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Caroline Hut is surrounded by New Zealand's highest peaks (photo: G. Illing)
Caroline Hut is for the exclusive use of Alpine Recreation's guided parties
Caroline Hut sits diretly opposite New Zealands highest ice face the 2000m+ Caroline Face
Pot belly stove, firewood, gas, solar lighting, sleeping bags and non-perishable food
Caroline Hut can be heated and has solar lights
Our summer base for Ball Pass Treks and Climbing Courses (photo: G. Illing)
There is usually snow at Caroline Hut from June through until January
Caroline Hut makes a great classroom when the weather confines you indoors!
Caroline Hut is a great place to watch sunsets and mountain weather
Caroline Hut is our base for snowshoe and ski touring expeditions
Each year our toilet waste is flown out - this can involve shifting a lot of snow!
Keas are regular visitors to Caroline Hut
The hut undergoes regular maintenance to keep it in good condition
Located in Mount Cook National Park, opposite the Caroline Face of Mount Cook
Caroline Hut is the only guide/operator-owned mountain hut in Aoraki Mount Cook National Park and is available for the exclusive use of Alpine Recreation parties. In summer, Caroline Hut provides a great setting for our alpine treks (Aoraki/Mt. Cook Trek, Ball Pass Summit Trek and Ball Pass Crossing). With alpine rock, snow and ice climbing sites nearby, it is the ideal venue for our mountaineering instruction courses (Introductory Mountaineering Course and Intensive Mountaineering Skills Course). In winter, Caroline Hut provides a warm and cosy base for snowshoeing and ski touring expeditions.