P.O. Box 75, Lake Tekapo
|Contact: Anne Braun-Elwert, Director
Alpine Recreation requires every person who participates in one of the company's trips to accept a Waiver of Liability. If you do not fully understand the contents of this waiver, then you are welcome to seek assistance from your lawyer or other professional.
WARNING: Under New Zealand law it is extremely unlikely that you will be able to sue anyone if you are injured. New Zealand's Accident Compensation scheme provides limited assistance for injury. Visitors to New Zealand are strongly recommended to have full insurance covering injury, illness and cancellation. Please refer to: Accident Compensation.
By accepting this waiver, you hereby acknowledge that in participating on a trip run by Alpine Recreation Canterbury Ltd (hereafter Alpine Recreation), there are inherent dangers and risks, and that while Alpine Recreation will use a high degree of skill in ensuring the safety and welfare of participants, it will not accept liability for loss, injury or damage sustained by a participant or his/her dependants in circumstances where such an event could not have been avoided by the exercise of reasonable care. While the staff and management of Alpine Recreation will take all practicable steps to identify and minimize potential dangers, I acknowledge that I must follow the instructions of the guide and use the safety equipment, when instructed at all times. If I am responsible for a person under the age of 18, I must ensure that the underage person follows the Guides' instructions at all times. I release and indemnify Alpine Recreation and staff against any liability they incur to anyone else, resulting from my failure to follow Alpine Recreation's instructions or the failure of any underage person accompanying me to follow the Guides' instructions.
Alpine Recreation reserves the right to withdraw any person who in their opinion is likely to endanger themselves or others. I also recognise that Alpine Recreation reserves the right to cancel, modify, or curtail any trip, if my safety or that of any other person becomes a concern.
I am aware that mountaineering and participation in an "Alpine Recreation Tour" may have extreme dangers and risks, some of which include:
I willingly accept all the risks of mountaineering including without limitation the risks described above and the possibility of personal injury, death, property damage or loss resulting therefrom for any reason. I acknowledge that the enjoyment and excitement of mountaineering is derived in part from climbing or skiing on steep slopes in mountainous terrain and that the inherent risks of mountaineering contribute to such enjoyment and excitement.
I accept that all Alpine Recreation's liability for loss of or damage to my property, disruption to travel plans, or mental injury is excluded. This exclusion is subject to any rights or remedies a customer has under the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993, or any other New Zealand law.
By accepting this waiver, I confirm that I am of the Age of Majority and that I have read and understood this Agreement and agree that this Agreement will be binding upon my heirs, next of kin, executors, administrators and successors. If under 18 years, parent or legal guardian must accept this waiver.
I certify that the information I have provided on my enrolment form regarding Medical Condition/s or other information is correct.