GWHLA Liability Waiver
It is a REQUIREMENT to fill out this form before attending one of the hikes that are put on through the group. This form must be also filled out for all MINORS (by parent/guardian) and all GUESTS of MEMBERS. Failure to follow these rules can result in repercussions up to & including being removed from the group.
By joining Girls Who Hike LA, I acknowledge that I, will be participating in outdoor activities that are potentially dangerous including but not limited to; walking, hiking, backpacking, swimming, boating, kayaking, biking and camping events organized by the volunteers of the Girls Who Hike LA, known as "GIRLS WHO HIKE LLC". The GIRLS WHO HIKE LLC is a meet-up organization where hikers and backpackers meet to participate in outdoor adventure events called Events (“Events”).
The waiver of liability is an agreement that attendance at these Events are strictly voluntary and of my own choice and that I agree 100% to accept personal responsibility for all and any foreseen and unforeseen events that may occur during, including to and from, group Events, group members and group activities and non-group activities.
I understand that during my participation in GIRLS WHO HIKE LLC Events, I may be exposed to a variety of hazards and risks, foreseen or unforeseen, which are inherent in each Events and cannot be eliminated without destroying the unique character of the Events. 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 outdoor activities and travel to and from these activities.
The GIRLS WHO HIKE LLC 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 organizers and assistant organizers or third parties, either as a result of negligence or because of other reasons.
The group, its founder, moderators, volunteer group leaders, assistant organizers, and Events participants take no responsibility for me and will not be held responsible for any injuries or accidents that may occur during group Events. Outdoor sports are inherently dangerous and accidents will happen and that risks of such Injuries and Damages are a part of adventure Events. 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.
In consideration for my acceptance as a participant on Events, I confirm my understanding that:
The GIRLS WHO HIKE LLC does not certify or confirm the qualifications of any of the founders, volunteer group leaders, or members to lead or manage or set-up Events or trips nor are they trained to respond during an emergency by providing first aid, CPR, or any rescue action. I further understand that on these Events there may not be search, rescue, medical facilities or expertise necessary to deal with the Injuries and Damages to which I may be exposed.
The Events officially begins and ends at the location(s) designated by the GIRLS WHO HIKE LLC. The Events does not include carpooling, transportation, or transit to and from the Events, and I am personally responsible for all risks associated with this travel.
If I decide to leave early and not to complete the Events as planned, I assume all risks inherent in my decision to leave and waive all liability against the GIRLS WHO HIKE LLC arising from that decision. Likewise, if the leader has concluded the Events, 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 GIRLS WHO HIKE LLC arising from that decision.
Backpacking/hiking/camping are physical activities involving a large amount of walking and physical exertion. Participants must be in good general health, free from cardiovascular and respiratory disease, and have good exercise tolerance and that I get my physicians approval before commencing such activities.
To the fullest extent allowed by law, I agree to WAIVE, DISCHARGE CLAIMS, AND RELEASE FROM LIABILITY the GIRLS WHO HIKE LLC, its founder, moderators, volunteer group leaders, assistant organizers, and members from any and all liability on account of, or in any way resulting from Injuries and Damages, even if caused by negligence of the GIRLS WHO HIKE LLC, its founder, moderators, volunteer group leaders, assistant organizers, and members, in any way connected with this Events.
I further agree to HOLD HARMLESS the GIRLS WHO HIKE LLC, its founder, moderators, volunteer group leaders, assistant organizers, and members from any claims, damages, injuries or losses caused by my own negligence while a participant on the Events. 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 Events.
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.
By joining I freely and voluntarily assume all risks of such Injuries and Damages.
By typing in your name as an electronic signature below, you agree to the GWHLA Liability Waiver in full.
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