Olive Hut

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Place Category: Club HutPlace Tags: BC and Canada

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  • We haven’t been to the Olive Hut, so here is what the CVHS has to say…

    The Olive Hut, perched high above the Forster Basin on the edge of the Catamount glacier,  serves as a high elevation base for climbing, complex traverses of Catamount and North Star Glaciers, and ski mountaineering.  It sits on a granite rib on the east edge of the glacier and provides a panoramic view of Mt. Harmon, Black Fang and other nearby peaks.

    Built in 1991, this small stone hut was a joint project between the B.C. Forest Service, the Olive family and the Columbia Valley Hut Society.  It was built in memory of Peter and Brenda Olive who died in separate mountain helicopter accidents.  Both were avid hikers and skiers who cherished their time in the mountains.

    Only mountaineers and hikers with glacier travel experience should use this area.

    The Olive Hut becomes crowded if party size exceeds 4 (suitable tenting space is also available).  Melting snow is the only on-site water supply.

    Image by SteveOs on SummitPost. Hope that’s cool Steve.

  • Address: Olive Hut
    Operation: Non-Profit
    Fee: Yes
    Guiding: Not Provided
    Catering: Not Offered
    Access: Snowmobile
    Elevation (m): 2670
    Elevation (ft): 8678
    Maintained or Operated by: Columbia Valley Hut Society
    • Summer
    • Winter
    Capacity: 4
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