Liability Waiver READ IT CAREFULLY BEFORE JOINING!
In consideration of Tokyo Mountain Hiking (also known as www.hikejapan.weebly.com) accepting my application for and permitting me to participate in activities which include but is not limited to backpacking, mountain climbing, hiking, social activites or any combination of these or similar activities (collectively referred to below as a "TOKYO MOUNTAIN HIKING Trip or Event"), the following waiver of all claims, release from all liability, assumption of all risks, agreement not to sue and other terms of this agreement ("TOKYO MOUNTAIN HIKING CLUB Waiver") are entered into by me with and for the benefit of the Tokyo Mountain Hiking Club.
A TOKYO MOUNTAIN HIKING CLUB Trip or Event: is defined as starting at the trailhead where group assembles to commence the activity and ends when the group arrives at the planned trail end.
I, on behalf of myself, my next of kin, my heir, executors, administrators and assigns hereby waive any and all claims that I have or may in the future have against, and release from all liability and agree not to sue, the TOKYO MOUNTAIN HIKING CLUB, and any of their club members, for any personal injury, death, property damage or other loss that I sustain during or as a result of any TOKYO MOUNTAIN HIKING CLUB Trip or Event due to any cause whatsoever on the part of any one or more of the TOKYO MOUNTAIN HIKING CLUB, CLUB Personnel or others, including: (a) negligence (the meaning of which includes failure to use such care as a reasonably prudent and careful person would use under similar circumstances) (b) mistakes or errors in judgment of any kind.
I am aware of the risks inherent in TOKYO MOUNTAIN HIKING CLUB Trips or Events, including but not limited to :
ROCK SLIDES, ROCK FALL, TREE FALL: which can frequently occur in the mountain terrain used for TOKYO MOUNTAIN HIKING CLUB Trips or Events and may be caused by natural forces.
MOUNTAINOUS AND STEEP TERRAIN: where a fall may cause injury or death. In addition, the mountainous areas used for TOKYO MOUNTAIN HIKING CLUB Trips or Events have areas and steep slopes which in their natural state have many dangerous obstacles and hazards. Communication in this mountainous terrain is always difficult and, in the event of an accident, rescue and medical treatment may not be available; WEATHER: weather conditions may be extreme and can change rapidly without warning and may cause injury or death;
ALTITUDE: the altitude of areas used for TOKYO MOUNTAIN HIKING CLUB Trips or Events may cause illness or death;
WILD ANIMALS: which are unpredictable in nature and may attack hikers.
RIVER OR CREEK CROSSINGS: I am aware that rivers or creeks have many dangerous obstacles and hazards.
I assume and accept all the risks and dangers inherent in TOKYO MOUNTAIN HIKING CLUB Trips and Events and the possibility of personal injury, death, property damage or other loss as a result. I agree that, it is not possible for TOKYO MOUNTAIN HIKING CLUB to make these activities completely safe or to predict with complete assurance whether the terrain or activity is safe. I willingly accept these risks and agree to the terms of this TOKYO MOUNTAIN HIKING CLUB Waiver and agree to waive my legal rights.
I am aware that the enjoyment and excitement of the activities engaged in on TOKYO MOUNTAIN HIKING CLUB Trips or Events are derived in part from backpacking, hiking, walking, scrambling, climbing or skiing in wild, rugged, uncontrolled environments and is contributed to by the inherent risks of these activities.
I have had sufficient time to read and have read and understood what I am agreeing to in this TOKYO MOUNTAIN HIKING CLUB Waiver before signing it and that it will be binding upon my heirs, next of kin, executors, administrators and successors.