Camp Highlights

  • An exclusive booking of the Glacier Circle Cabin
  • Have your very own ACMG alpine guide show you around the maze of the glacier
  • A program which covers skills like glacier travel but is open to everyone
  • This camp is designed as a COVID Pod camp and is available for 1 pod (max 4)

Dates & Price 

      August 13th - 15th, 2022

      $3, 180 + Tax for 1 Pod ($795 / person for Pod of 4 OR $1, 060 / person for Pod of 3) 

To register your pod, please call the Mountain Adventures Coordinator at (403) 678 - 3200 ext. 213.


Upload Proof of Vaccination

Cross a Glacier To Visit One of Our Most Remote Huts

If you and your pod are looking to get out of town, avoid the pandemic, and go on a cool adventure, then this is the trip for you! No previous glacier travel experience required but you will spend 8 kilometres traversing the Illecillewaet Glacier and feel humbled by the peaks of the Southern Selkirks.

The Glacier Circle Cabin is located in the Dawson Range of the Selkirks, near a small lake in the deep cirque bound by Mt. Macoun, Mt. Fox, Mt Selwyn and Mt. Topham. The cabin is usually accessed via the Illecillewaet Neve (14 km from the Illecillewaet campground).

With a local guide, discounts on gear rentals and an exclusive booking of this off the beaten path hut we have you set for a great extended weekend adventure.

*Please note that in order to join any Alpine Club of Canada trip that is based out of a backcountry hut you will need to show proof that you are double vaccinated for COVID-19*

Camp Objectives

Visit and enjoy with your own group, the superb remote Glacier Circle Cabin.

Cross the magnificent Illecillewaet Icefield (over 8 km hiking on a superb glacier surrounding by magical peaks like Sir Donald) and drop down to this beautiful remote valley where Glacier Circle Cabin is located.

Enjoy this very remote cabin, the real and pure wilderness.

Explore the surrounding of the Devil group. Spend two nights at Glacier Circle before making the journey back to civilization.

Day by Day Adventure Itinerary 

 

  • Day 1: The first day of this camp will involve hiking 14kms, 8 of which are on the Illecilleweat Icefield. Learn the basics of glacier travel as you rope up with your guide leading the way through the maze of crevasses.
  • Day 2: Day two will involve exploring the area and checking the surrounding peaks in the Devil Group Mountains. There are lots of fun places to explore and amazing views. You guide will be able to point out climbing routes and name some of the peaks. With your group having a guide to themselves you can help shape the day and ask the guide to show you places that you want to check out.
  • Day 3: Day three will head back out down the Asulkan Valley and head home.
Is this Camp For Me?
Novice

This program is designed for people who have a good base fitness and at least an idea of what glacier travel is. This means you have worn a harness before or done a trip where you have roped up but you were not leading, just part of a trip. You need to be able to carry an overnight bag with food for 14km.

Food, Accommodation and Guiding

Food

To keep the cost of this course as low as possible for participants, food will not be provided as part of the course. If you like us to arrange food we can do so for $45/person/day through the backcountry food provider Peakeats.

Accommodation

Accommodation will be at the Glacier Circle Cabin. One few people can claim to have been to due to its remoteness and glacier travel knowledge required to get there.

Guiding

Our guiding ratio will be a maximum of 5:1 to give you plenty of one-to-one learning time with our excellent guides. The small groups also mean that you can split up based on objectives and pacing, and get the individualized attention needed to tackle more challenging alpine rock routes. 
The ACC hires guides certified by the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG). Visit the ACMG website to learn more about what they do!

Rentals

If you don't have everything on the gear list and aren't ready to invest in your own, there are many awesome local businesses that rent out all of the equipment you will need.  Be sure to reserve your rentals ahead of time to make sure everything you need is available for you when you need it.

  • Coming from the Bow Valley? Check out GearUp in Canmore. ACC members get 10% off all gear rentals!
  • Coming from Calgary? We recommend renting your gear from MEC, the University of Calgary Outdoors Center, or the Norseman.
  • Coming from the Revelstoke? Give Revelstoke Powder Rentals a try.

Your Guides

  • "Thanks for helping me to reach such a stunning location. What I really enjoyed was picking up little bits of knowledge to do this kind of thing on my own."
  • "What a stunning location for a hut!"
- 2019 Hut Discovery Program Participants -

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MORE INFORMATION

Please try to register online before calling. If you are having issues, have your emergency contact information and course questionnaire filled out before calling.

  Email us
  403 678 3200 ext. 213


Course Documents

Gear List 

Before registering, please review our Waivers and Liability page:

Trip Waivers and Liability Page


Cancellation policy and travel Insurance

Please be sure to review our cancellation policy before registering for ACC Adventures:
 
Cancellation Policy
We sell Tugo® Travel Insurance suitable for both ACC Adventures and personal trips

Travel Insurance


INCLUDED WITH YOUR CAMP FEE

  • 3 days of professional guiding by a fully certified ACMG alpine guide
  • 2 night accommodation at the Glacier Circle Cabin (exclusive booking)
  • Wilderness passes
  • All group gear

PARTICIPANTS MUST PROVIDE

  • Food for the trip
  • Transportation to meeting point at the Rogers Pass Discovery Centre parking lot
  • Personal gear (see gear list)

Organizing Fantastic ACC Adventures For Over 100 Years

  • Local Knowledge - based out of Canmore, AB, we know the Rockies region and the best local caterers, guides and porters
  • Dedicated resources - full-time office staff, ACMG guides and group equipment on-hand to ensure your trip runs smoothly
  • Not-for-profit - any money we make on camps and courses is reinvested into providing services for our members and the mountain community