Documentary / Historical
A group of amateur climbers set out to re-enact one of the most daring feats in Canadian mountaineering history - the 1916 ascent of Bugaboo Spire in BC’s Purcell Mountain Range. Using antique mountaineering equipment, they learn first hand about the hardships and dangers faced by climbers a hundred years ago. The Kain Route on Bugaboo Spire is one of Canada’s most iconic alpine climbs. The route begins at the Bugaboo/Snowpatch Col and climbs mostly easy fifth-class up a ridge until the crux. A steep wall of rock, known as a gendarme, creates a technical climbing crux on an otherwise scrambley line.
- 26 min
Documentary / Climbing Journal
A veritable Bugaboo is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Bugaboo Spire. It was directed by Peter Pilafian in 1998 and produced by Environmental Recreation Group. It is a part of the series Anyplace wild. It features Annie Getchell, Mark Jenkins and John Viehman.
- 26 min