Conrad Kain Hut
|This article relies largely or entirely on a single source. (November 2012)|
|Conrad Kain Hut|
Conrad Kain Hut
|Named for: Conrad Kain|
|Region||Bugaboo Provincial Park|
|Location||Bugaboo Provincial Park|
|Built by||Alpine Club of Canada|
|Style||Wood Framed Steiner Arch|
|Material||Metal Clad Wood|
|Operated by||Alpine Club of Canada|
|For public||Reservations required|
|Capacity||40 in summer or winter|
|Lighting / Cooking||hydro-electric power / Propane|
|Drinking water||Creek (boil or filter)|
|Human waste||Outhouse (helicoptered out)|
The hut was erected in 1972 and named after the renowned alpinist Conrad Kain who first visited the area in 1910. It was maintained by BC Parks until 2000, when responsibility was handed over to the Alpine Club.
The hut can be reached via a 3.5 km hike from the parking area (with 700m of elevation gain). The parking area is reached via a 45 km logging road from Brisco, North of Radium Hot Springs on Highway 95. BC Parks recommends that those who leave their cars here attempt to protect, with fences that are provided, their rubber hoses and cables (including brake cables) from the habits of the local porcupines. The hut is out of range of all cellular service.
The hut can accommodate about 40 sleepers comfortably. It is furnished with methane-powered lamps and a stove, along with hydro-electric power for electric lights, cooking, heating and even hot water. During the summer months, the hut houses a custodian from the Alpine Club of Canada, whose job is to collect fees, maintain the hut, and provide information about climbing in the area. It is the responsibility of the visiting climbers to clean up after themselves and leave the hut in better condition than when they arrived.