A. O. Wheeler Meet Up - August Long Weekend

Glacier National Park

The Lady Alliance
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18 reviews
Aug 3 - 6, 2018
Group size: 10 - 27
A. O. Wheeler Meet Up - August Long Weekend
Glacier National Park

The Lady Alliance
  • Email address verified
18 reviews

Aug 3 - 6, 2018
Group size: 10 - 27

About this trip


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!

"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. 

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

"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 - 

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!**


 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.

We all cook and clean together, so we encourage everyone to be around the hut during meals. 


 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

See Google Map here

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)

- Yoga Mat

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
    Accommodation at the A. O. Wheeler Hut
  • Meals
    Meals are provided. We will all cook and clean together.
  • Morning Yoga
    Balu Yoga will be joining us both Saturday and Sunday morning for a perfect wake up in the mountains.
  • Transportation
    We will create a Facebook event for attendees to coordinate carpooling if need be.
  • 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


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

Your Organizer

The Lady Alliance
18 reviews
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.


I went on my own and I was welcomed like an old friend from Kieren and Sonia. It was a great weekend and I would recommend going alone as it forces you to step outside of your comfort zone. Thank you Lady Alliance
I had a really great time hiking and eating pizza with some wonderful ladies! Thankyou first arranging an oportunity to check out one of the hikes Saskatchewan has to offer!
This weekend is one of the best I’ve ever had!! I went into the weekend concerned that I’d be the oldest one there or not be able to keep up in the hikes or not connect with anyone or that everyone there would be friends already and I’d be an outsider. None of this was true!! There were ladies of all ages and fitness levels that were all looking for a weekend away with other amazing, fun ladies!! The meals were delicious, Balu Yoga provided amazing yoga classes and hikes were available for all levels or you could choose to just relax by the water and read! The weekend was yours for whatever you wanted out of it!! I had the best time and can’t wait to join The Lady Alliance in the future!!
The Lady Alliance group hike meet-up was an awesome opportunity to get to meet a group of girls in Saskatchewan who share common interests and are wanting to enjoy the outdoors together! It was great that we got to know eachother throughout the hike, and we had the chance to visit more during the post-hike pizza session. If there is another opportunity for a Sask group hike I would 100% go again and grab some more girlfriends to tag along! Thanks so much Kieren for putting this hike together. You're doing an amazing job connecting women across the country through hiking.
Awesome adventure with an amazing and accomplished group of women of all ages. The Hut was perfect for the hiking meet up, great facilities, great food, and lots of fun! Kieran was amazing and I would highly recommend her and the adventures she leads. Two big thumbs up!!
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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