Team managers please fill out this form to complete your team’s registration in the Hillary Challenge 6hr. Please also ensure that the principal(s) of the school(s) this form relates to has agreed to the students participating. 

Hillary Challenge – Medical/Consent Form

Please fill in this form as accurately as possible for all participants attending the event.

  • If combining with another school to form a team, please include both names.
  • Choose the correct event/date that this medical/consent form is being filled out for.
  • Please provide the details for all students who are participating in the event. It is important that this is done accurately as we need to capture this information as part of our safety management system. To add additional students click the small plus sign at the end of each column. NOTE – if you have a large number of student names to input, you can opt to ‘Save and Continue’ through the link at the bottom of this form.
    Student first name/surnameParent phone no.Parent emailYear levelMedical conditionsCurrent/pre-existing injuries 
  • Disclosure of Risk

    The Hillary Challenge is a non-profit event organised by Hillary Outdoors Education Centres with the help of experienced outdoor staff and volunteers. Hillary Outdoors designs the challenge format and maps and coordinates the entries from schools. It also provides the staff and volunteers with generic hazard management and briefing information and the framework for scoring the challenges. Hazard management information will also be shared with the person registering the team(s) for each school, so this can be shared with the students prior to starting the challenge. Each Hillary Challenge 6hr event is slightly different in terms of its location and exact format, but the students could be involved in some, or all of the following activities – Orienteering/Rogaining, Kayaking and/or Standup paddling (where appropriate), Mountain biking and Problem Solving. These activities contain some element of risk. This risk is countered by comprehensive safety plans and by supervising the activities with experienced adults. It is important for safety purposes that students follow instructions given to them in any briefings and are aware of the possible risks. The students will be unsupervised for much of the challenge as they make their way around the course as a team, so are essentially responsible for managing their own safety whilst on the foot and mountain bike sections. It should also be understood that because of the changeable and unpredictable nature of the outdoors, that the risk can never be reduced to zero. Hazards exist in these activities that may result in serious injury or even death. The types of hazards include: slippery conditions, uneven ground, heights, cold and changeable weather, high winds, hypothermia, hyperthermia, sunstroke/sunburn, dehydration, water, moving at speed e.g. when cycling and vehicle travel (to/from and around the event).
  • Acknowledgement of the Risks

    It is understood that there are certain risks associated with outdoor activities in the Hillary Challenge that cannot be reduced to zero. We know that we are able to ask any questions of Hillary Outdoors to gain a better understanding of the activities and challenges before deciding whether to take part, and that the final decision about whether to take part or not, is over to each individual. If we decide to take part, we understand that the experienced staff running the challenge will disclose any known hazards and identify correct procedures to deal with these, and that it is necessary for us to follow these. If the staff have taken all reasonable precautions to ensure our safety, and we act outside of this advice, then we acknowledge that we do so at our own risk and we release Hillary Outdoors and all event staff and volunteers from liability for the consequences of our actions. It is understood that photos and/or videos may be taken of us during the event and possibly used for general promotion and in social media posts by Hillary Outdoors and event sponsors.