Elizabeth Parker hut

Elizabeth Parker Alpine Club Hut
The Elizabeth Parker hut is an alpine hut located in Yoho National Park in British Columbia at an altitude of 2040 metres (6,700 ft) in a small subalpine meadow about 500 metres west of Lake O'Hara.wikipedia
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Alpine Club of Canada

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It is maintained by the Alpine Club of Canada. The hut was named after the journalist Elizabeth Parker, one of the founding members of the Alpine Club of Canada (ACC).

Elizabeth Parker (journalist)

Elizabeth Parker
The hut was named after the journalist Elizabeth Parker, one of the founding members of the Alpine Club of Canada (ACC).
The Alpine Club of Canada maintains the Elizabeth Parker hut near Lake O'Hara, named in her honour.

Lake O'Hara

The Elizabeth Parker hut is an alpine hut located in Yoho National Park in British Columbia at an altitude of 2040 metres (6,700 ft) in a small subalpine meadow about 500 metres west of Lake O'Hara.
The Elizabeth Parker Alpine Club Hut is in the Meadows about a 15-minute walk from the Lodge.

Odaray Mountain

Mount Odaray
Drinking water is available 30 m to the north of the hut from the creek which runs down from Odaray Mountain but should be boiled or filtered.
The standard climbing route follows the southeast glacier and ridge starting from Elizabeth Parker hut.

Abbot Pass hut

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The hut is used as a base for mountaineering and a starting point for trips to the Abbot Pass hut.
Elizabeth Parker hut

Mountain hut

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The Elizabeth Parker hut is an alpine hut located in Yoho National Park in British Columbia at an altitude of 2040 metres (6,700 ft) in a small subalpine meadow about 500 metres west of Lake O'Hara.

Yoho National Park

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The Elizabeth Parker hut is an alpine hut located in Yoho National Park in British Columbia at an altitude of 2040 metres (6,700 ft) in a small subalpine meadow about 500 metres west of Lake O'Hara.

British Columbia

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The Elizabeth Parker hut is an alpine hut located in Yoho National Park in British Columbia at an altitude of 2040 metres (6,700 ft) in a small subalpine meadow about 500 metres west of Lake O'Hara.

Montane ecosystems

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The Elizabeth Parker hut is an alpine hut located in Yoho National Park in British Columbia at an altitude of 2040 metres (6,700 ft) in a small subalpine meadow about 500 metres west of Lake O'Hara.

Canadian Rockies

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It is surrounded by some of the most spectacular mountain scenery in the Canadian Rockies.

Arthur Oliver Wheeler

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For many years, climber and surveyor A.O. Wheeler had a desire to begin a Canadian alpine club "similar to the European and other big alpine clubs of the world".

Winnipeg Free Press

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Elizabeth Parker, then on the staff of the Winnipeg Free Press, chastised him for his lack of patriotism.

Winnipeg

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Largely due to the efforts of Elizabeth Parker and the Winnipeg Free Press, the Alpine Club of Canada was formed in Winnipeg on March 27, 1906.

Canadian Pacific Railway

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The present Wiwaxy cabin, built in 1912 by the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) was the first hut in the Lake O'Hara area.

Trans-Canada Highway

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The hut can be reached via Lake O'Hara Road, off the Trans-Canada highway from a parking area.

Lake Louise, Alberta

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The Lake O’Hara trailhead is located on the south side of the Trans-Canada, 12 km west of Lake Louise, Alberta and 13 km east of Field, British Columbia.

Field, British Columbia

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The Lake O’Hara trailhead is located on the south side of the Trans-Canada, 12 km west of Lake Louise, Alberta and 13 km east of Field, British Columbia.

Parks Canada

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The road is serviced in the summer months (mid-June to early October) by a Parks Canada bus, which picks passengers up at the Lake O’Hara parking lot four times daily.

Cumulative elevation gain

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The hike up the road involves 12 km of travel with 400 metres of elevation gain.

Backcountry

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Do not underestimate this approach; you are in the backcountry and there are 3 or 4 large avalanche paths across the road.

Avalanche

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Do not underestimate this approach; you are in the backcountry and there are 3 or 4 large avalanche paths across the road.

Stove

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The main hut consists of a large kitchen area and a living room which houses sleeping quarters, tables and a wood burning stove.

Firewood

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Firewood is stored behind the outhouse.

Splitting maul

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Users should replace all firewood used in the hut with cut and split wood from the pile.

Propane

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The main hut is equipped with propane powered lamps, stovetop and oven.