Canada's Best Alpine Rock Climbing!
The Bugaboos are, without a doubt, some of the best alpine rock climbing in North America. This will be the trip of a lifetime! The majestic scenery, alone, will create lasting memories and a burning desire to return.
This is a 5 day advanced climbing trip focussing on premium, long crack lines on the big faces of the Bugaboos spires. Your guide, Joshua Lavigne, is a veteran and expert Bugaboos climber. He has repeated ascents and climbed first ascents of many of the longest and hardest routes in the "Bugs". On this trip he will guide you, in essentially his "backyard", on some of the best "expert classics". Joshua is an Internationally Certified Mountain Guide (ACMG/IFMGA) with years of guiding experience and exquisite, first hand, knowledge of the Bugaboos.
For this trip, you have the pleasure of staying in the comfortable and historic Conrad Kain Hut. The "Kain Hut" has all amenities, including running water, sleeping mattresses, and electricity. The location is spectacular with Snowpatch, Bugaboo, Eastpost, and Hounds Tooth Spires as your back drop. The trail accessing the hut is 5km long and ascends 700m to treeline. Views along the way are outstanding.
Meet your guide at the Brisco General Store along Hwy 95 the first day. Introductions will be followed by reading and signing the waiver then driving to the Bugaboos Provincial Park parking area. Takes approximately 60 minutes (50km gravel road) from the store to the parking area.
Day 1: Hike to Kain Hut
Day 2: Climb multi-pitch above Crescent Glacier
(McTech Arete 5.10a, Paddle Flake 5.10b)
Day 3: Climb multi-pitch on south face Pigeon Spire
Day 4: Climb multi-pitch on Snowpatch Spire
(Furry Pink Arete 5.10b, Sunshine Cracks 5.11a, Surfs Up 5.9)
Day 5: Hike back to car
Expect early mornings and long days in the mountains. It is amazing! The reward for long days climbing is coming back to the comfortable Kain Hut for a good nights sleep.
Contact VMG for custom itineraries, routes, or peaks you desire
(5 day trip)
Ratio 1:1 $2999
Ratio 1:2 $1799 each
Includes: guiding fees, park permits, hut fees, group climbing equipment.
** Check back 2018 dates to come!
Contact VMG for custom dates July - September.
Excellent stamina and fitness. Hiking with a backpack carrying your climbing and camping gear uphill. Participants need to be comfortable seconding 5.9 - 5.10 with a pack. Suggested pre-requisite routes to get prepared are: Squamish Buttress 5.9, Angels Crest 5.10b, Ultimate Everything 5.10b. Contact VMG if you have any questions!
A detailed list will be provided in the registration package emailed to you.
- Rock climbing shoes (very comfortable)
- Helmet (climbing)
- Chalk bag
- Clothing (synthetic)
- Alpine boots (ie. La Sportiva Trangos)
- Ice axe
- Headlamp (extra batteries)
- Water bottle
- Food (5 lunches, 4 dinners, 4 breakfasts)
- Sleeping bag (-3 c)
- Personnel (ie. bandaids, sunscreen, sun glasses, toothbrush)
- Multi-day backpack
- 20 - 30L climbing pack
Note: VMG will supply any equipment you do not have (except rock shoes).
Video: ‘Cragging’ in the Bugaboos
Register For The Trip Of A Lifetime! Space Is Limited.
The Bugaboos are North Americas premier alpine climbing destination. Being in Canada, it remains a true wilderness experience with no roads and a very remote feeling. Your veteran IFMGA Guide will make you feel comfortable and safe amongst these vast granite spires.