The KMC huts are managed by public funds and volunteer labour and have not historically been open to for profit, commercial use. In 2017/18 KMC worked closely with the Ministry to create a space for commercial users. Unauthorized commercial use of the huts is prohibited but the process to obtain authorization has been made as simple as possible.
Commercial use of the huts is defined as: One or more qualified (ACMG) individuals leading one or more persons through the traverse in exchange for compensation in any form.
We rely on Ministry and KMC officials, volunteers, tenure holders and the general public for reporting on unsanctioned activity through all 4 seasons in a range of activities. Please respect the regulations that are put in place to protect this resource that well all share.
To obtain Commercial Use approval, please follow these steps:
- Read, print and sign the KMC Huts Commercial use agreement.
- Email a copy of the signed Commercial use agreement with proof of qualification for each guide leading the group, country of qualification and proof of insurance to the Huts Director (email@example.com). Verify that your dates are available and include your dates in the same email.
- KMC Huts will review, approve, hold your dates and forward the application to the Ministry for approval.
- The Ministry will review and draft (on approval) an authorization form that must be carried by the Commercial User throughout the trip. Proof of payment/dates for each hut must also be carried.
NOTE: You only need to email the signed agreement once if you are booking multiple huts
KMC Huts – FAQs
Don’t count on it! Grassy only sometimes…
No. When on the traverse, you should plan to spend a night out in case of emergency; it
happens. Weather, gear malfunction, navigation issues, injury etc are all manageable if you are adequately prepared.
Definitely check out our info pages for more information. You’ll need to do your homework
before setting out on the traverse. The huts should have functioning wood stoves, propane
cook stoves, pots, pans, dishes, cutlery, dish soap and bleach. You’ll need a sleeping pad,