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Bugaboos Alpine Rock Climbing

Description:

The "Bugs" is a Provincial Park in southeastern British Columbia that offers supreme alpine rock climbing on granite spires. This trip is all about climbing classic rock ranging from 5.6 to 5.10, single pitch alpine "cragging" to 20 pitch epics, 30 minute trail approaches to technical glacial travel, and all of this is from the comfort of the Conrad Cain Hut. 

7 day Price: $3375.00/person for 1:1 ;  3000/person for 2:1; 

5 Day Price: 1:1 ratio: $2100.00 ; 2:1 ratio: 2000.00/person

Trip Length: 7 days or 5 days

Dates: July 29- August 4; August 5-9, Custom dates may be available 

Max Ratio 2:1, Minimum Ratio 1:1

Prerequisites:

  • Multipitch rock climbing experience

  • Ability to comfortably follow 5.8 rock climbs

  • Fitness to ascend and descend 2500' per day carrying a lightweight pack

  • Comfort and familiarity with your equipment

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Whats Included:

 

Whats Not Included:

  • 5 or 7 days of climbing some of the best alpine rock on the continent

  • IFMGA Licensed Guide with local experience and knowledge, guide's travel expenses.

  • 4x4 Transportation into the bugaboos from Golden or Invermere, BC

  • Hut Fees or Camping fees while in the mountains

  • Lodging and food while in the mountains/huts or hut fee portion of accommodation in town

  • Group gear, permits, insurance, logistical support, etc.

*a note on whats included: This is the baseline of what our priced packages include. Due to the nature of alpine climbing and travel, unforeseeable expenses can come up and will be addressed on a case by case bases to settle upon something that is fair for both parties involved. For example, if we do not go into a mountain hut there is the difference in cost between hut fees and in town accommodations. There are also the options of add ons such as or helicopter access or egress into the Bugaboos

  • Travel to and from Invermere or Golden, BC

  • Personal climbing and overnight equipment

  • Incidentals

  • Travel insurance


Brent Butler leading out. Photo by Nelson Dutch Pelson during a memorable trip to the Bugs in summer '13

Brent Butler leading out. Photo by Nelson Dutch Pelson during a memorable trip to the Bugs in summer '13

Bugaboos climbing is characterized by pristine granite cracks, and sometimes you must climb them with a full alpine pack. Photo by Brent Butler on the legendary Becky Chouinard during a beautiful dry spell in July '12.

Bugaboos climbing is characterized by pristine granite cracks, and sometimes you must climb them with a full alpine pack. Photo by Brent Butler on the legendary Becky Chouinard during a beautiful dry spell in July '12.

Example Itinerary:  

  1. Travel to Golden or Invermere British Columbia. I can help advise you on the different transportation options to get to these small mountain towns.

  1. Meet and check everyone’s gear. Polish off the packing and approach the Conrad Kain Hut via a pleasant 3-4 hour hike though beautiful alpine scenery. Make ourselves home in the hut, cover any instructional material we need to prep ourselves for the days to come.

  2. Climb the Ears Between (5.7) route on Crescent Tower as a nice introduction to the area

  3. Go big and climb the NE ridge of Bugaboo Spire (5.8) and descend via the Kain Route

  4. Cragging or scrambling as an "active" rest day

  5. Go big once again and hit up one of the many great routes on Snowpatch Spire such as the Snowpatch route (5.8) or Sunshine Cracks (5.11a)

  6. An mountaineering-esqe day cruising up the Vowell Glacier to reach the West Ridge of Pidgeon Spire (5.4) before we hike out and drive back to town.

 

Alpine climb by day, sleep with a roof over your heads by night. And even better yet, cook with a real pan and a real stove. The Kain hut is an excellent home away from home while you test your skills and experience in this world class Alpine Rock Climbing destination. Photo: Nelson the wise Pelson

Alpine climb by day, sleep with a roof over your heads by night. And even better yet, cook with a real pan and a real stove. The Kain hut is an excellent home away from home while you test your skills and experience in this world class Alpine Rock Climbing destination. Photo: Nelson the wise Pelson


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