We would like to introduce our newly formed group. The Hatcher Pass Mountaineering Huts Group (HPMHG) has been formed to reach out to all users and raise awareness of the history and purpose of the mountaineering huts operated by the Mountaineering Club of Alaska and the Alaska Section of the American Alpine Club.

The HPMHG was formed in response to a tremendous increase of snowmachine activity in the spring of 2013 on the Snowbird Glacier and other surrounding areas including the Snowbird Hut, Bomber Hut and Mint Hut. This increase in activity is associated with the implementation of new boundaries in the updated Hatcher Pass Management Plan (adopted November, 2010 and implemented December, 2012). The snowmachine activity on the approach to the huts and in and around the huts constitutes a clear safety issue and certainly changes the experience. The solution to this problem will require effort and understanding by all parties.

Our group is focusing on education and outreach as the path to having all users enjoy the bounty of the Hatcher Pass area. We have been joined by the Mountaineering Club of Alaska and the Alaska Section of the American Alpine Club in supporting this cause.

We are asking you, the members of the MCA / AAC to help with the following:


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HPMHG Incident Report
We ask you to assist State Parks in reporting boundary violations on the attached form (Incident reporting form). Please email the completed report to the addresses listed on the form.

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