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Excerpts — Risk Management in Outdoor and Adventure Programs

Reduce the probability and severity of accidents

Risk is an essential element in the conduct of any guided or adventure program.

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Plan to meet the standard of care

Failure to meet the standard is negligence, and the person proven negligent is liable for any damages caused by such negligence. The standard is not subject to a precise definition and is judged on a case-by-case basis.

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Can good judgment lead to a misadventure?

Good judgment and decision making characterize effective outdoor leaders.

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