Carroll Cave Conservancy
RELEASE OF FUTURE NEGLIGENCE CLAIMS AGAINST THE CARROLL
CAVE CONSERVANCY, TRIP LEADER, AND OTHERS
I understand the following facts about Carroll Cave: (1) It is a wild cave with no man-made improvements except an entrance shaft with a vertical ladder approximately 120 feet long for entry and exit; (2) The full extent of the cave is unknown; (3) There are rivers, waterfalls and other bodies of deep water; (4) The terrain in the cave is very steep, rugged, uneven and rocky, as well as very muddy in some places; (5) There is no ability to communicate with people outside while in the cave; (6) The stability of the cave’s floors, walls and ceilings is uncertain; (7) There is a risk of hypothermia at all times in the cave, particularly if I get wet, which is very likely to occur; (8) I could be seriously injured and even die while in the cave; and (9) If I am injured while in the cave, any rescue or emergency medical attention will probably be substantially delayed. (10) The natural entrance to the cave is gated and may not be available for use in a rescue situation.
Knowing these things,
I , FOR MYSELF AND MY FAMILY AND PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES,
HEREBY RELEASE THE FOLLOWING PERSONS AND ENTITIES FROM ALL LIABILITY FOR THEIR NEGLIGENCE THAT CAUSES INJURY TO ME OR MY PROPERTY WHILE VISITING CARROLL CAVE, EVEN IF THE INJURY ULTIMATELY CAUSES MY DEATH:
- CARROLL CAVE CONSERVANCY AND ALL OF ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, TRIP LEADERS, MEMBERS AND VISITORS.
- THE OWNERS AND LESSEES OF ALL OF THE LAND ABOVE CARROLL CAVE WHETHER I AM IN THE CAVE OR ON ANY OF THEIR PROPERTY AT ANY TIME.
- All PERSONS AND ENTITIES INVOLVED IN THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF THE ENTRANCE SHAFT AND EQUIPMENT, AND THE STRUCTURE ENCLOSING THE SHAFT.
- ALL CAVING GROUPS (COMMONLY CALLED “GROTTOS”) ASSOCIATED IN ANY WAY WITH CARROLL CAVE.
- ALL PEOPLE, ENTITIES AND GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES WHO MAY BE CALLED UPON, OR WHO MAY VOLUNTEER, TO TRY TO RESCUE ME FROM CARROLL CAVE.
FURTHERMORE, this release shall apply to the above parties with regards to activities taking place on the surface including driving or walking to the cave entrance, camping on property associated with the cave, research projects, exploration of land above the cave, public relations activities, etc.