The VOC has a 30-year history of constructing alpine huts in remote areas to serve backcountry skiers and hikers.
The Phelix Creek/Brian Waddington Memorial Hut is to be located next to a sub-alpine lake near Phelix Creek, about a four- to five-hour hike from Birkenhead Lake north of Whistler.
The 15,000-kilogram hut has been built by volunteers, but must now be flown to the site by helicopter.
"The cost of transporting the hut is prohibitive for a student-run club," says Andre Zim-merman, Waddington Hut project co-ordinator.
Zimmerman says $4,000 to $6,000 is needed.
The VOC has established the Brian Waddington Memorial Fund with the Alma Mater Society to receive donations. Zimmerman can be reached for information at (604) 876-6258.