Jim Haberl Hut

Updates/Guidelines:

The below guidelines replace any same guidelines listed on the website for the period of time June 1 – Sept 30, 2021.   All other aspects on the website regarding huts apply, please refer to them.

An opening strategy for our Huts and a full cost modelling of different scenarios has been done to judge if we can meet our operational costs during this time and the best scenario is outlined below.

  • a decreased capacity
  • an increased cost
  • 3 night minimum, set nights

If this model does not work, the Section may be forced to keep the huts closed until a potential reopening at a later date. Please read carefully and only book if you can meet what is outlined as there are no refunds.

We hope to return to as close as possible to our previous running the huts next season.

The Haberl Hut is now open for bookings through to the end of Sept.

  • Exclusive single booking for a group of maximum 8 persons. (no sharing with unknown groups to fill the hut at this time)
  • A single person making the booking for the group
  • Fri/Sat/Sun 3 night or Mon/Tues/Wed (Weekend group check out on Monday is 11am, Monday group check in at 3pm)
  • Groups coming out must clean the hut following directions posted in the hut, and incoming groups must clean the hut following the same directions.  This will ensure a well sanitized hut under the supervision of each user group. 
  • $2000 set price for the Fri/Sat/Sun nights and $1700 for Mon/Tues/Wed nights hut use.  A decrease in your group size does not warrant any partial refund as the booking is for the hut.  If a member of your group cannot go then a replacement can be found that is within your usual group and all information must be passed onto the booking agent through your original booking email at [email protected].
  • Full payment within 48hrs once accepted or booking is dropped.
  • No cancellation/refund (weather is not a consideration) – only move if available to another open spot up to the end of Sept 2021,  but not guaranteed as the number of bookings available is limited. There may be an upcharge if you are going from a weekday booking to a more expensive weekend booking.  No refund of difference for the reverse. 
  • NO carry forward of any missed bookings – no exceptions other than what is outlined above
  • All people in the booking must read and adhere to the ACC Vancouver Section, posted online and in the hut, COVID-19 Safety Plan and Fire suppression plan.  It is the responsibility of the person booking to ensure all people in the booking must read them prior to going in.
  • ACC Covid-19 Safety Plan – March 20, 2021 – https://accvancouver.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/ACC-Covid-19-Safety-Plan-updated-Mar-20-2021.pdf
  • The Person making the booking Must fill out and obtain from others in the booking, a signed ACC Health declaration form and send all as one attachment the day before they go in.  If this is not received the codes will not be released, therefore no access and there will be no refund. This is your responsibility.
  • ACC Declaration of Health – https://accvancouver.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Declaration-of-health-and-exposure-March-2-2021.pdf
  • If the booking is made by a guide, proof of their required signed Health declarations must be provided.
  • The booking form must be completed with all the information requested or the request will be discarded without notice.  (ie, all names, mobile number, and emails for each person going in) This information may be used for contact tracing or for Search and Rescue needs.
  • Expect a trip follow-up contact by the booking agent
  • The ACC Vancouver Section reserves the right to close the huts at any time if we cannot cover our operational costs.  If we have to close them and your booking is cancelled, then a refund for your booking will take place.
  • Hut users MUST bring your own hand sanitizer and masks for use at the huts and for use on the Helicopters should you be flying in.
  • It is up to the Hut users to arrange their flights with the Helicopter company to confirm they can fly you before making your booking as there are no refunds for any reason.

The Jim Haberl Hut was built on site during the summer of 2005 and spring of 2006 by the ACC and Jim’s family and friends. Prefabrication of the hut frame was completed with the assistance of the 192nd Airfield Engineers during the summer of 2004.
The Jim Haberl Hut is a welcoming and comfortable base for mountaineering in the Tantalus Range. It is located at 6800 foot elevation in the Serratus-Dione Col, about a 6-hour hike above Lake Lovely Water and the Tantalus Hut. The site is located on the edge of Tantalus Provincial Park at 551600 northerly/477800 easterly on map 92G/14 (Cheakamus River).
The hut is kept locked. There is an emergency vestibule that is kept unlocked. Ensure this door is always closed to keep snow and rain out. To book your stay, please use the link below to read the Hut Use and Booking Guidelines Policy and to pay the overnight fees. The hut is a one-storey wood structure with metal roofing and cladding. There is a large kitchen and sitting room, plus two sleeping rooms with bunks for 12 that have sleeping pads. The kitchen is outfitted with propane cook tops and full cooking and eating utensils. A wood burning stove keeps the hut cosy on chilly days. Compressed sawdust bricks are supplied as the fuel source.

The terrain around the hut is dramatic and most suitable for intermediate and advanced climbers. There is a wide variety of mixed snow and rock routes of various grades on peaks such as: Tantalus 2603m (8540′); Dione 2590m (8500′); Alpha 2305m (7562′); Serratus 2326m (7632′) and many others. Climbing in the area is covered in Climbing and Hiking in Southwestern B.C. by Bruce Fairley, and in Alpine Select by Kevin McLane. The terrain is not suitable for general ski touring due to the avalanche hazard, however steep skiing and snowboarding is possible by experienced parties during spring months.

Season:
Open from March 1 to Sept 30. A review of the opening during Jan Feb 2018 took place by the Vancouver Executive. After an initial trial of being open Jan/Feb of 2018 and due to the high number of cancellations with the success of only two parties getting in, cost to the club trying to keep it open and facility issues needing addressing, it was unanimously decided not to open during this time frame. Facility issues are being addressed and if there are changes in the future around this it will be posted to this website. Thank you for your understanding regarding this.

Reservations:
Required, the hut is locked and the code changed periodically

Access on Foot:
Take the trail to Lake Lovelywater, carry on past Lambda Lake, then follow a mountaineering route up steep scree & snow to the Ionia-Serratus Col. Cross a small glacier northwards to the Serratus-Dione Col. Access to the Lake Lovely Water trail requires crossing the Squamish River. For boat service and updated costs to cross the river, call Jay Bricknell at 604-815-9647 or 1-866-466-2628. Call for updated costs.  Typically leaves Brackendale at 9 am & returns 4-5 pm.

Access by Helicopter:
For transportation by air: Please see current list of providers at BC Parks website.

Please note: Do not tent directly beside or near the Haberl Hut. The snow/rock covered area on the E side of the Hut is designated and reserved as a helicopter landing area in accordance with BC Parks’ Aviation Plan in effect for Tantalus Provincial Park. Helicopters land there on a regular and unannounced basis, for drop off and pick up of passengers, dealing with maintenance issues for ACCV, supporting SAR operations or on BC Parks business. Helicopters must not be impeded in their specific choice of a level and safe landing spot in that area – whether by people or tents. Please camp at the site of the demolished Red Tit Hut, up the rocks from the Hut moving south approximately 100m. This keeps tents at a safe distance from the helipad areas. Tenters are not permitted to use the hut, only booked in people are permitted. The vestibule is kept unlocked as an emergency shelter only, no camping inside. Please keep the vestibule door closed to keep snow and rain out.

Important note:

Please read fully each section on your way through the links to the Bookings Form. If you are asking questions and they are in the pre read materials you will be referred back here to read. Fill the bookings form out completely to avoid delays. NOTE: Your booking will be cancelled and no refund given and no further use of the Huts should your booking have any deception associated with it. IE: taking in more people than what you booked for. Claiming member when your not. Accessing the Huts without permission. Before clicking on booking link below this, please read the rest of the material on this page.

Thank you for inquiring about the ACC Vancouver Section Huts, we appreciate the bookings we receive as they support our huts for the ongoing maintenance and upkeep costs so we can continue to offer them to you.

Please read through the information and follow the links.

ACC events at the hut