In consideration of the services of Lat45° Adventure Ministries, guides, their agents, owners, officers, principles, volunteers, participants, employees, and all other persons or entities acting in any capacity on their behalf (hereinafter collectively referred to as “Lat45° Adventure Ministries”), I hereby agree to release, indemnify, and discharge Lat45 Adventure Ministries, on behalf of myself, my spouse, my children, my parents, my heirs, assigns, personal representatives and estate as follows:
RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK
I understand that the Lat45° Adventure Ministries experience, whether a single-day or multiple day trip, may involve activities and group living arrangements and interactions that may be new to me or my child, and that these experiences come with certain risks and uncertainties beyond what I or my child may be used to dealing with at home. I am aware of these risks, and I am assuming them on behalf of myself or my child. I realize that no environment is risk-free, and so I have instructed my child on the importance of abiding by Lat45° Adventure Ministries’ rules, and my child and I both agree that I, he or she will obey Lat45 Adventure Ministries’ rules and the rules of the group’s leaders. I understand that Lat45° Adventure Ministries’ activities occur in diverse terrain and weather conditions and sometimes in remote backcountry areas.
I authorize myself or my son/daughter to participate fully in all of Lat45° Adventure Ministries’ activities. These activities include, but are not limited to backpacking, hiking, biking, canoeing, kayaking, caving, rock climbing, rappelling, swimming, rock/bridge/cliff jumping, mountain biking, mountaineering, show shoeing, snowboarding, snow skiing, camping, snow camping, rafting (including white water and tubing), fly-fishing. All of these are physical activities that involve risk of personal injury, including both emotional and physical injury up to or including paralysis or death; as well as damage to personal property. I understand that Lat45° Adventure Ministries cannot safeguard against all such injuries, and I expressly agree to assume such risk and waive, release, save and hold harmless Lat45° Adventure Ministries, its officers, agents, employees, and any federal, state or local agencies which have jurisdiction over lands or properties upon which Lat45° Adventure Ministries’ programs operate, from any claim of liability, settlement, judgment, award or cost of defense and attorneys’ fees, including negligence, except gross neglect, by Lat45° Adventure Ministries for any loss, damage, or injury incurred during the program(s) for which I or my son/daughter is participating.
I attest that I/my son/daughter has been fully informed of the program activities and agrees to participate. I agree to fully disclose all physical, mental and emotional conditions that could impact the safety or success of the program. I certify that I am willing to assume the risk of any medical condition I or my son/daughter may have. I certify that I have adequate insurance to cover any injury or damage I or my son/daughter may cause or suffer while participating, or else I agree to bear the costs of such injury or damage myself. It is agreed that any dispute or cause of action arising between the parties, whether out of this agreement or otherwise, can only be brought in a court of competent jurisdiction located in Madison County, Montana, and shall be occurred. In addition, I understand and accept the Terms of Agreement as stated in this waiver. If any portion of this agreement is found to be invalid or not enforceable by a court of proper jurisdiction, the remainder of the agreement shall nevertheless remain valid and fully enforceable.
TERMS OF AGREEMENT
Rules and Regulations: Participants will be expected to commit to a verbal contract at the beginning of the program. This contract will include a commitment to guidelines of behavior for the safety and well-being of the individual and group. These include the prohibition of all forms of tobacco, alcohol and illegal drugs, cooperation with group leaders and other members of the group, and the commitment to not become involved in cliques and mutually exclusive one on one relationships and excessive displays of affection. The trip leaders will handle discipline problems in the manner that they see fit, according to industry guidelines. If a participant is dismissed for the well-being of the program or for failure to cooperate, parent/guardian(s) will be called and are responsible to pick up their child immediately and at their own expense. No refund will be given.
Equipment: The parent/guardian is responsible for and agrees to reimbursement for loss of or willful destruction by the participant of any equipment belonging to Lat45° Adventure Ministries. Lat45° Adventure Ministries will not be responsible for any participant’s possessions that are lost or stolen while he/she is on the trip.
Model Release: I authorize and agree to the reasonable and proper use by Lat45° Adventure Ministries of any and all photographs/videos/statements by, of, or about my child.
I acknowledge that this agreement applies to all future events of Lat45° Adventure Ministries (program) until cancelled or replaced in writing.
I have had sufficient opportunity to read this entire document. I have read and understood it, and I agree to be bound by its terms. I certify that the above information is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge.
Today's date: November 30, 2023