Camp Highlights

  • An exclusive booking of the Glacier Circle Cabin
  • Get your very own alpine guide to show you around the maze of the glacier
  • A program which is covers skills like glacier travel but is open to everyone
  • COVID regulations in place

Dates & price

  • $350 +Tax per person for group of 4
  • $650 + Tac per person for group of 2
  • To help reduce the spread of COVID 19 this camp is for pods of people who are already in contact with each other. Minimum group size is 4.

Please call or email the office at 403-678-3200 ex: 218 or tmcconnery@alpineclubofcanada.ca to book this trip

Visit one of the ACC's most remote huts by traversing a glacier to get there.

If you and your pod are looking to get out of town, not see anyone else 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.
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?
Introductory

This program is designed for people who have a good base fitness but it doesn't require any previous knowledge of glacier travel.

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 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

We will provide a local alpine guide knowledgeable in the area with experience to cater to your group's needs.

This camp is guided by ACMG-certified alpine 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 -

Adventure Map

more information

  Email us
   403 678 3200 ext. 213

  Gear list
COVID protocols for camp

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

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)

Your Guides

Fred Amyot

Frederick Amyot is an ACMG/IFMGA Mountain Guide. Fred guides year-round in many different countries: France, Iceland, USA, and in Canada (from the West coast to the East); heli-skiing and ski touring in the winter and alpine climbing, hiking and rock climbing in the summer. Fred is part of the team coordinating the Mountaineering courses in the Adventure Studies Department at TRU and developing the mountains courses in the Adventure Certificate at Keilir University in Iceland. Fred is an alumni student from the ADVG program and completed the Bachelor Degree in Tourism Management.