5040 Peak Hut Update - October 10th

 

Editor's note: A new hut on Vancouver Island – ACC member Chris Jensen will be keeping us updated with photo galleries on the progress of the building of the ACC’s newest hut that, once complete, will expand the western edge of the ACC’s hut network by more than 150km. Stay tuned for more updates. 


 Drone shot of the hut under construction, and the mess tents beyond.

Drone shot of the hut under construction, and the mess tents beyond.

Volunteers are making the magic happen!

As of this weekend, roofing metal and windows are almost finished being installed. The hut will be weather tight very soon!

We've been fortunate to have so many volunteers show up on the weekends. We've averaged about 18 people every weekend. I'm always amazed at how much we get done in two days. People are sure keen and motivated to get this hut up!

 The roof trusses are nearly all in place. The large yellow cedar columns were donated by partnering First Nations, and will stand in front. The left hand one is already in place.

The roof trusses are nearly all in place. The large yellow cedar columns were donated by partnering First Nations, and will stand in front. The left hand one is already in place.

 The main living area which will be heated by a high efficiency wood pellet stove. The two bunk rooms (sleep 6 each) are behind the photographer.

The main living area which will be heated by a high efficiency wood pellet stove. The two bunk rooms (sleep 6 each) are behind the photographer.

 There’s a full stand-up basement that is currently used as the workshop and will have a multitude of uses later.

There’s a full stand-up basement that is currently used as the workshop and will have a multitude of uses later.

 The beginnings of a metal roof in place.

The beginnings of a metal roof in place.

 The roof nearing completion. The structure should be weatherproof by the time real winter sets in.There is every indication that the structure will be weatherproof by the time real winter sets in!

The roof nearing completion. The structure should be weatherproof by the time real winter sets in.There is every indication that the structure will be weatherproof by the time real winter sets in!


Follow the 5040 Hut build process 

You can learn more about the project, and make a donation, on the Vancouver Island Section's website

You can also get minute to minute updates on this hut build and find out how you can volunteer at the ACC Vancouver Island 5040 Peak Hut page on Facebook.