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DIFFICULTY:
All levels!
Technical rock climbing in big scale, glaciated terrain

DATES:
Custom trips only
July - September

PRICES:
From CD$ 450 / day for guide fee only
From CD$ 1600 for a 5 day trip package

Please inquire for custom trip packages and particular peak ascents

GROUP SIZE
Max. Client/Guide Ratio
Depending on climbs:

Beckey/Chouin. 1/1
Bugaboo Spire 2/1
Pigeon 2/1
Snowpatch 2/1

Glacier travel/scrambles:
Up to 6/1

USEFUL TRIP LINKS
ACC Kain Hut
CMH Bugaboos Heli Hiking
Weather Forecast Golden BC
BC Park's Bugaboo Site

BUGABOO TRIP REPORTS
Mountain Werks 2003
Bugaboo Photos
Summit Post
AlpineDave's Report
Bugaboos Gallery
Tristen's Photos
Supertopo report

CUSTOMIZE TRIP
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Bugaboos
Bugaboo Spires / Purcells / B.C. / Canada

North America's Alpine Rock Climbing Classics
Custom Trips - ACMG Certified Guides
Highlights:
- Best alpine rock climbing in Canada
- Pigeon West Ridge - best 5.5 in N. A.
- Lots of long, moderate classic climbs
- Easy access by car and foot
- Kain Hut: European-style hut lodging

RECOMMENDED READING:
The following books are some of many we would recommend for reading
before coming to the Bugaboo Spires.
Some are what we would call 'background' reading, some are specific to the trip you will be doing, and all are excellent preparation and fun to read,
counting the days before your holiday begins..

1: GUIDE BOOKS & MAPS
2: 'HOW TO' BOOKS
3: REGIONAL TITLES

For a complete list of guide books and topographic maps of all our Canadian trips,
please click here


GUIDE BOOKS & MAPS:
Bugaboos - Alpine Rock Climbing in the Bugaboo Spires of Canada
BOOK TITLE USA CANADA UK

R.Green, H.Green, Benson:
Bugaboos Rock

The Book is a comprehensive rock climbing guide to the different Bugaboos Spires, including photos, route description, and some background information.

     

Chris Atkinson, March Piché The Bugaboos
The Bugaboos is a magical alpine playground of wild weather, pristine wilderness and towering granite spires that are the home of alpine rock climbs as good as the best in the world.
The guide book covers all the peaks, routes, approaches and descents encompassed within Bugaboo Glacier Provincial Park.

MAP TITLE USA CANADA UK

Bugaboos
1:25,000
Summit Series
Topographic map with 20 metre contour interval. 100 metre index contours. Printed on waterproof, tearproof synthetic paper.

BOOK TITLE USA CANADA UK
A.Cameron, M.Gunn:
Hikes around Invermere and the Columbian River Valley
Hikes include the northern Purcells and western slope of the Canadian Rockies with hikes in the Bugaboos, Kootenay National Park, Mount Assiniboine, The Stanford Range and others. Fully illustrated with maps and photos.

J.Strong:
Mountain Footsteps: Hikes in the East Kootenay of Southeastern BC
Mountain Footsteps covers the area between the Rocky Mountains in the east and the Purcell Mountains in the west, including Top of the World, Elk Lakes, St. Mary's Alpine and Bugaboo Glacier Provincial Parks, and the Akamina Kishinena Recreational Area. You will appreciate the detailed descriptions of access routes along forestry roads to the start of your hike.

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'HOW TO' BOOKS :
Bugaboos - Alpine Rock Climbing in the Bugaboo Spires of Canada

BOOK TITLE USA CANADA UK
John Long, Craig Luebben:
How to Climb
"The material covered in this book is both comprehensive and easy to understand. The authors both have extensive experience climbing and teaching climbing which gives the book a credibility lacking in many other "how to" books. Also the material in Advanced Rock Climbing is extremely current and gives many techniques and suggestions you will not find anywhere else."
(reader review, amazon)

Mark Houston, Kathy Cosley:
Alpine Climbing
Mark and Kathy are both IFMGA certified mountain guides from the USA. The couple now lives in Chamonix, France, running their own mountaineering company.
They have extensive experience climbing and skiing all over the planet, and the book shows it. From nutrition, equipment, navigation, decision finding, it has it all.

BOOK TITLE USA CANADA UK
The Mountaineers Club:
Mountaineering - Freedom of the hills
"... I've been reading "Freedom" since its early editions; in addition to being an excellent and entertaining course in general mountaineering, it's also a fabulous ready-reference. I've lost track of how many times I've looked up a particular knot, rappel technique, belay menthod, etc.etc.etc. Excellent sections on rock, ice, snow, and just about everything else. I can't imagine any mountaineering library being without it ..." (reader's review, amazon)
Andrew Selters:
Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue
"This superb primer is now larger and sports new photos and excellent drawings that illustrate the technical aspects of travel in glacier country." (Back Country Magazine)

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REGIONAL TITLES :
Bugaboos - Alpine Rock Climbing in the Bugaboo Spires of Canada


BOOK TITLE USA CANADA UK
Glen Boles, Roger Laurilla,
William L. Putnam:
Canadian Mountain Place Names
The towering peaks of the Canadian Rockies and Columbia Mountains rival the European Alps in fame. When travelling or climbing, hiking or skiing in these areas, have you ever wondered where the names of the peaks, rivers and lakes came from, or who named them and why?
Originally published as "Place Names of the Canadian Alps", this new edition is completely revised and updated. (Synopsis, Amazon)

Chic Scott:
Powder Pioneers
"...Discover the rich ski history of the Canadian Rockies and Columbia Mountains with award-winning author and historian Chic Scott. He covers all aspects of the sport, ranging from the ski jumpers at Revelstoke in the 1920s to the birth of ski lodges and ski resorts to the heli-skiers, loppet racers and snowboarders of today..." (Rocky Mountain Books. For more books on the Canadian Rockies: www.rmbooks.com)

BOOK TITLE USA CANADA UK

Chic Scott:
Pushing the limits
"...Begin the trek through Canada's climbing history…
Learn about Swiss guides who ushered in the glory years of first ascents. Continue through to the turn of the twentieth century when British and American climbers of leisure found themselves hampered by the difficulties of travel through the Canadian wilderness. Learn about the European immigrants of the 1950s who pushed the limits on the rock walls, and the American superstars who led the search for frightening new routes on the big north faces." (Rocky Mountain Books www.rmbooks.com)

Mary Schaffer:
Old Indian Trails in the Canadian Rockies
"...Mary T.S. Schäffer was an avid explorer and one of the first non-Native women to venture into the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, where few women - or men - had gone before[]Full of daring adventure and romantic depictions of camp life, set against the grand backdrop of Canada’s mountain landscapes, the book introduces readers to various characters from the annals of Canadian mountaineering history..."(Rocky Mountain Books: For more books on the Canadian Rockies: www.rmbooks.com)

Jack Bennett:
Not won in a day
"...An adventure story and guidebook in one, this is the tale of Jack Bennett's extraordinary effort to become the first person to climb all the high points of Canada's provinces and territories. From a fire tower in New Brunswick to a remote mountain in Nunavut, this is a story of hardship, triumph and sheer singlemindedness..." (Rocky Mountain Books: For more books on the Canadian Rockies: www.rmbooks.com)

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