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RELEASE OF LIABILITY, WAIVER OF CLAIMS,
ASSUMPTION OF RISKS AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT
(hereinafter the “Release Agreement”)
BY SIGNING THIS DOCUMENT YOU WILL WAIVE OR GIVE UP CERTAIN LEGAL RIGHTS,
INCLUDING THE RIGHT TO SUE FOR NEGLIGENCE, BREACH OF CONTRACT OR
BREACH OF THE OCCUPIERS LIABILITY ACT OR CLAIM COMPENSATION
FOLLOWING AN ACCIDENT

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY!

SIGNATURE OF CLIENT/STUDENT

Name

Last

First

Initial

Address

Street

City

Prov/State

Country

Code

Email Address

Date of Birth

Year

Month

Day

Age

Telephone

Home

Office

Mobile

Trip Date

Year

Month

Day

TO:

Girth Hitch Guiding Inc., Trailhead Climbing & Fitness Ltd.


(The guide or guiding business contracted on this trip) and,


their directors, officers, employees, supervising guides, apprentice guides, instructors, volunteers, agents, independent
contractors, subcontractors, representatives, successors and assigns, and THE ASSOCIATION OF
CANADIAN MOUNTAIN GUIDES and HIS MAJESTY THE KING IN RIGHT OF CANADA (all of whom are
hereinafter collectively referred to as the Releasees)

WILDERNESS ACTIVITIES
In this Release Agreement, the term wilderness activities shall include but is not limited to: alpine skiing, nordic skiing, telemark
skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, hiking, touring, mountaineering, rock climbing, ice climbing, expeditions, trekking, glacier travel,
and all activities, services and use of facilities either provided, arranged or organized by the Releasees including orientation and
instructional sessions or classes, transportation, accommodation, food and beverage, and water supply, and all travel by or
movement around helicopters, other aircraft, snowcats, snowmobiles or other vehicles and camping or overnight stays in the
outdoors.


In this Release Agreement, the term “Negligence” includes the failure by the Releasees to use such care as a reasonably
prudent and careful mountain guide/instructor would use under similar circumstances, or breach of any other duty of care
imposed by law.


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.


NOTICE TO SNOWBOARDERS AND TELEMARK SKIERS – INCREASED RISK
Unlike alpine ski boot/binding systems, snowboard, and some telemark boot/binding systems are not designed or intended to
release and will not release under normal circumstances, thus increasing the risk of not surviving an avalanche.


NON-SCHEDULED OR EMERGENCY EVACUATION, RESCUE OR FIRST AID
I acknowledge and agree that all expenses associated with non-scheduled or emergency evacuation, rescue or first aid will be my
responsibility and will not be covered by the Releasees.

RELEASE OF LIABILITY, WAIVER OF CLAIMS,
ASSUMPTION OF RISKS AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT
(hereinafter the “Release Agreement”)
BY SIGNING THIS DOCUMENT YOU WILL WAIVE OR GIVE UP CERTAIN LEGAL RIGHTS,
INCLUDING THE RIGHT TO SUE FOR NEGLIGENCE, BREACH OF CONTRACT OR
BREACH OF THE OCCUPIERS LIABILITY ACT OR CLAIM COMPENSATION
FOLLOWING AN ACCIDENT

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY!

SIGNATURE OF CLIENT/STUDENT

ASSUMPTION OF RISKS – AVALANCHES, ALPINE TERRAIN, WILDERNESS TRAVEL, WEATHER
I am aware that participation in wilderness activities involves many risks, dangers and hazards. Avalanches occur frequently in the
terrain used for wilderness activities and may be caused by natural forces or by persons travelling through the terrain. I am aware
that the Releasees may fail to predict whether the terrain is safe or whether an avalanche may occur. The terrain used for
wilderness activities is uncontrolled, unmarked, not inspected, and involves many risks, dangers and hazards in addition to that of
avalanche. These may include, but are not limited to: cornices; crevasses; cliffs; trees, tree wells; tree stumps; forest dead fall;
creeks; rocks; rockfall; boulders; holes and depressions on or below the snow surface; variable and difficult snow conditions;
lightning; effects of high altitude including pulmonary edema and cerebral edema; snow immersion; equipment failure; encounters
with dangerous or poisonous flora and fauna; impact or collision with other persons; becoming lost or separated from one’s party or
guide; slips, trips and falls; infectious disease contracted through viruses, bacteria, parasites, and fungi which may be transmitted
through direct or indirect contact; negligence of other persons; and NEGLIGENCE ON THE PART OF THE RELEASEES. I
UNDERSTAND THAT NEGLIGENCE INCLUDES FAILURE ON THE PART OF THE RELEASEES TO TAKE REASONABLE
STEPS TO SAFEGUARD OR PROTECT ME FROM OR WARN ME OF THE RISKS, DANGERS AND HAZARDS OF
WILDERNESS ACTIVITIES. Communication in the alpine terrain may be difficult, and in the event of an accident or illness, rescue,
medical treatment and evacuation may not be available or may be delayed. Alpine weather conditions may be extreme and can
change rapidly and without warning. Disease may arise from the increased difficulty in maintaining personal hygiene.


RELEASE OF LIABILITY, WAIVER OF CLAIMS AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT
In consideration of the Releasees allowing me to participate in wilderness activities as defined in this Release Agreement, I hereby
agree as follows

  1. TO WAIVE ANY AND ALL CLAIMS that I have or may in the future have against the Releasees and TO RELEASE THE
    RELEASEES from any and all liability for any loss, damage, expense or injury including death that I may suffer, or that my
    next of kin may suffer as a result of my participation in wilderness activities, DUE TO ANY CAUSE WHATSOEVER,
    INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, BREACH OF CONTRACT, OR BREACH OF ANY STATUTORY OR OTHER DUTY OF CARE,
    INCLUDING ANY DUTY OF CARE OWED UNDER ANY APPLICABLE OCCUPIER’S LIABILITY LEGISLATION ON THE
    PART OF THE RELEASEES. I UNDERSTAND THAT NEGLIGENCE INCLUDES FAILURE ON THE PART OF THE
    RELEASEES TO TAKE REASONABLE STEPS TO SAFEGUARD OR PROTECT ME FROM OR WARN ME OF THE RISKS,
    DANGERS AND HAZARDS OF WILDERNESS ACTIVITIES REFERRED TO ABOVE

2. TO HOLD HARMLESS AND INDEMNIFY THE RELEASEES from any and all liability for any property damage or personal
injury to any third party resulting from my participation in wilderness activities;
3. This Release Agreement shall be effective and binding upon my heirs, next of kin, executors, administrators, assigns and
representatives, in the event of my death or incapacity;
4. This Release Agreement and any rights, duties and obligations as between the parties to this Release Agreement shall be
governed by and interpreted solely in accordance with the laws of the province where the wilderness activities take place and
no other jurisdiction; and
5. Any litigation involving the parties to this Release Agreement shall be brought solely within the province where the wilderness
activities take place and shall be within the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of that province.
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 wilderness activities, other than what is set forth in this Release Agreement.
I CONFIRM THAT I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND 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.

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Signature of client/student

Date

Signature of Parent or Guardian if under age 19

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