You agree to review and understand the Peak Mountain Guides Participant Release of Liability and Assumption Of Risk Agreement (the “Release”) before committing to the Program/Activity. In order to participate in the Program you are required to sign the Release. No modification to the Release is allowed.
Peak Mountain Guides reserves the right to change the itinerary of the Program, or cancel segments of the Program, at any time before or during the Program. In doing so, we will always act in good faith to retain the original goals of the program. In the event of a cancellation or alteration of a Program, Peak Mountain Guides is not responsible for expenses incurred in preparation for the Program, such as airfare or travel costs, or for additional expenses that are incurred due to the cancellation or alteration.
Peak Mountain Guides may direct the extent of your participation in the Program as deemed necessary for risk management.
Loss of equipment on loan to participants must be replaced (at the replacement cost) if lost.
Peak Mountain Guides does not provide rescue insurance or trip insurance for any of our trips. We strongly encourage our guests to purchase insurance that covers medical evacuation, repatriation, and medical expenses for the duration of their Peak program. Trip Cancellation Insurance is strongly recommended.
We recognize that deciding on the right insurance policy can become confusing and even trying. We’ve created this list to assist you in understanding the basics of this type of insurance and our suggestions for you. As our expertise lies in helping you to the top of mountains — not in the nuances of insurance policies — we strongly recommend that you address specific questions with your insurance agent and take time to thoroughly understand any policy you purchase.
If you opt out of trip insurance, there are a few other options listed below. Please decide what will work best for you and if you still have questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.
American Alpine Club Membership
AAC members in good standing are automatically enrolled in:
Colorado Outdoor Recreation Search and Rescue card (CORSAR)
By purchasing a CORSAR card you are contributing to Colorado’s Search and Rescue fund, which reimburses county rescue teams for the costs they incur to provide help. This is not an insurance card – search and rescue teams will always come to your aid.
The CORSAR card enrollment costs just $3 for one-year, and $12 for five-years, and can be purchased at over 300 retailers in the state. Or, you can purchase them online at: www.colorado.gov/dola/search-and-rescue-fund.
If you own and bring a Garmin inReach device and have an active satellite subscription, you should know that SOS calls are answered by GEOS. They are the world leader in emergency response solutions and monitoring. They’ve supported rescues in more than 140 countries, saving many lives in the process. And they’re standing by 24/7/365 to respond to your SOS, track your device and notify the proper contacts and emergency responders in your area. Then, while help is on the way, GEOS will continue to text back and forth with you, providing updates and critical information until your situation is resolved. Watch this informative video to learn more.
With your Garmin inReach subscription, it is possible to purchase additional GEOS Search and Rescue coverages as well as GEOS MEDIVAC coverage. More information is available at explore.garmin.com in the ‘account’ section.
The Peak Guide House
311 Main Street | Ouray CO 81427
Peak Mountain Guides, LLC
160 Liddell St. #C3 | Ridgway CO 81432
PO Box 2051 | Ridgway CO 81432