Lloyd McKay 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