Acknowledgement of Risks and Obligations Of Members

This acknowledgement of risks applies to all Club activities I may undertake as a member of Upper Blue Mountains Bushwalking Club (the Club). In voluntarily participating in activities of the Club which are described to me by the activity leaders I am aware that my participation in the activities may expose me to hazards and risks that could lead to injury, illness or death or to loss of or damage to my property. Those risks may include but are not limited to slippery and/or uneven surfaces, rocks being dislodged, falling at edges of cliffs or drops or elsewhere, risks associated with crossing creeks, hypothermia and heat exhaustion

I also acknowledge that I may encounter weather conditions that could lead to hypothermia and being in locations where evacuation for medical treatment may take hours or days. In particular when participating in abseiling or above the snowline activities I am aware that these activities could expose me to additional hazards and risks described to me by the activity leader.

To minimise these risks I will endeavour to ensure (1) each activity is within my capabilities, and (2) I am carrying food, water and equipment appropriate for the activity, and (3) I will advise the activity leader if I am taking any medication or have any physical or other limitation that might affect my participation in the activity, and (4) I will make every effort to remain with the rest of the party during the activity, and (5) I will advise the leader of any concerns I am having, and (6) I will comply with all reasonable instructions of Club officers and the activity leader.

I have read and understand the above requirements; I have considered the risks before choosing to accept this acknowledgment of risk. I still wish to join the activities of the Club. I acknowledge that I will take responsibility for my own actions and that signing this form and the payment of my subscription will be deemed as full acceptance and understanding of the above conditions. By accepting this Waiver I agree to waive any claim for damages that I may have against the Club, the leader or other participants in tort or contract.

I also agree to be bound by the constitution of the Club for the time being in force.

Last Update: 11-Jan-2018