Security and Safety

ARRIBA ADVENTURES is committed to promoting a positive learning environment that supports physical and emotional well-being of all participants. We take great pride in our safety management and risk assessment of all our outdoor programs.

All outdoor activities involve hazards like slipping, falling while negotiating obstacles. A simple day hike can become dangerous and potentially life threatening, due to error in judgment or the unpredictable forces of nature.

The remoteness of the areas in which we operate can create complex emergency situations that have no simple solutions. The majority of medical incidents (sprains, fever, cold, diarrhea, etc.) may be treated in the field. A more serious incident, such as a fracture, will require evacuation of the patient to a medical facility.

IVA will use its dedicated vehicles transport during the programs. It must be realized that IVA has no control over their operational safety and expertise, other than only supervising their efficient functioning to meet our schedules.

It is very important you understand that there are risks. IVA does not guarantee your safety but will do everything within reasonable means, to keep you safe. The risk of injury, even serious injury or death, is unavoidable in the outdoor environment in which we operate. Indeed, much of the value of a IVA course lies in learning how to identify hazards and adapt behavior, not only on the course, but also for a lifetime of enjoying the outdoors.

Good physical conditioning and a positive mental attitude are essential. Each participant plays an important role in the success of a IVA program. Due to wide variety of programs and locations, it should be generally assumed that participants will sleep outdoors, generally in groups, sometimes prepare their own meals and are expected to take care of themselves without supervision in weather conditions that can be extreme. Before you arrive, thoroughly read all materials we send you, and contact us if you have questions.

Careful and meticulous planning goes into each activity, the game chosen and the equipment used. Team leaders are qualified persons or have great depth and sufficient experience in the area of work. Participants are briefed upon arrival, about the program schedule, terrain involved and how to take care of themselves. They are given a set of do’s and don’ts so that they are well informed.