When you book and the activity is confirmed:
All Rocky Mountain Photo Adventures group activities other than Private Guiding are subject to a minimum number of paid attendees for the event to take place. If that minimum is not met the event will be cancelled. You will be notified up to 48 hours before the start date and time of the event.
Should Rocky Mountain Photo Adventures cancel a group activity, your registration will be transferred to the next available event date which you are able to attend. If you are unable to attend any future dates your registration fee will be refunded.
In the case of unforeseen circumstances where the photography guide or group workshop leader you have booked cannot make it to your session, Rocky Mountain Photo Adventures reserves the right to replace that guide with another qualified guide in order to maintain our commitment to your booking.
Mountain weather is unpredictable in all seasons and as much as we would like to, we cannot guarantee nice weather for every program. Most people who enjoy being in the mountains recognize and understand this but we want our guests to be informed when making mountain adventure decisions. Weather and mountain conditions are a constant factor that shape decisions we make before and during our programs. Even the most seasoned weather forecasters have a high degree of variability within their short term forecasts in the Canadian Rockies. When you make a booking in advance, in essence, you are taking a chance on weather conditions. It would not be practical for us to refund every situation where our guests do not get the weather for perfect photography conditions.
We will work diligently to give you the best experience with the conditions we face at the time. If on your program day you are not willing to venture out in the conditions or accept an alternative program, unfortunately, we will not be able to provide a credit or a refund since our costs have been already committed. We take your booking in good faith. We ask that you fully understand our cancellation policies prior to booking.
TO: ROCKY MOUNTAIN PHOTO ADVENTURES.
The undersigned acknowledges that the Event may include private vehicular transportation, vehicular and pedestrian travel over rough terrain, wildlife, and weather events in respect of which Rocky Mountain Photo Adventures assumes no liability.
I understand that participating in such an Event is a potentially hazardous activity and can result in serious personal injury or death. I am aware of and expressly assume all risks associated with participating in this Event and I assert that my participation in this Event is voluntary. In consideration for being permitted to participate in this Event, I, for myself and for anyone entitled to act on my behalf, hereby WAIVE, RELEASE AND FOREVER DISCHARGE and save harmless, from any and all claims for injuries and damages I may have arising out of the Event or my participation in the Event, Rocky Mountain Photo Adventures and its respective affiliates, successors, officers, directors, employees, agents, contractors and representatives (the €œReleased Parties€). I also agree to INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS, Rocky Mountain Photo Adventures from any liabilities or claims made by other individuals or entities as a result of my actions while participating in the Event.
I intend by this Waiver and Release, in advance, to waive my rights, to covenant not to sue, to release for future claims, and to discharge all of the Released Parties, from any and all loss or damage, including, but not limited to claims for damages for death, personal injury or property damage that I may have, or which may hereafter accrue to me, as a result of my participation in all or any portion of this Event, even though that liability may arise from negligence, carelessness, or recklessness (whether simple or gross) on the part of the Released Parties being released, from dangerous or defective property or equipment owned, maintained, or controlled by them or because of their possible liability without fault.
I understand and agree that this Waiver and Release is binding on my heirs, successors, executors, spouse, assigns, and legal representatives.
I attest that I am physically capable of participating in this Event. If l am aware of or under treatment for any physical infirmity, disorder, ailment, or illness, my medical care provider has been apprised of, and has approved of, my participation in this Event. I acknowledge that I and I alone, am solely responsible for my personal health and safety, and the personal property I bring with me. I consent to receive medical treatment which may be advisable in the event of illness or injuries suffered by me during this Event, and I agree to pay for the costs of any such medical treatment. I understand that Rocky Mountain Photo Adventures has advised me to discuss appropriate insurance and/or medical coverage in the circumstances with my providers. I agree that my participation in the Event is subject to the sole discretion of the organizers of the Event, and that my participation may be limited or terminated, with or without cause. I agree at all times to follow the instructions of Rocky Mountain Photo Adventures.
This Waiver and Release shall be interpreted and the rights of the parties determined under the laws of the province of Alberta. The Alberta courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction for any dispute arising under, or pertaining to this Waiver and Release.
I have carefully read this Waiver and Release and fully understand its contents. I understand that this is a release of liability and a binding contract between myself and the Released Parties, and I sign it of my own free will. I understand that I am giving up substantial rights, including my right to sue. I understand that I am signing this Waiver and Release freely and voluntarily, and with understanding of its contents, and intend my signature to be a complete and unconditional release of liability to the greatest extent allowed by law.