Waiver

I hereby state that I wish to participate in courses and/or activities offered by The Mountaineers, a nonprofit corporation. I recognize any outdoor activity may involve certain dangers, including but not limited to the hazards of traveling in mountainous terrain, accidents or illness in remote places, forces of nature, and the actions of participants and other persons. 

I understand that in this course or activity, I may be photographed by volunteers or other participants. On occasion, individuals donate photos to The Mountaineers, and I agree to allow my photo to be used for any legitimate purpose by The Mountaineers, including but not limited to print and digital publications. I understand that I may contact The Mountaineers if I see myself in a publication and wish to have it removed, and that The Mountaineers will make reasonable efforts to respect my request. I understand that I may ask volunteers and participants not to take pictures of me on trips..

In consideration of and as part of payment for the right to participate in the activities offered by The Mountaineers, I agree to RELEASE, HOLD HARMLESS, AND INDEMNIFY The Mountaineers and its members from any and all liability, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in any way connected with my participation, or the participation of any minor that I am signing on behalf of, in any activities offered by The Mountaineers. This includes but is not limited to all liability claims and causes of action in any way connected to property owned or leased by The Mountaineers, or the actions or inactions of any Mountaineers employees, members, agents, and/ or volunteers.

I personally assume all risks in connection with these activities. If I am signing on behalf of a minor, I further agree to RELEASE, HOLD HARMLESS, AND INDEMNIFY The Mountaineers and its members from all liability, claims, and causes of action which the minor may have arising from the minor’s participation in activities. The terms of this agreement shall serve as a release and indemnity agreement for my heirs, personal representatives, and for all members of my family, including any minors. (Parents or legal guardians must sign for all persons under eighteen (18) years of age.)

I agree to participate in compliance with The Mountaineers Terms & Conditions, which includes following all of the rules of the Privacy Policy to protect information of members, and I agree to abiding by the Standards of Participant Conduct and the Member Code of Ethics, both affirmed and approved by The Mountaineers Board of Directors.

I read this release and indemnity agreement and have fully informed myself of its contents before I have signed it.