Larsen Ridge Cabin
Mount Remo Backcountry Society maintains the Larsen Ridge cabin
which is situated in beautiful alpine setting in the Terrace area.
The terrain surrounding the cabin is ideal for backcountry skiing
during the winter months and hiking/mountaineering in the summer.
The area where the cabin is located receives massive amounts of snow
each winter making for a exceptionally long ski season. The Larsen
Ridge cabin is accessible via a short helicopter flight from the
Terrace Kitimat Airport.
Following the tragic deaths of two of
the MRBS's founding members the club decided to build a cabin in
their names. In the spring of 1999 work on the Larsen Ridge Cabin
began and on August 24, 2002 the cabin was officially opened.
Earlier that same year the MRBS entered into a management agreement
with the Ministry of Forests to operate the cabin and collect user
fees to cover annual operating expenses.
The Larsen Ridge Cabin is 12'x16' in
area and made from Western Red Cedar logs. A deck in the front
provides plenty of room for the extra gear and the sleeping loft
provides enough room for six people to sleep comfortably. The wood
stove provides enough heat to keep the cabin cozy during the winter
months and the propane stove makes cooking a breeze.
- The cabin costs $25 per person
firstname.lastname@example.org to book. Payment is by cheque made out
to Mount Remo Backcountry Society.
- If you cancel your trip (even
because of poor weather) a full refund is given less a $25
- If you are unable to fly out and
stay an extra night, you are expected to pay for the extra time
there. This is not a punishment of any kind, it just plain costs
money to keep the cabin stocked with supplies.
- The cabin sleeps 4 comfortably
but you can squeeze up to 6 in.
- We do not take overlapping
bookings to fill the cabin to capacity. When you book the cabin,
regardless of group size, you book the whole cabin.
- We will give your name and
contact info to other parties booking the cabin just before or
after your trip so you can dovetail helicopter flights but ONLY
if you request it. When you book, just give
email@example.com your permission
to pass out your contact info.
Larsen Ridge Cabin Rules
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This is a set of guidelines for you
and your party to help us keep this cabin clean, safe and enjoyable
for everyone to use.
Your group is responsible for
arranging your own transportation in and out of the cabin. Remember
that the cabin is accessible only by helicopter:
- Lakelse Air 250-635-3245
- White River Helicopters
- Quantum Helicopters 250-615-0168
- Canadian Helicopters 250-635-2430
Remember you will be traveling in
Avalanche Terrain & Bear Country
winter everyone in your party should be equipped with:
- Avalanche Transceivers
- and the knowledge to use this equipment.
Topographic Map (1:50,000 Scale):
Map #103I7 - Lakelse Lake
UTM Coordinates: 516 800 E
6 014 700 N
Elevation: 1200m (4000 feet)
Maximum cabin occupancy is six (6)
Cellular telephones usually do work
from the cabin site. A communication device is mandatory in order to
be able to contact the helicopter company is the event of poor
flying weather or in the case of an emergency.
The Cabin is
equipped with the following items:
- Wood stove with firewood underneath the trap door, (axe, kindling,
- 3 burner propane stove
- 2 stainless steel snow melting pots (2 X 32 litres) – there is
source of water other than snow.
- 2 galvanized snow gathering pails not to be placed on the stoves.
- Propane lantern (with mantels)
- Pots and pans
- Dishes and cutlery
soap and bleach, wash basin
- Snow shovel
DO NOT forget that you need to supply your own:
- Sleeping bags
- Sleeping pads
- Toilet paper
- Newspaper to light wood stove
- NO smoking inside the cabin.
- No hunting from the cabin.
- Use beige slop bucket under the sink for grey water and dump on the
designated “Pee tree”
- NO dumping garbage down the outhouse.
- NO burning garbage in the wood stove.
- Do not split firewood inside the cabin or on the porch.
- No outside shoes are allowed up in the loft.
When you go
out skiing or hiking:
- Make sure door is latched and windows are closed - an open door can
lead to unwanted guests (critters) that can leave a big mess.
- Leave no fire unattended – ensure that the damper on the wood stove
Party leaves the Cabin:
- Cut kindling and bring in a small supply of firewood.
- All dishes, pots and pans are washed and put away upside down.
- Empty the snow melting pots.
- Windows are closed and latched.
- Sweep the floor and clean up.
- DO NOT LEAVE ANY SPARE FOOD OF
ANY KIND !!!
- ALL GARBAGE AND BOTTLES MUST BE
PACKED OUT !!!
- TURN OFF PROPANE TO STOVE and
the LANTERN !!!
- LATCH DOOR !!!
- SIGN the LOG BOOK !!!
contact the Mt Remo Backcountry Society:
- If the cabin was left messy by the previous group.
- If you notice that the cabin is low on supplies such as firewood and
- If something may have broken and needs to be repaired or replaced.
ENJOY YOUR STAY!