Fryatt Hut

Back­coun­try huts are the only way to go for the ulti­mate rest and relax­ation. If you get the hut to your­self would be a bonus. This area is main­ly geared toward the moun­taineers who want to bag peaks. Brus­sels peak is by far the most dis­tinict peak in my books. There are three camp­sites that are main­tained by Parks Cana­da along the way to Syd­ney Val­lence (Fry­att) hut that is main­tained by the Alpine Club of Cana­da.

Com­fort­able hut
Make sure you got the key to get in the hut from the club
some nego­ti­at­ing with the trail

This trip has its ups and downs, so to speak. There have been many instances that peo­ple have nev­er made it up to the hut. Some­times it is the snow that makes the head­wall dif­fi­cult to scale. Since the ren­o­va­tions, they have placed yel­low mark­ers along the only route up. Just remem­ber to reach the third (head­wall) camp­site, where the 200 metre steep switch­backs start.

The best kind of shut­tle to shave on the hik­ing

You can start this trip at the Geral­dine road at Hwy 95a. You will be doing approx­i­mate­ly 23 kilo­me­tres. Use a bike to shave off half of mileage or take a canoe and fer­ry across the Athabas­ca Riv­er.

The Throne

Thanks to Shane, Jamie, Julz, Lar­ry, Chan­tal for the hike and being my mod­els.

The old bridge

Octo­ber 1999
By Eddie Wong

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