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12 Sep, 2008

Whereupon I waiver on the waiver

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Misc. life

I am going zip lining on Sunday. I haven’t mentioned it because I am nervous. Excited and nervous. And nervous. I have just printed out the waiver, which I have to bring with me on Sunday.

It states:

“The risks associated with the activity of the AERIAL PARK in which I will be participating are, in particular but not limited to: injury due to a fall or other movement, (sprain, facture, etc.); injury due to a blunt or sharp object (branches, equipment, etc.); cold or hypothermia; injury resulting from accidental contact or other contact between individuals; food allergy; water contact or drowning when; burn or heat-induced injuries.”

 Oh dear.

11 Responses to "Whereupon I waiver on the waiver"

1 | porter

September 12th, 2008 at 12:43 pm


HAVE FUN! Personally I wouldn’t do it, I have no interest in pooping my pants in the air…cause that’s totally what I think would happen!
You are going to feel so amazing when you’re done, can’t wait to hear about it…who is going to take photos???

2 | Mark

September 12th, 2008 at 1:03 pm


These days that same disclaimer is printed on a cup of coffee from McDonalds. I wouldn’t worry too much.

3 | Chantal

September 12th, 2008 at 1:33 pm


I’m with Mark, Have fun!

4 | Karen

September 12th, 2008 at 2:39 pm


Have fun?
Can’t wait to see the pics.
Have to ask-why are You doing this? What inside You made this sound like a good idea?
Too much….

5 | andrea

September 12th, 2008 at 3:06 pm


This is the place we’re going. I signed up for it… because it looked like fun at the time. ;)

6 | andrea

September 12th, 2008 at 3:07 pm


Porter: I’m going to have to borrow a camera. I can’t imagine lugging my DSLR with me.

7 | Julie

September 12th, 2008 at 3:48 pm


Ernie and I went on the Aerial Experience at Camp Fortune last year. It was a blast and totally safe. We went with another couple and laughed all afternoon (make sure you visit the loo before you begin). Have fun!

8 | anon

September 12th, 2008 at 5:02 pm


It is AWESOME!!! First few trees I was literally hugging them but towards the end, became old hat! Love it and I’m not an athlete by any means :)

9 | DaniGirl

September 13th, 2008 at 8:55 am


Oooo, I have been wanting to do that for a year!! Can’t wait to hear about it. Have fun!

10 | thethinkingsquare

September 14th, 2008 at 9:37 am


My daughter went last fall to Lafleche for her b-day. Although she had her moments including tears out on a platform, she has signed up to do the supreme course this Thanksgiving weekend.

11 | Bonita

September 14th, 2008 at 8:36 pm


Here is another one you might enjoy…just opened this past week, lots of great scenery to boot.

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