Canban Bothy isn't much too look at from the outside. It's not much too ook at from the inside either. Bothies, mountain shelters that were built ages ago mostly by shepherds are now maintained by the Mountain Bothy Association which is a volunteer based organization. They run the gamut from somewhat dingy to pretty posh for a backcountry shelter. Canban is closer to the less positive end of that spectrum. May 10, 2008. 05:46.