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, a very efficient wood stove 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!
Summer helicopter access packages
The Fairy Meadow Hut overland summer access route can be a pain, is overgrown and is a bigger undertaking than even the most experienced hikers are prepared to endure. Some still attempt the hike because the climbing at Fairy Meadow is world class and is comparable to the bugaboos, but with fewer people. The ACC now offers 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 late July through early September:
- 7-night package: Saturday to Saturday. $650.00 per person
- 4-night package: Saturday to Wednesday. $550.00 per person
- 3-night package: Wednesday to Saturday. $450.00 per person
All packages require a minimum group size of 5 people. Adjusted schedules may be accommodated where possible. Please speak with Michael Geertsema for more information.
Bookings for Hut plus Flight packages are made by contacting Michael Geertsema