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Last Updated: March 7, 2022

Pre-Event & Waiver:

  1. Before attending a trip they have registered for, registrants are expected to read, understand and agree to the Waiver. This happens with the trip coordinator prior to the start of the trip. The waiver must be signed in person and witnessed by the trip coordinator.
  2. Participants are responsible for their own safety at all times on club outings. Please review the Safety section.
  3. Participants acknowledge that GMMC trip coordinators are volunteers and amateurs in outdoor recreation and may have varying levels of outdoor skills and experience. Participants further acknowledge that trip coordinators are not qualified as instructors or guides, and that the Club is not a guiding service and that all outings are a common adventure situation.
  4. Participants agree to bring safe and adequate equipment necessary for the trip and to cover any equipment rental costs (if applicable). Participants are expected to only attend trips with difficulty categories that are suitable for their outdoor skills and fitness level. Please refer to the Trips Difficulty Category section for more information.
  5. Ensure that you have all prerequisite training noted in the event description (i.e. AST1). These prerequisites must be taught by a qualified instructor recognized by the Club.
  6. Note that the trip coordinator has final discretion on whether the ability of participants meets prerequisites.
  7. Know the suitability and condition of your equipment and be familiar with its use.
  8. It is the participants responsibility to inform the trip coordinator of any existing or pre-existing medical conditions, allergies or other health issues prior to trip departure. If such a condition exists, ensure that the trip coordinator obtains instructions on what measures should be taken should assistance be required during the event.
  9. It is the participants responsibility to arrange their own transportation and accommodations. Please refer to the accommodation and carpooling policies for further information.
  10. Contact the trip coordinator with any questions or concerns.


  1. Participants who have questions or concerns in regards to potential hazards encountered during the event must immediately bring them to the attention of the trip coordinator.
  2. If you are unfamiliar with a piece of equipment being used during the event, ask the trip coordinator for instructions on its proper use.
  3. Maintain line of sight with other group members while on the trail. Split groups as necessary, but no one is to be left on the trail alone.
  4. Inform the trip coordinator of new medical conditions, allergies or other health issues developing during the event.
  5. Respect the trip coordinator’s judgment, and as well, be a respectful member of the group.
  6. Participate in group discussions and decision making before and during the trip, to the best of your ability.
  7. Honor any financial obligations made to other members. Refer to the accommodation and carpooling policies for more information.
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