A. O. Wheeler Meet Up - July Long Weekend

Glacier National Park, British Columbia

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The Lady Alliance
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Jun 29 - Jul 2, 2018
Group size: 10-24
A. O. Wheeler Meet Up - July Long Weekend
Glacier National Park, British Columbia

The Lady Alliance
  • Email address verified
2 reviews

289 CAD
Jun 29 - Jul 2, 2018
Group size: 10-24

About this trip

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This is YOUR adventure!


This all ladies meet up is at your own pace. Enjoy the back country cabin, challenge yourself on hikes, capture the beauty of the mountains, relax with morning yoga, and more!

Join us while we explore Rogers Pass and Glacier National Park, and most importantly meet and connect with other female adventurers!

 
Thanks to the Alpine Club of Canada we have exclusive access to the A. O. Wheeler Hut for The Lady Alliance Adventure Meet Ups! 


"Strangers had the opportunity to become friends. When it’s all women, you take lead, push further, you laugh harder, and you summit that mountain." - Kieren Britton - The Lady Alliance A O Wheeler Meet Up. 


"This community and my experience on their First Annual Adventure to the A.O. Wheeler Hut in Glacier National Park, has left such a positive imprint in my life. For someone who was new to the hiking world at the beginning of this summer, it was very easy to find inspiration on social media, which usually turned into being overwhelmed. The true inspiration came from when I discovered The Lady Alliance." - Kelsey Derkach - The Lady Alliance A O Wheeler Meet Up


See FAQ's here! 


 **This is one of our 3 long weekend options! If this weekend doesn't work for you, check out more in our trips!** 

Schedule

This trip's schedule is flexible.


Are you a morning person? Grab other morning hikers and head out first thing in the morning.

Are you a yoga person? Join us as we go through a yoga session together Saturday and Sunday each morning.


Are you not feeling a hike that day? Check out mellow walks or sights in the area.

Directions

Coming from out of western Canada?


We suggest flying into the Calgary airport as a first choice, or the Kelowna airport as a second choice. 


From Calgary, total drive time: 3 hrs 45 min


From Kelowna, total drive time: 3 hrs 20 min

- Accessed via Illecillewaet Campground Rd  

​- 3.5 km W of Rogers Pass Information Centre

​- Parking at the hut


​Click to view in Google Maps

The Hut

There is a parking lot very close to the hut. Walk only 2 minutes up to the hut from your vehicle. 


Carrying on the tradition of the Glacier House which was closed in 1925 and now exists only as a few concrete foundation pieces, the Wheeler Hut serves as a base for the legendary powder skiing of the Rogers Pass area. In summer there are numerous opportunities for climbing and hiking.


This is the birthplace of alpinism in North America. Many of the routes are steeped in tradition and history, an interesting fact to remember as you reach for that next impeccable quartzite handhold or take that next footstep along one of the many trails which wind through the lush cedar forests that dominate the region.


This is the one and only ACC hut which can be reached by vehicle in summer. Winter access is a mere 2 km along a well-broken and level trail.


It is difficult to convey to the first time visitor the number and quality of the summer and winter day trips possible from the hut. The potential is outstanding from this single hut including summer hikes to Asulkan Pass or up the Great Glacier Trail to the Illicilewaet Glacier, summer climbs to Sapphire Col, Mt. Sir Donald, and Avalanche Peak; winter ski tours to Young’s Peak, the Seven Steps of Paradise, the Dome Glacier – the list goes on and on. Go and explore for yourself, you will not be disappointed!


The Wheeler Hut is quite luxurious! A propane system provides the cooking and lighting, with two wood stoves for heating. The hut also provides sleeping pads, but has no bedding. Please keep in mind that this is a backcountry hut, and is the perfect place for your wilderness experience. 


General: 3 .5 km west of Rogers Pass Info Center
Map and Grid Reference: 82N/6 (Blaeberry), Grid Reference 657791
Hut Elevation: 1250 m (4100 ft)
GPS: NAD83 11U 465700E 5679300N
Lat / Long: 51°15’ 48”-117°29’ 24”



What to Pack

- Sleeping bag (Sleeping pad is available at the cabin)

-Eating utensils

-Clothing for hikes and yoga (anticipate cool nights)

-Toiletries 

-Camera and equipment

-Hiking shoes

- Good hiking socks
- Water bottles

- Hiking day pack and accessories

- Head lamp

- Phone or accessory battery pack or charger (no electricity at hut)

Things to note

Registration can only be completed once you have read our terms and conditions. Please read our Terms and Conditions before continuing.


This adventure will be cancelled if we do not have enough registrants. In the case of a cancellation, we will refund your ticket purchase.


No refunds available after the time of registration. 

What’s included

  • Accommodation
    Everyone fits in the A O Wheeler Hut. This trip only books until the capacity of the hut is filled.
  • Meals
    Everyone pitches in when cooking and cleaning at this meet up.
  • Morning Yoga
    Enjoy a morning outdoor yoga session with Bula Yoga
  • Hiking Guides
    This is a multi-day meet up. Ladies will be assuming the risk of the hikes. The Lady Alliance asks that everyone hikes in groups of no less than 6, and sticks together throughout the hike.
  • Transportation
    Once at the hut all hikes are accessible by foot. A facebook group will be created so that carpooling can be arranged if need be.

Itinerary

Friday Evening
Meet Up Schedule

Friday night is your night to get to know everyone. There are some books and games at the hut, as well as some snacks for everyone to dig in to. 


If you are the first to arrive you will be given a door code to enter the cabin. Everyone will slowly arrive throughout the evening. 


At 8 pm The Lady Alliance Representative coordinating the trip will bring everyone into the main room to have an official welcome. 


During the welcome chat we will discuss safety precautions that must be followed during the time of the meet up. We will also review any gear that will be used, and hand out waviers and information packages for everyone. 


We will also discuss food prep and clean up. 


Remember: This trip's schedule is flexible. You will get to decide how far you want to go each day.

Who’s Going

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Sierra Swanson
HS
Heather Shepherd
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Samantha Spagrud

Your Organizer


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The Lady Alliance
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As one of Canada’s largest all female adventure communities The Lady Alliance strives to break down barriers and get women outside. Our goal is to provide adventures and courses for women, connecting them to a growing community of adventurer-seekers world-wide. The Lady Alliance is a highly engaged community, looking to create a safe and encouraging space where ladies can grow, learn and explore together. "WOW! This past September long weekend, I participated in an amazing weekend of adventure organized by The Lady Alliance. I did not know any of the other ladies before this weekend so I was unsure what to expect but within the first few hours I felt like I had instantly made 28 new friends!" - Amanda Bonner - The Lady Alliance Facebook Page.

Reviews

It was a great group to experience my first hike with! Definitely will do out again :)
I had an amazing time and met some great people, that I hope to continue to hike with in the future. I will be recommending future hiking meetups and events with The Lady Alliance to others and I will definitely be attending other events myself.

References

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The Lady Alliance absolutely mastered the perfect balance of providing courses and trips that are appealing and challenging, while combining like-minded women with common goals, all in beautiful locations with awesome leaders, guides, and representatives! I will definitely be signing up for more courses in the future, and I suggest that you do the same!
By Katie Schneider on Feb. 22, 2018