Terms and Conditions
Acknowledgement and Assumption of Risk when participating on a trip with Compass Rose Expeditions, LLC
TRIP POLICY Compass Rose Expeditions (herewith CRE), reserves the right to refuse a person participation on any trip if we find that person to be mentally unprepared for the trip. During the trip the Lead Guide reserves the right to require a person to return to base camp or to abandon the trip, if by their judgment, for any reason, a person is unfit to continue participating in an ongoing activity. If, for any reason, anyone leaves the trip before its completion, for whatever reason, there will be no reimbursement of fees. If the weather, or other factor(s), makes completing our objective impossible, there will be no reimbursement of fees. In the case of the participants need for a rescue, or the participant leaves the trip before its completion, for whatever reason, the participant is responsible for any expenses incurred. CRE is not responsible for any expenses incurred if the trip should be delayed due to weather, strikes, theft, acts of nature, civil disturbances, terrorism, acts of war, government restrictions or regulations, failure of any form of transportation to arrive or depart as scheduled, or discrepancies over which CRE has no control. CRE is not responsible for the terms and conditions of any airline tickets. CRE is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged baggage or equipment, or any expenses incurred in the event of such loss or damage.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF RISKS You recognize and acknowledge that there are risks in any activity associated with the outdoors. These risks include dangers not only associated with participation in outdoor activities, but include dangers associated with travel to and from the location of outdoor activities. You voluntarily subjecting yourself to all dangers, risks and rigors involved or associated with the above trip and are fully aware there are risks involved with this trip.
RISKS INVOLVED You understand that there are many risks inherent in all outdoor activities, including the above trip, and that these risks can include, but are not limited to, death, injury, or illness as a result of the following: a fall; cold weather injuries which may include hypothermia, frostnip, and/or frostbite; heat related illnesses, which may include heat exhaustion and heat stroke; altitude related illnesses which may include, pulmonary edema, cerebral edema, and/or high altitude mountain sickness; an act of nature which may include lightning, avalanche, mudslide, earthquake, and rock fall; falling into a crevasse, crossing rivers, climbing or down climbing rock, snow or ice-covered terrain, skiing, being on or near horses or mules; transportation on airplane, boat, bicycle, or vehicle; collisions with vehicles, pedestrians, bicycles, fixed objects, animals, road hazards of all types not necessarily marked; equipment failure, weather problems; epidemics, or other sicknesses; and political or social unrest.
GIVING UP LEGAL RIGHTS By participating in a trip, your give up certain legal rights, which you may have in the event that you become ill, injured or die as a result of my participation on the above CRE trip. You giving up your legal rights against CRE, its owners, guides, assistant guides, and associated agents and contractors or any of their relatives.
AGREEMENT TO WAIVE LEGAL ACTION You agree that you, your heirs, your personal or legal representatives, or any member of your family, including minors, will not make a claim against, or sue CRE, or any of its owners, guides, assistant guides, or associated agents or contractors, or any of their relatives, for death, injury, illness, or expense, occurring during or after the course of my participation on this trip. You release CRE, its owners, guides, assistant guides, and any associated agents or contractors from and against any and all legal liability arising out of or connected in any way with my participation on this CRE trip. All terms of this agreement shall be binding upon me, my relatives, heirs, and my personal or legal representatives.
CONSENT TO LEADERSHIP You agree that CRE shall have complete discretion to decide when, where, how, to what extent, and under what circumstances my rescue should be required.
CONSENT TO MEDICAL TREATMENT Provided you are incapacitated or rendered incompetent due to illness or injury, and unable to make your own decisions, you consent to any emergency medical treatment or hospital care that may arise from participating in activities with CRE.
RESPONSIBILITY FOR EXPENSES You accept full responsibility for any and all expenses incurred as a result of my injury, illness, or death, including all medical services and rescue costs, as well as my costs if you leave the trip for non-medical reasons.
PHYSCICALLY AND MENTALLY CAPABLE You certify and state that you are fully capable, physically and mentally, to participate on this CRE trip, and that you have been made aware and have had an opportunity to make yourself aware of, the dangers, risks, and consequences involved in this trip, some of which are listed in this Acknowledgement of and Assumption of Risks agreement.
FORCE MAJEURE Force Majeure means any event which CRE could not, even with all due care, foresee or avoid. Force Majeure covers events such as war or the threat of war, riot, civil strife, terrorist activity, industrial disputes, disease, industrial or nuclear disaster, adverse weather conditions, fire and any other similar events which are beyond our control. In the case of Force Majeure, CRE will not accept liability, and reserves the right to change and cancel trips at our discretion.