Our activities involve a certain amount of known and unknown risk.
Montana Whitewater assumes no responsibility for injuries, death, financial losses or damage to clients' property caused by or occurring during participation in any of the activities we offer.
Participants must assume responsibility for having sufficient skill and fitness to participate in the activities offered by Montana Whitewater. Participants must also certify that they have no medical, mental or physical conditions which could interfere with their abilities to participate in the activities. They must also assume and bear the cost of all risks that may be created, directly or indirectly, by any such condition.
We require that all participants acknowledge and expressly assume all risks associated with participation in our activities by reading and signing a Montana Whitewater Release, Waiver and Assumption of Risk agreement prior to participation.
Basic Guide to River Classification.
Every river is different, and different factors can influence classifiation (this includes length of rapid, weather conditions, wilderness considerations and type of boat).
We often use a + or - to indicate that a rapid is between classes.
Clear, wide channels with small waves. No obstructions or hazards.
Slightly larger, more frequent waves. Little or no obstructions or hazards. Little Maneuvering required.
More maneuvering required, bigger waves.
Waves up to four feet in height. Some obstructions present. Maneuvering required.
More skillful maneuvering required. Obstructions that can be challenging due to length of rapid.
Difficult with large frequent waves and obstructions. Very skillful maneuvering required.
Large frequent waves which are often unavoidable. Techincal rapids with many hazards and obstructions present.
The upper limit of navigation attempted only career risk takers.