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RELEASE OF LIABILITY, WAIVER OF CLAIMS, ASSUMPTION OF RISKS AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT

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RELEASE OF LIABILITY, WAIVER OF CLAIMS, ASSUMPTION OF RISKS AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT 

I UNDERSTAND THAT BY SIGNING THIS DOCUMENT, I WILL WAIVE OR GIVE UP CERTAIN LEGAL  

RIGHTS, INCLUDING THE RIGHT TO SUE OR TO CLAIM COMPENSATION FOLLOWING AN ACCIDENT

RELEASE OF LIABILITY 

In consideration of my being permitted to participate in the course, guided trip, program or activity, referred to as the “Activity”, 

offered or organized by Ascent Fraser Valley Guides and Mountain School (Ascent), I hereby for myself, my heirs, executors,  administrators and assigns, release and forever discharge Ascent Fraser Valley Guides and Mountain School, carrying on  business as Ascent Fraser Valley Guides and Mountain School, its directors, officers, employees, guides, instructors, leaders,  contractors, volunteers and managers, (all of which are referred to as the “Releasees“) from and against all claims, actions, costs,  expenses and demands by reason of any damage, loss, death or injury to my person or property, howsoever caused, arising out of  or in connection with my participation in the Activity, notwithstanding that the same may have been contributed to or occasioned  by the negligence of the Releasees.  

INDEMNITY AGREEMENT  

I agree to hold harmless and indemnify the Releasees from and against all claims, actions, costs, expenses and demands in  respect of any death, injury, loss or damage to my person or property, howsoever caused, arising out of or in connection with the  Activity notwithstanding that the same may have been contributed to or occasioned by the negligence of the Releasees.  

ASSUMPTION OF RISKS – WILDERNESS AND MOUNTAIN TRAVEL 

I acknowledge and accept that the Activity has inherent risks, hazards and dangers (all of which may cause injury, death,  discomfort, or damage to my person or property) including, but not limited to, the following:  

  • Snow avalanches that may be caused naturally, by the Participant or by other people, and may occur without warning; Injuries as a result of skiing, hiking, climbing, rappelling, scrambling or while engaged in any aspect of the Activity; Dangerous or difficult terrain, including challenging snow conditions, rough ground, river crossings and off-trail travel; Unmarked hazards such as rocks, stumps, logs, crevasses, and other physical hazards found in a wilderness environment; Sudden changes in, and extremes of, weather conditions that can affect the safety of participants on the Activity; Equipment failure, including improper use of equipment and equipment malfunction; 
  • Being struck by falling rocks, ice and other objects, either naturally caused or caused by other people; Falling on steep or difficult terrain, including falling while skiing, climbing, hiking or scrambling on rock, snow, ice and ground; Becoming lost in remote or inaccessible areas which may lead to delayed return or increased risk of injury; Accidents involving ski lifts, snowmobiles, helicopters, airplanes and other vehicles encountered during the Activity; Unpredictable animals including bears, rodents and other animals that may cause injury, death or damage to property; All other risks, hazards and dangers associated with the Activity and generally with travel in non-urban, mountainous terrain 

I UNDERSTAND THAT OTHER ACTIONS AND CONDITIONS CAN CAUSE OR CONTRIBUTE TO THE INHERENT RISKS,  HAZARDS AND DANGERS OF THE ACTIVTY, including, but not limited to, the following: 

  • Failure to follow the directions and instructions of the Guides, instructors or leaders; 
  • Inappropriate or inadequate equipment or clothing; 
  • Poor or inadequate physical fitness or health; 
  • Failure to exercise good judgment or pay due care and attention.

I AM AWARE OF THE RISKS, DANGERS AND HAZARDS associated with this this Activity and I accept and fully assume all  such risks, dangers and hazards and the possibility of personal injury, death, property damage or loss resulting therefrom. 

I FURTHER AGREE to bear all costs of rescue and medical treatment rendered to me, or for my benefit, arising from the  Activity. 

I CONFIRM THAT I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD THIS RELEASE AND ACCEPT ITS TERMS. In entering into  this Release Agreement I am not relying on any oral or written representations or statements made by the Releasees with respect  to the safety of the Activities, other than what is set forth in this Agreement. 

We get it, you're excited, so are we!

But, we're still updating our courses and trips for Winter 2020/2021.

At this point, we have only opened up AST 1 and AST 2 courses. Keep checking back as we update more and more stoke-fueling adventure.

- The Ascent team