Explore the Adamants and Gothics from the comfort of Fairy Meadow Hut
This new 8-day, 2:1 ratio climbing camp is for people who have done it all and want to explore a new area, or for adventurers who want to experience the best of what the ACC’s hut system and the Selkirk Mountains have to offer.
Why are we planning a trip to the Adamants? Imagine the rock quality of the Bugaboos, subtract the crowds, add a comfortable hut with a wood-fired sauna, and top it all off with a camp cook and helicopter-accessed approach. You’ll have the perfect combination of remote, challenging mountaineering and modern convenience.
The Adamant and Gothic groups are composed of dramatic dark granite, surrounded by long glaciers. The rock quality is generally excellent, with an array of routes of varying difficulty. The area is increasing in popularity, but the difficulty of access (either by helicopter from Golden, or by logging road plus a long hike in up the ACC’s recently cleared trail) keeps the crowds away. To maximize climbing time and minimize travel time, this camp will travel to the hut by helicopter. You’ll meet in Golden and carpool to the staging area, where Alpine Helicopters will pick you and your bags up.
Once at the hut, you’ll share living space and a camp cook with our 55+ Hiking and Mountaineering Camp. You can expect simple but hearty cooking, designed to give you the energy to tackle the mountaineering objectives accessible from your doorstep. The 2:1 client to guide ratio means that you'll be able to split into small groups to tackle more challenging objectives. The hut provides a comfortable base to organize your gear, share the day’s stories over group meals, and relax in the wood-fired sauna. On the way out, you'll hike down the recently cleared trail to the logging road, where you'll be picked up by shuttle and driven back to Golden. If you would prefer to avoid the hike out, the office may be able to arrange a helicopter transfer for a surcharge.
We’re able to accommodate most allergies, medical dietary restrictions and vegetarian diets. Additional surcharges apply for vegan, lactose-free, or gluten-free diets. Participants are expected to help the camp staff with food preparation and kitchen chores. While we make every effort to ensure that our meals are nourishing and as universally appealing as possible, the nature of the camp means that we are not able to cater to individual food preferences (likes and dislikes). We take medical dietary restrictions very seriously, and will be in contact with you to make accommodations for allergies.