Searching for Alpine Perfection in the Bugaboos

Photos by Gerhard Schaar / - Nesteled in British Columbia's Purcell Mountains is Bugaboo Provincial Park — home to some the finest alpine multi-pich granite in North America. Bugaboo Spire, Snowpatch, Pigeon, the Howser Towers ... climbers from all over the world all celebrate this remote and rugged wonderland of spires. Standard proceedure, before venturing into the wilds is to wrap your car with chicken wire, protecting it from the rubber eating porcupines. Shown is this gallery, Schaar has captured many stuning views and routes such as: the West Ridge of Pigeon Spire, the SE Ridge of Brenta Spire, the NE Ridge Bugaboo Spire, the Kraus McCarty and Sunshine Crack on Snowpatch Spire.