Experience the Wapta from a different angle, and come visit our newest hut!
Photo by Lawrence White
Breaking trail into another beautiful area
Starting our camp at Bow Lake, we will spend two nights at the Bow Hut, two at the new Louise & Richard Guy Hut and two at the classic Stanley Mitchell Hut. This route will take you over two new glaciers (Yoho and des Poilus) for those that have been on the Wapta already. The days are strategically planned to allow opportunities for different adventures. Everyone on our camp will travel across the icefields together, but there will also be a great deal of flexibility. The camp can be many different things to different people: participants can learn the basics of winter alpine travel, bag winter summits, do their first ski traverse or just hunt powder.
Photo by Kellen Scott
Summit sought-after peaks
There will be time and opportunities (if you so desire) to summit some coveted peaks. Possible ski-mountaineering objectives include Mount Rhondda (3,055m), St. Nicholas (2,970m), Olive (3,130m), Gordon (3,202m), Collie (3,116m), Yoho (2,760m), McArthur (3,015m) and the President (3,138m) and Vice President (3,066m) in the Yoho Valley. Our route will take you around these peaks. As you can see there are plenty of opportunities to get up some mountains, so start your training regime now.
Each evening will be spent enjoying great food, telling tall tales in our cozy huts and recuperating for the next day’s adventures. On your way out, there are two possible exits. Each way ends at the Cathedral Mountain Chalets but the Ice Line exit, with a bit more energy on your last day, allows breathtaking vistas of the Waputnik Icefields. This decision will be made by all camp participants.
This camp filled up quickly last year! Register soon to avoid disappointment.
Slider photos by Lawrence White & Kellen Scott