Damages") from exposure to the hazards of travel
and the Sierra Club has not tried to contradict or minimize my understanding
of these risks. I know that Injuries and Damages can occur by natural causes
or activities of other persons, animals, trip members, trip leaders and
assistants or third parties, either as a result of negligence or
because of other reasons. I understand that risks of such Injuries and
Damages are involved in adventure travel such as Sierra Club Outings and
I appreciate that I may have to exercise extra care for my own person and
for others around me in the face of such hazards. I further understand
that on this Outing there may not be rescue or medical facilities or expertise
necessary to deal with the Injuries and Damages to which I may be exposed.
||Acknowledgment of Outing Member Responsibility, Express
Assumption of Risk, and Release of Liability
In consideration for my acceptance as a participant on this Outing,
and the services and amenities to be provided by the Sierra Club in connection
with the Outing, I confirm my understanding that:
I have read any rules and conditions applicable to the Outing made available
to me; I will pay any costs and fees for the Outing; and I acknowledge
my participation is at the discretion of the leader.
The Outing begins and ends at the location where the Outing officially
commences with leader and participants in attendance, as designated by
the Sierra Club ("Trailhead"). The Outing does not include carpooling,
transportation, or transit to and from the Trailhead, and I am personally
responsible for all risks associated with this travel. This does not apply
to transportation provided by the Sierra Club after the commencement and
before the end of the Outing.
If I decide to leave early and not to complete the Outing as planned, I
assume all risks inherent in my decision to leave and waive all liability
against the Sierra Club arising from that decision. Likewise, if the leader
has concluded the Outing, and I decide to go forward without the leader,
I assume all risks inherent in my decision to go forward and waive all
liability against the Sierra Club arising from that decision.
This Agreement is intended to be as broad and inclusive as is permitted
by law. If any provision or any part of any provision of this Agreement
is held to be invalid or legally unenforceable for any reason, the remainder
of this Agreement shall not be affected thereby and shall remain valid
and fully enforceable.
To the fullest extent allowed by law, I agree to WAIVE, DISCHARGE CLAIMS,
AND RELEASE FROM LIABILITY, and to INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS
the Sierra Club, its officers, directors, employees, agents, and leaders
from any and all liability on account of, or in any way resulting
from Injuries and Damages, even if caused by negligence of the Sierra
Club its officers, directors, employees, agents, and leaders, in any way
connected with this Outing. I understand and intend that this assumption
of risk and release is binding upon my heirs, executors, administrators
and assigns, and includes any minors accompanying me on the Outing.
I have read this document in its entirety and I freely and voluntarily
assume all risks of such Injuries and Damages and notwithstanding such
risks, I agree to participate in the Outing.