A Week in the Bugaboos

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Mike Brumbaugh and I finally made a trip to the infamous Bugaboo Range within the mighty Canadian Rockies at the end of July, 2007. The action began immediatley after we arrived in Calgary, went shopping, drove 6 hours to the Bugaboo Lodge/trailhead, slept for an hour, rode a helicopter over the range, set up camp and climbed the Beckey-Chouinard on South Howser.After the first 24 hours we slowed down a bit. We climbed a few fun routes: Fuzzy Pink Arete, and Sunshine Buttress, then were forced out by stormy weather. The Bugaboos are a magnificent and sureal range with some of the most outstanding granite in North America. Conrad Kain is my new hero.