Spearhead Huts Construction Begins!
by Sam Demas based on information from Spearhead Huts website
The Alpine Club of Canada and the British Columbia Mountaineering Club have broken ground on the Kees and Claire hut, the first of three huts in three huts planned for the Spearhead Traverse. Named after a young couple who perished in a collapsed snow cave they built for shelter while on the Wapti Traverse in 2006.
The Spearhead Huts August 25, 2017 blog update provides some great photos of the intense volunteer effort undertake to put in the foundation for the hut. For an broad overview of the plan for the Spearhead Traverse, see the FAQ and other portions of their web page.
When completed this three hut traverse will offer safer access to the remarkable ski terrain that claimed the young lives of Kees and Claire.