Certain Sierra Club activities require that participants sign
a Liability Waiver. For your information, here's the language of the waiver:
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.
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 officially begins and ends at the location(s) designated by the
Sierra Club. The Outing does not include carpooling, transportation, or transit
to and from the Outing, and I am personally responsible for all risks associated
with this travel. This does not apply to transportation provided by the Sierra
Club during 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 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 further agree to HOLD HARMLESS the Sierra Club, its officers, directors,
employees, agents, and leaders from any claims, damages, injuries or losses caused
by my own negligence while a participant on the 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.
You can also download an individual
Liability Waiver form required for overnight trips. Fill it out when instructed
by a trip leader.
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