Print-Friendly Version
Download to your Outlook Calendar
Pour toutes informations en français, s'il vous plaît contactez Yannick à

Two nights at Historic Abbot Hut (9/30/2017)

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page.For some events a payment may be required. Payment is not made directly to COC - please review event details fully for information about if and how you will be required to make payment.

You are STRONGLY encouraged to read this page in its entirety before signing up. If you'd like to attend, we ask that you abide by our rules and procedures as a time/cost saving process (with an end result of keeping membership free and lower cost events).

The Basics:
Event Type:Scramble
Event Location: Lake O'Hara Abbott Pass
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Sep 30 2017, Sun, Oct 1 2017, Mon, Oct 2 2017  8:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 6:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Mar 18 2017 12:00:00 PM
Event Duration:3 days
Difficulty Rating:D6: Difficult to Advanced
Event Coordinator(s): Lorrie W
Raihan Khan
You must be logged in to get the Event Coordinator contact information.
Member Cost:$135.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:18
Maximum No. Guests:0
Minimum Group Size:12
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:0
Number Registered So Far: 15 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No



Saturday morning we will arrive at the Lake O’Hara parking lot by 8am. We will board the 8:30am bus. As soon as we get to Lake O’Hara, we will start hiking towards Abbot Hut. The trail goes up the north shore of Lake O’Hara and then up some switchbacks to Lake Oesa. Here we will don helmets and trudge our way up the steep scree slope to Abbot Hut. At the Hut we can have a late lunch, and then enjoy the beautiful vistas on either side of the col between Mts Lefroy and Victoria. We will prepare and eat communal lactose-free and gluten-free dinners. If you have other requirements you'll have to arrange your own dinners. Folks will bring their own lunches/snacks.

Sunday everyone is responsible for their own breakfast and lunch. You are free to do what you like. You can chill out at the Hut or be outside all day. There’s lots of opportunities for photography. You can scramble a little bit on Mt Lefroy or on Mt Victoria (at your own risk with no help). Some of us are going to do the crazy scramble down and up again the main scree slope just for the exercise and then relaxing views at Lake Oesa. Around 6pm we will prepare and eat our second communal dinner.

Monday we will make an early start. By 10am all should have had breakfast, packed their bags, and be ready for the descent. After making our way down to Lake Oesa, we will take off southwards on the Yukness alpine circuit. Coming down the other end we’ll go to Opabin Lake, where we will sit and eat lunch. Depending on how much time we have, we’ll come down and visit the 7-waterfalls and then walk around the south shore of Lake O’hara before we get back to the bus stop to catch the last bus back.

Your coordinator has been to this hut twice so feel free to ask questions.


Required Items to Bring:
Climbing helmet (NO EXCEPTION)
Rain gear
Hiking poles
First aid kit
Ice axe
Head lamp
Warm layered winter
Sleeping bag
Toilet paper
3 lunches and 2 breakfasts
Beverages and snacks
Cash for carpool
Bear spray
Space in backpack to carry share of meals
National Park Pass or $$
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:The trail head is just off the Trans Canada highway on the south side. Look for signs on the highway for the Lake O'Hara parking lot. It is just across the Alberta/B.C. border, on the B.C. side - no more than a 15-minute drive from Lake Louise.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):380Km
Carpool Departure Time: 6:00 AM
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
** Calgary Transit Info
Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $83.60 (calculated at total Km * $0.22, effective Saturday, December 16, 2017). This is based on $0.12/Km for maintenance, plus current gas price divide by 9. Alternately your carpool driver may choose to split the maintenance cost plus the actual gas cost among all in the vehicle. Your carpool driver will confirm exactly how much money they require to cover costs. Please split the actual cost among all people in the vehicle.

The coordinator has the right to vet those who sign up. Anyone deemed to not have sufficient experience or fitness may be excluded from the trip.
- We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines at all times while participating in COC events.
- Details of this event are subject to undergo a change at any point in time, with or without warning.
- Questions about equipment or rentals? Contact the Event Coordinator for suggestions and recommendations.
- Notice any errors or problems in the information on this page? Please notify our Content Editor(s), Wendy W and Lynda H., at
- Support the club by purchasing a Premier Membership: $25 a year

Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$135.00/Person
Cost Includes:Hut, bus, wilderness pass, 2 dinners. You can get refunds if you are a member of ACC, or own a Parks Canada backcountry pass (not the same as National Park pass which we hang from vehicles).
Make a Payment:Although there is a cost for this event, you do not pay through the COC. Please review the event details carefully for information about how/where to make your payment.
Voluntary Donation:What is this?)
Suggested donation amount for this event is: $3.00/Person.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our Cancellation Policy carefully!
*Note: Please do not sign up unless you are comfortable with hiking and scrambling with heavy packs.