Summit Hut Geolocation: (37°38’03″N / 118°15’20″W)Elevation: 4342 m (14,242’) Open by special arrangement only from about mid-June to mid-October, weather and snow permitting. The summit hut, 8 km (5 miles) north of Barcroft Station, was constructed in 1955 on White Mountain Peak at 4342 m (14,242’). The summit hut is supplied from Barcroft station, about a 30-45 minute drive away. Vehicular access is by permission only and 4×4 with high clearance is essential. A snowfield usually blocks the final switchbacks just below the summit lab.