Thursday, 18 March 2010

Abbott Pass


While at the lookout near the Plain of Six Glaciers tea house the above view can be seen of the Death Trap leading up to Abbott Pass above Lake Louise. On a clear sunny day the hut can be seen without the use of binoculars. It is one of the many fantastic views of this particular hike.

The pass is named after Philip S. Abbott who died from a fall on Mount Lefroy. A more detailed account can be found at .


For avid climbers there are a variety of ways to get to the Abbott Pass Hut which was built by the Alpine Club of Canada, but the easiest is from Lake O’Hara on the west side.

The hike to the Plain of Six Glaciers is coming, so this could be classified as a bit of a teaser. I'm organizing the photos into their sequence.

Photo Credits: [1]-Maggie T CC=nc-flickr, [2]-Wikipedia.

Article on Abbott Hut


Teresa said...

Great teaser, Barbara. I can't wait for the hike!!

Leah J. Utas said...

That is so beautiful.

Ruahines said...

Kia ora Barbara,
When I read you had posted another virtual tramp I knew I was in for some good photos and words, but wow that first one just took my breath away. And mountain huts are just so awesome. To climb to places like that pictured, or so many here in New Zealand, and stay a night, or if lucky several, is just pure bliss and joy. As I cannot currently be in the mountains coming to places like this just fill my soul. Thank you my friend. Kia kaha.

David Cranmer said...

Picture #1 deserves an award if it didn't already receive one. Impressive shot.

Steve Malley said...


Anonymous said...

The Plain of Six Glaciers sounds facscinating. Looking forward to learning more! (..also I forgot completely about searching out the Kelly Armstrong series, will get on to that.)

Gallow said...

You do travel and hike to spectacular places. I look forward to seeing more of your photos. These are fantastic.

Maria said...

What a breathtaking view! And vertical cliffs! Climbers must feel like in paradise!
Have a nice weekend, Barbara! Greetings from Vienna!

Rick said...

Wow! That hut looks like a past civilization remnant. I dread to ask this, but how hard is it to get to it?

Barbara Martin said...

The hike up to the hut from the west side above Lake O'Hara is best explained in the article linked at the bottom of the post, and in the link via Abbott Pass Hut beside photo 2.

Nik Morton said...

Brings back memories, Barbara. Our family toured the Rockies, staying at Banff and visited Lake Louise. VERY memorable, even decades later. Fantastic atmospheric photos, too.

Cloudia said...

Aloha Barbara

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