Adamants Granite

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.

Level of Difficulty: Advanced Intermediate

This camp is meant for people with previous mountaineering and rock climbing experience. You can expect moderate climbing objectives and long days. While the helicopter flight in avoids the most challenging part of the approach, you should still be prepared to carry your overnight bag on the 6-8 hour hike out.

Details

  •  July 8 - 15, 2018
  • $2,995 + tax
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Camp Itinerary

  • Day 1:Meet in Golden, and take shuttle to staging area. Fly in to Fairy Meadow Hut.>/li>
  • Day 2-7: Climb (various objectives possible).
  • Day8: Hike down Fairy Meadow trail to meet shuttle, drive back to Golden.

Gear, Food & Lodging

INCLUDED
  • Instruction and Guiding throughout the camp (2:1 Guide/Client ratio)
  • Accommodation at the Fairy Meadow Hut
  • Flight to Fairy Meadow Hut
  • Shuttle from Golden, B.C.  to staging area
  • Shuttle out from Fairy Meadow Trailhead to Golden, B.C.
  • All meals from lunch on day 1, to lunch on day 8
  • All group gear
PARTICIPANTS MUST PROVIDE
  • Transportation to and from the meeting area in Golden
  • Breakfast on Day 1 and dinner on day 8
  • Personal gear

Adamants Granite Camp Staff

Derek Glowacki

Darek lives in Revelstoke. He is a certified ACMG - IFMGA Mountain Guide. He instructs and guides mountain adventures year-round and holds a special place in his heart for the beauty and solitude that can be found in the Selkirk Mountains.