Lloyd McKay Hut

Gripped - - THE HUT -

Found high on a nar­row, rocky shoul­der of Mount Lit­tle Al­berta, this small hut is sur­rounded by some of the most spec­tac­u­larly rugged ter­rain in all of the Rock­ies. It is sim­i­lar in de­sign to the Cas­tle Moun­tain Hut and of­fers a com­fort­able shel­ter for clim­bers en route to Mount Al­berta or as a base for other ob­jec­tives in the area. The hut and out­house re­ceived a com­plete makeover in the months be­fore the 75th an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tions of the first as­cent of Mount Al­berta.

A com­post­ing out­house was in­stalled thanks to the joint fundrais­ing ef­forts of the Ja­panese Alpine Club and the Alpine Club of Canada. The hut in­te­rior was com­pletely ren­o­vated and is now a very com­fort­able place to re­lax, pre­pare din­ner, wait out a storm or plan your ven­tures up the sur­round­ing peaks.

The lo­ca­tion of this hut is spec­tac­u­lar and it is nor­mally reached in a sin­gle day by a stren­u­ous hike from the Ice­field Park­way, up Wool­ley Creek and over Wool­ley Shoul­der. It sleeps six and has one of the most in­ter­est­ing log books in Canada, with en­tries from some of the world’s best clim­bers. Head south down the plateau and en­joy the views of North Twin and the Black Hole.

To book a hut, call the Alpine Club of Canada 403-678-3200 ext. 0 be­tween 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 p.m., seven days a week

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