The Northern Extent of the Wapta
Being the most northerly of the huts on the Wapta Icefield, the Peyto
Hut is where a full traverse of the Wapta starts (or finishes). It
gives access to the excellent, moderate mountaineering challenges of
Peyto and Trapper Peaks, and Mts. Baker, Thompson and Rhondda, all of
which are popular ascents in both summer and winter.
The hut is cozy for groups up to 18 (16 in winter) and has amazing views across the icefields.
The hut has no source of heat but it is well insulated and warms up nicely from the propane stoves.
hut is situated on a bit of a moraine at the base of Mt. Thompson, but
all access routes to the hut involve glacier travel. The easiest access
is the 3-4 hour trip from the Bow Hut. Access from the Highway is via
Peyto Lake and takes 5-8 hours.