Acknowledgment of Risk Form 

In consideration of the services of _____Alpine Wilderness Photography, LLC_________, their officers, agents, employees, and stockholders, and all other entities associated with those businesses hereinafter collectively referred to as “     AWP__”, I agree as follows:


Although __Alpine Wilderness Photography, LLC, and its agents__ have taken all reasonable steps to provide me with appropriate equipment and skilled guides so I can enjoy an activity for which I may not be skilled,  _ AWP____ has informed me that the activity has inherent and unavoidable risks.  Risks include but are not limited to, loss or damage to my equipment, and injuries that may result in paralysis or loss of life.  


I am aware that _participating in outdoor photography workshops in Grand Teton National Park__ entails risks of injury or death to any participant.  I understand that outdoor photography workshops occur in an uncontrolled, natural environment and can be hazardous due to wildlife encounters, unpredictable weather, traffic encounters in the park and other unforeseen events.  I understand the description of these inherent risks is not complete and that other unknown or unanticipated inherent risks may result in injury or death.  I agree to assume and accept full responsibility for the inherent risks identified herein and those inherent risks not specifically identified.  My participation in this activity is purely voluntary, no one is forcing me to participate, and I elect to participate in spite of and with full knowledge of the inherent risks.


I acknowledge that engaging in this activity may require a degree of skill and knowledge different than other activities and that I have responsibilities as a participant.  I acknowledge that the staff of _ AWP__ has been available to more fully explain to me the nature and physical demands of this activity and the inherent risks, hazards, and dangers associated with this activity.


I acknowledge and understand it is the policy of __ Alpine Wilderness Photography __that all individuals participating in photography workshops will comply with the company Firearms Policy. _AWP  recognizes the Grand Teton National Park Firearms Policy (below) and requires all workshop participants to keep any and all firearms that may be in their immediate possession safely secured in their vehicles at all times. 


Grand Teton Firearms Policy:


Beginning February 22, 2010, a new federal law allows people who can legally possess firearms under applicable federal, state, and local laws, to legally possess firearms in this park. The Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009, was enacted May 22, 2009 and will become effective February 22, 2010. Section 512 of this law; Protecting Americans from Violent Crimes, supersedes the uniform treatment of firearm possession in the national park system outside Alaska under the regulations found at 36 C.F.R. 2.4.  It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearms laws before entering this park.  Federal law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park (such as visitor centers, government offices, etc.); those places are marked with signs at all public entrances. Firearms may not be discharged in this national park (except during legal hunting seasons) and cannot be used as a wildlife protection strategy. Bear spray and other safety precautions are the proven methods for preventing bear and other wildlife interactions. See the Bear Safety and Wildlife Viewing pages on the GTNP/NPS websites.


I certify that I am fully capable of participating in this activity.  Therefore, I assume and accept full responsibility for myself, including all minor children in my care, custody, and control, for bodily injury, death or loss of personal property and expenses as a result of those inherent risks and dangers identified herein and those inherent risks and dangers not specifically identified, and, as a result of my negligence in participating in this activity.


I have carefully read, clearly understood and accepted the terms and conditions stated herein and acknowledge that this agreement shall be effective and binding upon me, my heirs, assigns, personal representative and estate and for all members of my family, including minor children. I read and understand English or the content of this form has been explained to me in my primary language.


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Signature                                                                                     Date


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Signature of Parent or Guardian,                                                Date

 if participant is under 18 years of age