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Place Category: Club Hut
We haven’t been to this hut yet. Here is what the Columbia Valley Hut Society has to say…
This true wilderness cabin is located in a remote and rugged backcountry setting near the headwaters of Bobbie Burns Creek. Tenured as a BC Forest Service recreation site, this 6-person cabin was funded and built by the Columbia Valley Hut Society in September 1999. The cabin is named after Mark Kingsbury, the president of CMH at that time. Mark took a special interest in the building of the cabin, making several trips in to monitor its progress and personally donating the cabin door and windows from his own “under renovation” home. The hut was named for him posthumously the summer after it was completed.
This hard to access location in International Basin serves as a base for experienced recreationalists to pursue climbing and ski touring opportunities as well as explore old mining claim sites. The hut is also well suited for ski tourers on the Rogers Pass-Bugaboos traverse to enjoy a night of “civilized” living before heading back out for the remainder of their trip. *Note food caches flown in have become a problem, please ensure non-perishable food only in burnable containers (boxes). Relative inaccessibility, glacier travel and rugged terrain limits cabin availability to experienced backcountry users only.
Also see the CVHS’s important access updates.
Address: Kingsbury HutOperation: Non-ProfitFee: YesGuiding: Not ProvidedCatering: Not OfferedAccess:
Elevation (m): 2185Elevation (ft): 7170Maintained or Operated by: Columbia Valley Hut SocietySeason: