2015 ORS 404.305¹
Assumption of risk of wilderness travel or mountain climbing
  • use and effect of electronic signaling devices

(1) In accordance with ORS 31.600 (Contributory negligence not bar to recovery) and notwithstanding ORS 31.620 (Doctrines of last clear chance and implied assumption of risk abolished) (2), an individual who engages in wilderness travel or mountain climbing accepts and assumes the inherent risks of wilderness travel or mountain climbing.

(2) The Legislative Assembly recognizes that the use of electronic signaling devices can aid in locating wilderness travelers or mountain climbers who require search and rescue, but that the use of such devices may be required in unpredictable circumstances which may not result in successful function of such devices. [Formerly 401.615]


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 404—Search and Rescue, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors404.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.