This is a release. Read it carefully and sign below. This release essentially says that I know I am going on a whitewater rafting trip, not a Disneyland ride or to an air conditioned shopping mall. If I die, get hurt, or damage my belongings, I will not make a claim, sue or expect Rubicon Adventures, its owners, operators, agents, employees, and associates to be legally responsible or pay for any damages.
I, the undersigned, hereby acknowledge that I have voluntarily chosen to go on this whitewater rafting trip with Rubicon Adventures. I know and fully understand that a whitewater rafting trip, whether on a raft, an oar boat, a kayak or any other type of vessel, is an outdoor adventure activity that has inherent risks and hazards where serious accidents can occur, participants can die, sustain injuries and property damage. I acknowledge and willingly assume all risks and hazards in whitewater rafting and river related camping, including but not limited to, loss of control of the raft, collision with other participants, rocks, trees and any portion of the interior of the raft, other rafts and any other manmade or natural obstacles whether they are obvious or not: submission in water, drowning, encounters with animals, wildlife and insects, exposure to extreme temperatures and inclement weather, wilderness terrain and unavailability of immediate medical attention in case of injury.
I understand that Class IV and V rapids represent the most difficult and dangerous levels of whitewater and recognize that the risks associated with whitewater rafting are increased. My participation in this activity is purely voluntary and I elect to do so at my own risk.
In consideration for Rubicon Adventures allowing me to participate on this trip, I voluntarily agree to release, discharge and hold harmless Rubicon Adventures and their owners, officers, employees, agents and regulating agencies including but not limited to California State Parks, U.S. Forest Service, El Dorado County, and raparian land owners for any and all claims of liability arising out of their negligence, recklessness, strict liability, breach of contract, or any other act or omission which causes the undersigned illness or injury, death, and damages of any nature in any way connected with my participation in this activity. I also expressly agree to release and discharge Rubicon Adventures, their owners, officers, agents, and employees from any act or omission of negligence in rendering or failing to render any type of emergency or medical services. In signing this document, I fully recognize and understand if I (or any minor on whose behalf I am signing this release) is hurt, die, or my property is damaged, I am giving up my right to make a claim or file a lawsuit against Rubicon Adventures, its agents, employees and all other parties and affiliates named herein even if they negligently or by some other act or omission cause injury or damage.
As a parent or legal guardian of a participant under 10 years of age, I have read and voluntarily agreed that the said minor may participate in this whitewater rafting trip and I sign this release on their behalf. In addition, I give Rubicon Adventures, its owners, employees or associates permission to treat the said minor in case of illness, injury, emergency, or accident. Should emergency medical services become necessary, for the undersigned participant or minor, the expenses are the sole responsibility of the participant and not that of Rubicon Adventures. Personal medical and travel insurance is strongly advised.
Rubicon Adventures reserves the right to accept or deny service to any person. I hereby agree to follow all rules, regulations, and instructions of Rubicon Adventures while on this trip. I also certify that I and any minor, on whose behalf I am signing, are physically and mentally capable of participating in these activities. I hereby agree that Rubicon Adventures, may use film or photographic records of this rafting trip for its promotional and or commercial purposes.
I HAVE READ THIS DOCUMENT. I UNDERSTAND THAT IT IS A RELEASE OF ALL CLAIMS. I UNDERSTAND I AM ASSUMING ALL RISKS INHERENT WITH WHITEWATER RAFTING. I VOLUNTARILY SIGN MY NAME AS EVIDENCE OF MY ACCEPTANCE OF THE ABOVE PROVISIONS.
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