Covid-19 Safety Measures
Hike ‘N Sleep Check-in/Check-out Policy:
Retreat Programs Check-in/Check-out Policy:
Check-in: Day 1 of program 6pm
Check-out: Dependent upon the program – we will advise you directly
Quiet Time: 10pm – 7am
Cancellations and Refunds Policy – Retreat Programs + Hike N Sleep:
Cancellations Policy – Wilderness First Aid:
Terms and Conditions:
RELEASE OF LIABILITY, WAIVER OF CLAIMS, ASSUMPTION OF RISKS AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT
BY CLICKING “I AGREE” TO THIS DOCUMENT YOU WILL WAIVE OR GIVE UP CERTAIN LEGAL RIGHTS, INCLUDING THE RIGHT TO SUE OR TO CLAIM COMPENSATION FOLLOWING AN INCIDENT
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY!
View entire waiver here:
WILDERNESS ACTIVITIES: In this Release Agreement, the term “Wilderness Activities” shall include but is not limited to: this trip, or any trip organized by the Releasees and all activities with the Releasees on such a trip, including hiking, touring, snowshoeing, walking, rock climbing, expeditions, trekking, paddling, and all activities, services and use of facilities either provided by or by the Releasees including orientation and instructional sessions or classes, transportation, accommodation, food and beverage, and water supply, and all travel by or movement around vehicles and camping or overnight stays in the outdoors.
The “Wilderness Activities” also include, but are in no way limited to any activity related to the rental or use of the property of Back 40 Outdoor Events, Adrian Pery and Katherine Friedley, and the property known as Highland Bear (“Back 40”) including: the use of any tent or campsite; chopping wood and/or the use of any campfire, whether or not such campfire is in a designated campfire zone; and the attendance and/or participation whether directly or indirectly in any way whatsoever and whether or not such activity is sponsored, sanctioned or supported by Back 40, in any organized activity of Back 40 (including any social activities).
UNDERSTANDING, ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND ASSUMPTION OF RISKS – ALPINE TERRAIN, WILDERNESS
TRAVEL, WEATHER: I am aware that participation in Wilderness Activities involves many risks, dangers and hazards. The terrain used for Wilderness Activities is uncontrolled, unmarked, not inspected, and involves many risks, dangers and hazards. These may include but are not limited to hiking in rugged or steep terrain; risks of slipping and/or falling; drowning; lightning; cliffs; trees; tree wells; tree stumps; forest dead fall; falling trees; creeks; rocks; rockfall; boulders; holes and depressions on or below the snow surface; equipment failure; encounters with dangerous or poisonous flora and fauna; negligence of hunters; impact or collision with other persons or their vehicles; becoming lost or separated from one’s party or guide; negligence of other persons; and NEGLIGENCE ON THE PART OF THE RELEASEES, INCLUDING THE FAILURE BY THE RELEASEES TO TAKE REASONABLE STEPS TO SAFEGUARD OR PROTECT ME FROM THE RISKS, DANGERS AND HAZARDS OF WILDERNESS ACTIVITIES.
Communication in the alpine terrain may be difficult, and in the event of an accident or illness, rescue, medical treatment and evacuation may not be available or may be delayed. Alpine weather conditions may be extreme and can change rapidly and without warning. Disease may arise from the increased difficulty in maintaining personal hygiene.
NON-SCHEDULED OR EMERGENCY EVACUATION, RESCUE OR FIRST AID: I acknowledge and agree that all expenses associated with non-scheduled or emergency evacuation, rescue or first aid will be my responsibility and will not be covered by the Releasees.
STATEMENT OF PHYSICAL AND MENTAL FITNESS, INSURANCE: I am 19 years of age or older, in sound physical and mental condition and am able to take part in Wilderness Activities, and can make informed, objective decisions. I am completely and adequately covered by appropriate personal insurance coverage which may include health, life, loss of property, loss of income, and liability insurance and if not covered I can and will personally pay for all such costs which I may incur. I DECLARE MYSELF TO BE PYSICALLY FIT AND SUFFERING FROM NO CONDITION, IMPAIRMENT, DISEASE, OR OTHER ILLNESS THAT WOULD PREVENT OR IMPAIR MY PARTICIPATION IN Wilderness Activities. I ACKNOWLEDGE I HAVE BEEN ADVISED TO SEEK MY PHYSICIAN’S APPROVAL BEFORE PARTICIPATING IN Wilderness Activities.
AGREEMENT TO CARE FOR MINORS: I agree that I am solely responsible for the care and supervision of minors which accompany me and that I will indemnify and hold harmless the Releasees from any liability for harm suffered by the Minor while engaging in Wilderness Activities. I further agree that no claim shall be made by me or the Minor or on behalf of the Minor for any injuries, damages, costs, expenses, personal injury, negligence, breach of contract, or other claim whatsoever tenable in law against the Releasees.
ACCEPTANCE AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK: I am aware of the risks, dangers and hazards of Wilderness Activities and totally accept all risks and responsibility for damages which I and/or the Minor incur, including those listed in this Agreement as well as those associated with Wilderness Activities set out above but not foreseeable which may result in damages to myself or the Minor, my property or the Minor’s property, or others or their property, including injury and death.
ACCEPTANCE OF PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY: If I do not completely understand the use of any equipment or the application of any technique or in the completion of any procedure that I am about to engage in or if I do not have sufficient knowledge of the hazards, I acknowledge that it is solely my responsibility to obtain such information and the Releasees are not under any obligation to assist me in this regard.
RELEASE OF LIABILITY, WAIVER OF CLAIMS AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT: In consideration of the Releasees allowing me and/or the Minor to participate in Wilderness Activities and other services provided to me by the Releasees, and/or the use of the facilities of the Releasees, and because of my acknowledgment and acceptance of personal responsibility, and acceptance and assumption of risk, I acknowledge and agree that the Releasees are relying upon all of the statements I have made above, and I further agree as follows:
I am aware that participation in outdoor activities involves many risks, dangers and hazards. The terrain used for outdoor activities is uncontrolled and involves many risks, dangers and hazards. These may include but are not limited to hiking in rugged or steep terrain; loose and/or uneven footing; risks of slipping and/or tripping and/or falling; drowning; lightning; cliffs; trees, tree wells; tree stumps; forest dead fall; creeks; rocks; rockfall; boulders; holes and depressions on or below the snow surface; equipment failure; encounters with dangerous or poisonous flora and fauna; impact or collision with other persons; becoming lost or separated from one’s party or guide; negligence of other persons; and NEGLIGENCE ON THE PART OF THE RELEASEES, INCLUDING THE FAILURE BY THE RELEASEES TO TAKE REASONABLE STEPS TO SAFEGUARD OR PROTECT ME FROM THE RISKS, DANGERS AND HAZARDS OF OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES.
COVID-19 Acknowledgement: I Acknowledged that the COVID-19 pandemic (also known as the coronavirus pandemic) is currently ongoing, and as such there is inherent risk of contracting COVID-19 when participating in events or activities, including the Wilderness Activities. I acknowledge, accept and assume any responsibility for myself or the Minor contracting COVID-19, or any other infectious disease, including those from viruses, bacteria, parasites, fungi, or other life forms, that I may encounter during the Wilderness Activities, or use of the facilities or services provided by the Releasees. I shall not in any way hold the Releasees responsible for either myself or the Minor contracting COVID-19 or any other infection disease.
Acknowledgment and Acceptance of the Effect of this Agreement: I have read and understand this Agreement and accept that by signing this document I have given up certain legal rights which I or my heirs, next of kin, executors, administrators, and representatives may have against the Releasees. In entering into this Agreement I am not relying upon any oral or written representations or statements made by the Releasees other than those set forth in writing in this Agreement.