Bannerman Hut

05 Aug 2015 12:07 #64744 by ghaznavid
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Plenty of space.

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05 Aug 2015 12:13 #64746 by Riaang
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Hi Chappies,

There is a flat spot directly in front of the hut but not sure if you will be able to fit 5 tents in this space. Possibly, just depending on the size of the tents. Last time we were there another group also camped in the vacinity of the hut, they went a bit further along the contour path towards Judges pass and camped just off the contour path on a flattish spot, think it was about 1,5km's further North.

There is quite a bit of space in the hut as well, if the other group doesn't mind sharing some of your group can sleep on the floor perhaps? I had to sleep on the floor as the beds were too short for me (the cement floor is cold at night so remember to isolate from below).

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06 Aug 2015 07:03 #64750 by Chappies
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Thanks for the info guys. We will play it by ear. Taking a newbie into the berg. Don't want to scare him away.

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07 Aug 2015 11:40 #64761 by Riaang
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I just saw a photo in the gallery where a number of tents were pitched on the top of the little hill directly behind Bannermans hut, say between 25 - 50m from the hut, so around the hut should be more than enough space for 5 tents :)
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06 Oct 2016 13:23 #69968 by ingmac
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We have a hike planned next weekend, and a member of our group has booked Bannermans Hut. I am curious to know what sort of state it is in currently? Is it wise to take a tent as well?

Any information will be appreciated.

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06 Oct 2016 14:02 #69969 by ghaznavid
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I was last there about 6 days ago, so not very current update :P

The hut is fine, no need to carry tents. There is a broom to sweep the place out, and you might want to leave some windows open to get some of the smell out (it is a bit stuffy in there). Make sure you carry all your rubbish out.

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06 Oct 2016 14:07 - 06 Oct 2016 14:08 #69970 by tonymarshall
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Hi Ingrid,

Lorinda and I had a look at Bannerman Hut in July when we went up Gypaetus Pass and descended Judge Pass. It was clean and quite usable, and the roof completely intact. The bunk beds are also usable. People seem to have a tendency to leave litter there though, and there is a collection of old bottles and packets of various rubbish in the toilet and kitchen area, although this doesn't really affect using the hut. There is also a broom in the hut, an excellent idea in my opinion, as you can sweep all the dust out and clean up the sleeping area if the door gets left open and dirt blows into the hut.

Edit : ghaznavid answered while I was writing my post.
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06 Oct 2016 14:36 #69971 by ingmac
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Thanks Guys. Much appreciated.:thumbsup:

The fact that there is a roof and door is very reassuring! Beds are a luxury! Any chance that there are mattresses on the beds? Also Ghaz, how was the water situation there 6 days ago?

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06 Oct 2016 15:04 #69972 by ghaznavid
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If there ever were mattresses, I am guessing they made their way up Bannerman Pass at some point in history. The bunk beds are just masonite slabs on metal frames - but entirely adequate once an air mattress has been placed on them.

The Martial Eagle Stream is basically flowing at 2200m year-round, so no stress there. Just remember to fill up above the hut - I have been sick at this hut before, and I usually blame water contamination...

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06 Oct 2016 15:17 #69973 by ingmac
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Got it. Take a air mattress, drink water above hut.

Thank you so much! Looking forward to the trip!

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