Summer - World class granite mountaineering
There is a very good reason why the ACC has held its General Mountaineering Camp in the Fairy Meadow area on four separate occasions since 1981 – the place is awesome! The Adamant Group of the Selkirk Mountains provides climbers and backcountry skiers with a wealth of fantastic opportunities. The peaks here are mainly granitic and there are several classic routes of various lengths and difficulty to challenge all types of climbers.
Built in 1965 by the ACC as a project proposed and largely overseen by William Putnam, the hut has since seen extensive renovations which have transformed the two-storey wooden building into a deluxe backcountry destination. With a complete propane system which includes an oven for baking, two very efficient wood stoves and a fully stocked cooking area, comfort is guaranteed. There is sleeping space for 20 on the second level and a spacious common room with adequate space for hanging gear. A large and very hot wood-burning sauna is an absolute treat on those clear, cold winter nights!
New for summer 2019 – hut plus flight packages
The Fairy Meadow Hut overland summer access route can be a pain – particularly with a mountaineering pack. For summer 2019, the ACC is offering hut plus flight packages for those who want to travel with a bit more gear and save their uphill walking mojo for the peaks.
Hut plus flight Packages
The following hut plus flight packages are available from July 20 to August 24, 2019:
- 7-night package: Saturday to Saturday. $650.00 per person (including all taxes). Includes outward and return flight along with 7 nights accommodation.
- 4-night package: Saturday to Wednesday. $550.00 per person (including all taxes). Includes outward and return flight along with 4 nights accommodation.
- 3-night package: Wednesday to Saturday. $450.00 per person (including all taxes). Includes outward and return flight along with 3 nights accommodation.
All packages require a minimum group size of 5 people.
Bookings are made by emailing Michael Geertsema
at the national office.