Great Cairn Ben Ferris Hut
Location: Mt. Sir Sanford, Selkirk Mtns, BC
Mapsheet: 82 N/12E
GPS Coordinates: 51°41' 24"-117°52' 54" NAD83 11U 439056 5726928
Elevation: approx 6200ft/1890m
Access: Via helicopter from Golden
Getting There: "Access to the Great Cairn-Ben Ferris hut is either very expensive or very difficult." It is via one of several long overland routes involving extensive glacier travel or via helicopter from Golden, B.C.
Description: The hut is located on a red bedrock bench, 4 km NNW of Mt. Sir Sanford in the heart of the Northern Selkirk Mountains of B.C. The hut serves as an excellent base for moutaineering in the summer as well as ski touring in the winter months. Classic routes and descents are at the huts foot steps with access to the Adamants, Gothics and Sir Sanford.
Facilities: woodburning stove (wood not provided by the ACC), two-burner white gas stove, white gas lantern, axe/ saw, pots and pans, and utensils.
Cost: $15 for ACC members or $19 for non-members.
Reservations: Alpine Club of Canada (403) 678-3200.