After the success of building the Batzer Hut, the BCMC, in collaboration with the BC Parks Service, built two more huts. Once completed, the huts would be donated to BC Parks and open to the public.
The next hut was to be built in Garibaldi Provincial Park near Russet Lake at the head of Singing Pass. This location was chosen because it would be accessible year-round and for its proximity to the emerging ski resort of Whistler.
In the fall of 1967, the first attempt to construct the hut was hampered by the weather and a load of materials being dropped by the helicopter operator. By the time the club was able to reattempt the assembly, winter had set in, so members constructing the hut dismantled what was built and planned to resume construction the following summer.
Video file with transcript: Building the Himmelsbach Hut
On August 3 & 4, 1968, the Himmelsbach Hut was constructed. The work party included Werner Himmelsbach, Martin Kafer, Gernot Walter, Joe Copper, Hans-Peter Munger, and Jack Apps. Thus began the busiest three year period of hut building for the BCMC.
In 1969, the BCMC built a hut in honour of Paul Plummer, who died in a plane crash along with his wife and two children. The hut was completely financed by the family and friends of Plummer. The club provided the glulam arches and assumed responsibility for maintenance of the hut.
The same year, the club built a fourth cabin at Wedgemount Lake, again with assistance from BC Parks. The club chose this site over Mount Brew Meadows because of its idyllic location and access to Armchair and Wedge Glaciers.
Listen to Werner Himmelsbach discuss how they chose Wedgemount Lake:
Audio clip with transcript: Wedgemount Lake Location