VISTOR’S ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF RISK
In consideration of the services of In The Company of Guides LLC, their officers, agents, employees, and
stockholders, and all other persons or entities associated with those businesses (hereinafter collectively
referred to as (“ITCOG”) I agree as follows:
I am aware that outdoor-based activities including but not limited to mountaineering, skiing, climbing, rappelling, and guided rock activities entail risks of injury or death to any participant.
I understand the description of these inherent risks is not complete and that other unknown or unanticipated inherent risks may result in injury or death. I agree to assume and accept full responsibility for the inherent risks identified herein and thoseinherent risks not specifically identified.
My participation in this activity is purely voluntary, no one is forcing me to participate, and I elect to participate in spite of and with full knowledge of the inherent risks.
The risks include, among other things: slipping and falling; loss or damage to equipment being used; being lost or separated from their guides or companions; the hazards of walking on uneven terrain; being struck by rockfall, icefall, or other objects
dislodged or thrown from above; the use of climbing ropes and equipment; rope burns; pinches, scrapes, twists, and jolts that could result in scratches, bruises, sprains, lacerations, fractures, concussions, or even more severe life-threatening hazards; the forces of nature, including lightning, weather changes and avalanches; weather and altitude can be extreme and can change rapidly without warning; the risks of falling off the rock or mountain; exposure to the elements of the outdoors and natural surroundings which could cause hypothermia, hyperthermia (heat-related illnesses), heat exhaustion, heatstroke, sunburn, frostbite, frostnip, dehydration, acute mountain sickness, cerebral and pulmonary edema; exposure to potentially dangerous wild animals, insect bites, and hazardous plant life; the negligence of other participants or people who may be present; travel in remote areas with poor or no access to emergency and/or medical services; my own physical condition,and the physical exertion associated with this activity.
I acknowledge that engaging in this activity may require a degree of skill and knowledge different than other activities and that I have responsibilities as a participant. I acknowledge that I will abide by the rules or instructions given by the staff of ITCOG either verbally or in writing and have been available to more fully explain to me the nature and physical demands of this activity and the inherent risks, hazards, and dangers associated with this activity.
I certify that I am fully capable of participating in this activity on NFS lands. Therefore, I assume and accept full responsibility for myself, including all minor children in my care, custody, and control, for bodily injury, death or loss of personal property and expenses as a result of those inherent risks and dangers identified herein and those inherent risks and dangers not specifically identified, and as a result of my negligence in participating in this activity.
In the event that I file a lawsuit against ITCOG in connection with this activity,I agree to do so solely in the state of Utah, and I further agree that the substantive law of that state shall apply in that action without regard to the conflict of laws rules of that state. I agree that if any portion of this agreement is found to be void or unenforceable, the remaining portions shall remain in effect.
I have carefully read, clearly understood, and accepted the terms and conditions stated herein and acknowledge that this agreement shall be effective and binding upon me, my heirs, assigns, personal representative and estate and for all members of my family, including minor children.