In consideration of the services of Call of the Wild, their agents,
owners, officers, volunteers, participants, employees, and all other
persons or entities acting in any capacity on their behalf (hereinafter
collectively referred to as "Call of the Wild"), I hereby agree
to release and discharge Call of the Wild, on behalf of myself,
my children, my parents, my heirs, assigns, personal representative
and estate as follows:
1. I acknowledge that _________________________________ (please
list your trip's activities: camping, hiking, backpacking, and so
on) entails known and unanticipated risks which could result in
physical or emotional injury, paralysis, death or damage to myself,
to property, or to third parties. I understand that such risks simply
cannot be eliminated without jeopardizing the essential qualities
of the activity.
The risks include, among other things: the hazards of traveling
in mountainous, desert, and other terrain, and they include the
risks of injury or illness in remote places, absence of medical
facilities, injury by forces of nature, and accidents during transportation
by any means.
Furthermore, Call of the Wild guides have difficult jobs to perform.
They seek safety, but they are not infallible. They might be ignorant
of a participant's fitness or abilities. They might misjudge the
weather, the elements, or the terrain. They may give inadequate
warnings or instructions, and the equipment being used might malfunction.
2. I expressly agree and promise to accept and assume all of the
risks existing in this activity. My participation in this activity
is purely voluntary, and I elect to participate in spite of the
3. I hereby voluntarily release, forever discharge, and agree
to indemnify and hold harmless Call of the Wild from any and all
claims, demands, or causes of action, which are in any way connected
with my participation in this activity or my use of Call of the
Wild's equipment or facilities, including any such Claims which
allege negligent acts or omissions of Call of the Wild.
4. Should Call of the Wild or anyone acting on their behalf, be
required to incur attorney's fees and costs to enforce this agreement,
I agree to indemnify and hold them harmless for all such fees and
5. I certify that I have adequate insurance to cover any injury
or damage I may cause or suffer while participating, or else I agree
to bear the costs of such injury or damage myself. I further certify
that I have no medical or physical conditions which could interfere
with my safety in this activity, or else I am willing to assumeand
bear the costs ofall risks that may be created directly or
indirectly, by any such condition.
I understand that Call of the Wild reserves the right to take
photographic or film records of any of their trips, and hereby agree
that Call of the Wild may use any such photographic or film records
for promotional and/or commercial purposes.
I hereby authorize Call of the Wild to take any steps necessary
for the administration of emergency medical or dental care and for
rescue operations. Call of the Wild is authorized to secure, at
my expense and risk, said rescue operations and emergency hospital
or medical care or treatment.
By signing this document, I acknowledge that if anyone is hurt
or property is damaged during my participation in this activity,
I may be found by a court of law to have waived my right to maintain
a lawsuit against Call of the Wild on the basis of any claim from
which I have released them herein.
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.