Kees and Claire Hut

The Kees and Claire Hut is the first of three alpine huts to be constructed along the Spearhead Traverse in Garibaldi Provincial Park. This 4500 square foot chalet that sleeps 40 people is accessed by nonmotorized means such as ski touring, mountaineering, and hiking. The Spearhead Hut Society, consisting of five local nonprofit groups, will plan and over see the construction of the huts.

• Alpine club of Canada – Whistler Section
• Alpine Club of Canada – Vancouver Section
• British Columbia Mountaineering Club
• Kees and Claire Memorial Hut Society
• Brett Carlson Memorial Foundation

This project is funded completely by donations. Many of the suppliers and contractors are also providing in-kind services and material donations. Coast Essential Construction (CEC) has been an integral contributor to the planning, scheduling, budgeting, and logistics for this development. =

Hired to provide Construction Management, site supervision, foundation work and Carpentry. CEC played a key role in the planning and execution of this high-alpine, helicopter-accessed construction project. CEC thrives on the challenging conditions of this venture such as –

• Remote location
• Harsh mountain environment
• Helicopter access only
• Forest fires
• Bad weather
• Helicopter availability
• Volunteer supported labour

CEC has successfully installed the foundation and ground work on schedule and within budget. This project consisted of 12 months on site over a 3 year period. The Hut is now complete and was opened to the public September  7th 2019