During a First Descents Program, participants will have the opportunity to partake in various activities. These activities can be strenuous and will occur in the outdoors away from immediate medical care. The risk of participation is increased by certain physical and mental conditions. Thus, it is important to screen every applicant for such conditions.
The purpose of this Participant Form is to provide the First Descents staff with a comprehensive understanding of your current medical condition. Your responses regarding your own medical fitness for participation in the First Descents Program described below (the “Program"), is requested to help the First Descents team provide you with an enjoyable and safe Program.
Please answer the following questions as thoroughly and accurately as possible. If you are not currently experiencing any of the conditions referenced herein, but your medical condition subsequently changes and includes any of the conditions referenced in this Participant Form or in the Participant Form Release Policies, attached hereto, please advise First Descents immediately. It is your responsibility to ensure that the content of this Participant Form is accurate and complete at all times prior to the Program and during the Program.
You must complete and sign this Participant Form in order to participate in the Program. A positive response to a question does not necessarily disqualify you from participating. Rather, the First Descents Medical Review Team will make a determination, based on the information in this Participant Form and the Doctor Form as to whether or not you are approved to participate in the Program.
If you have any additional questions regarding this Participant Form, please review this form with your physician before submitting to First Descents. For additional information regarding First Descents Program policies and procedures, please review the First Descents Policies attached.