The Bugaboos are an amazing playground, especially for alpine climbers. This summer offered a chance to be up there without the usual complement of international climbers, just us Canadians! We also received a fresh snowfall of about 10cm! Was that the first snowfall of the upcoming year or the last snowfall of the previous year?
For a long time, I had heard about a majestic climb called Sunshine Crack, on Snowpatch Spire. My partner Steve and I trained specifically for this climb. It kicked our butts, but it was fantastic to get up on its perfect cracks.
We also got the chance to do the famed NE Ridge of Bugaboo Spire. Although the climbing is easier, its just as classic, with a knife edge traverse between the two summits.
A final climb of McTech Arete made for a perfect trifecta of climbs. I’ll be back!