TO: Ground Up Climbing and its owner, directors, officers, employees, instructors, assistant instructors, guides, agents, suppliers, independent contractors, subcontractors, representatives, successors and assigns (hereinafter collectively referred to as the “RELEASEES”).
In this agreement the term "climbing activities" shall include any activity, event, service or use of equipment provided, arranged, organized, conducted, sponsored or authorized by the Releasees, including, but not limited to: climbing; rappelling; belaying; competitions; demonstrations; orientation, training and instruction sessions, seminars and courses; and all other such activities, events or services in any way connected with or related to the Releasees.
ASSUMPTION OF RISKS
I am aware that climbing activities involve risks, dangers and hazards including the risk of serious personal injury. These risks, dangers and hazards include, but are not limited to: slips, trips and falls, cuts and abrasions; failure of climbing and rappelling equipment including ropes, harnesses, slings, anchor points, climbing holds, or any other equipment associated with or related to climbing and rappelling and belaying; failing to climb or rappel or belay safely or within one’s own ability; negligence on the part of instructors or supervisors or other climbers and rappellers; infectious disease such as viruses, bacteria, parasites, and fungi which may be transmitted through direct or indirect contact; 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 THE RISKS, DANGERS AND HAZARDS OF CLIMBING ACTIVITIES.
I AM AWARE OF THE RISKS, DANGERS AND HAZARDS ASSOCIATED WITH CLIMBING 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.
RELEASE OF LIABILITY, WAIVER OF CLAIMS AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT
In consideration of the RELEASEES allowing me to participate in climbing activities and permitting my use of their climbing walls, equipment and other services and facilities, and for other good and valuable consideration, 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 any aspect of my participation in climbing 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 THE OCCUPIERS LIABILITY ACT, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 337, ON THE PART OF THE RELEASEES.
2. I UNDERSTAND THAT NEGLIGENCE INCLUDES FAILURE ON THE PART OF THE RELEASEES TO TAKE REASONABLE STEPS TO SAFEGUARD OR PROTECT ME FROM THE RISKS, DANGERS AND HAZARDS OF CLIMBING ACTIVITIES REFERRED TO ABOVE; TO HOLD HARMLESS AND INDEMNIFY THE RELEASEES from any and all liability for any damage to property of or personal injury to any third party, resulting from my participation in climbing 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 of British Columbia and no other jurisdiction; and
5. Any litigation involving the parties to this Release Agreement shall be brought solely within the Province of British Columbia, and shall be within the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of the Province of British Columbia.
PHOTO/VIDEO RELEASE - I hereby grant permission to the Releasees to take photographic or video representations of me during my participation in climbing activities and to publish the photographs and video for advertising, promotional and marketing purposes.
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 climbing activities, other than what is set forth in this Release Agreement.
I CONFIRM THAT I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THIS RELEASE AGREEMENT 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 AND REPRESENTATIVES MAY HAVE AGAINST THE RELEASEES.
Signed this day of December 8, 2023.