Hi and welcome to the Ottawa-Gatineau Adventurers Meetup,
We are an informal group of people with a common interest in outdoor and wilderness activities: from day outings like hiking, cycling, paddling, xc skiing and snowshoeing to multi-day trips like backpacking and canoe camping. All skill levels are welcome to join the group though Hosts may require a certain level of experience, preparedness and fitness for more demanding outings.
Have an idea for a day trip, weekend trip or multi-day adventure? Anyone can post a day trip by suggesting an event from the main page, though you should have experience with the meetup group and the meetup group should have experience with you before you should post more risky outings (i.e. paddling, scrambling, rock climbing, caving, etc.) or multi-day adventures - but you can still start a thread about it on the discussion board.
Hope to see you all out and about,
The Leadership Team
********************DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY*******************
All Events, Outings and Activities posted on the Ottawa-Gatineau Adventurers Meetup are entirely at your own risk. They have inherent dangers that may result in extensive costs, serious and life impacting illness(es), serious and life impacting injury(ies) and even death.
The website is simply a means of bringing people of similar interests together and the Hosts are simply looking for people with whom they can share the Events, Outings and Activities they enjoy.
Organizers and Hosts are volunteers, not professionals. The Ottawa-Gatineau Adventurers Meetup does not check or review their experience, their training, nor their backgrounds. Hosts only have their own personal experience and training to draw upon with respect to the Outings they post.
Nor can the Ottawa-Gatineau Adventurers, its Organizers or Hosts, ensure Attendees are capable of or adequately prepared for the Outings and Activities in which they participate, or anticipate everything that might happen or even everthing that Attendees might do. This is why you assume full responsibility for your own safety and well being when participating in the Outings and Activities posted here.
Please see the following link with respect to risk and safety in the Ottawa-Gatineau Adventurers Meetup:
********************NOTE TO OUTING HOSTS*******************
(i.e. if you post events or participate in the organization of the meetup group itself):
1) You don't have to be an organizer on this site to post a trip. However, if you are added to the organizer list you'll have access to a few more features on this site, like the ability to email everyone who has RSVPed for your trip. If you would like to be added as an Event Organizer or participate in the leadership team let us know.
2) When posting an event schedule it for the time people should start collecting at the car pooling location. Then post in the event description the departure time from this location (10-15 minutes later) and the time you expect to arrive at the event location. I would also recommend posting a google maps link with the directions from the car-pooling location to where the event will be taking place in the event description.
3) Provide people with some idea of the difficulty and duration of the event so that people know whether it is something of which they are capable and for which they have sufficient time. A 15km hike on predominantly flat terrain is very different from a 15km hike up to the top of a peak and back. If the event requires special gear this should also be included in the description.