Neil Colgan Hut

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Neil Colgan Hut
alpine hut
Neil colgan hut jul 07.jpg
Neil Colgan Hut taken from Mount Bowlen - July 2007
Named for: Neil Colgan
Country  Canada
Province  British Columbia
Region Kootenay National Park
Location Prospectors Valley
 - elevation 2,957 m (9,701 ft)
 - coordinates 51°17′42″N 116°11′12″W / 51.29500°N 116.18667°W / 51.29500; -116.18667Coordinates: 51°17′42″N 116°11′12″W / 51.29500°N 116.18667°W / 51.29500; -116.18667
Built by Alpine Club of Canada
Style Metal Shelter cabin
Material Metal
Governed by Parks Canada
Operated by Alpine Club of Canada
For public Reservations required
Capacity 18 in summer / 16 in winter
Heating None
Lighting / Cooking Propane
Sleeping Dormitory style
Drinking water Creek (boil or filter)
Human waste Outhouse (helicoptered out)
Neil Colgan Hut is located in British Columbia
Neil Colgan Hut
Location of the hut in British Columbia

The Neil Colgan Hut (2,957 metres or 9,701 feet) is an alpine hut located on the Fay Glacier in Kootenay National Park in British Columbia, Canada. It is situated in a col between Mount Little and Mount Bowlen, which is one of the peaks overlooking The Valley of the Ten Peaks. The hut is maintained by the Alpine Club of Canada and is the highest permanent structure in Canada.[1]

The hut sleeps 18 in the summer and 16 in the winter and is equipped with propane-powered lamps and stovetop.[2] There is one outdoor drum toilet at this facility.

Reaching the hut from Fay Hut requires approximately 4 to 6 hours of glacier travel, or 8 to 12 hours climbing the Perren Route[3] from Moraine Lake.



  1. ^ Kariel, Herbert G; Kariel, Patricia E (1986). Alpine Huts in the Rockies, Selkirks and Purcells. Banff, Alta.: Alpine Club of Canada. p. 42. ISBN 9780920330180. OCLC 25165072.  Also OCLC 16019218 and OCLC 123203042.
  2. ^ "Neil Colgan Hut". Alpine Club of Canada. Retrieved 2012-03-25. 
  3. ^ "Perren route to Neil Colgan Hut". Summit Post. Retrieved 2012-03-25. 

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