Ab­bot Pass Hut National His­toric Site of Canada plaque states

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Built in 1922, this sturdy shel­ter is a unique and en­dur ing mon­u­ment to the Swiss guides, who first came to the Rocky Moun­tains in 1899 un­der the aus­pices of the Cana­dian Pa­cific Rail­way. It was pat­ter ned on ex­am­ples in the Swiss Alps. All mater ials, apart from the stone, were car r ied by pack horses past the Lower Vic­tor ia Glacier, then by the guides to the pass sum­mit. Never again was such an ar­du­ous feat un­der­taken in the national parks. The shel­ter has served as a high-al­ti­tude base for gen­er­a­tions of climbers, here in the cra­dle of Cana­dian moun­taineer ing.

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