Mount Fay & The Neil Colgan Hut - 3 Days

 

This is one of our favorite trips. Never lacking in character, this trip has it all. Passing the shores of Moraine Lake we hike into a Basin below the face of Mount Bowlen. Endless 4th class quartzite and 5 pitches of technical alpine rock (up to 5.6) give access to the Fay Glacier above. From here we weave in and around crevasses on the final leg of the approach to the Neil  Colgan Hut, seated on the shoulder of Mount Little... and that's only the first day.

 

Staying at the Neil Colgan Hut (the highest habitable dwelling in Canada) allows us to travel light and gives comfortable accomodation while on the program.  The West Ridge and North Face routes of Mount Fay, as well as Mount Little are all accessible from the hut and will be our main objectives for the trip.

 

 

 

 

 


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Is This Trip For You?

 

This Trip requires an intermediate level of fitness. The climbing is never overly difficult, however it is true Alpine Rock Climbing. The exposure on both the Perren approach to the Neil Colgan Hut as well as the ridges on both Fay and Little have significant amounts of exposure. Despite that, it is a trip that we have guided with many guests as their first taste of technical climbing in the alpine.

 

 

 

 


What's Included

 

Pricing includes Guiding Services, Out-trip meals, Hut Accommodation, Backcountry Wilderness Pass, and a reservation for our stay at the Neil Colgan Hut. It also includes the use of our new, technical equipment excluding mountaineering boots which you will need to provide on your own. The trip does not include accommodation prior to, or after the program. or the required pass for entry to the National Parks.

 

Trip cancellation insurance is highly recommended. Please visit the Simpson Group for more information on their insurance products.

 

 


Guide to Guest Ratios

 

1:2 - 1 Guide per 2 Guests are the maximum allowable ratios due to the more technical nature of the terrain on this trip.