The Bugaboos

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The Bugaboos are a mountain range in the Purcell Mountains of eastern British Columbia, Canada.wikipedia
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Bugaboo Provincial Park

The Bugaboos are protected within Bugaboo Provincial Park.
The park is known primarily for the Bugaboos, a formation of mountains that attracts climbers and mountaineers, and for the Conrad Kain hut, an alpine hut managed by the Alpine Club of Canada.

Columbia Mountains

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The Bugaboos are located in the northwestern extreme of the Purcells in the Columbia Mountains, in the south-east of the province.
The Bugaboos Group

Purcell Mountains

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The Bugaboos are a mountain range in the Purcell Mountains of eastern British Columbia, Canada.
The Bugaboos

Granite

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The granite spires of the group are a popular mountaineering destination.
Well-known venues for granite climbing include the Yosemite Valley, the Bugaboos, the Mont Blanc massif (and peaks such as the Aiguille du Dru, the Mourne Mountains, the Adamello-Presanella Alps, the Aiguille du Midi and the Grandes Jorasses), the Bregaglia, Corsica, parts of the Karakoram (especially the Trango Towers), the Fitzroy Massif, Patagonia, Baffin Island, Ogawayama, the Cornish coast, the Cairngorms, Sugarloaf Mountain in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and the Stawamus Chief, British Columbia, Canada.

Yvon Chouinard

Fred Beckey and Yvon Chouinard (founder of the Patagonia clothing company) established new routes on several spires.
In 1961, he visited Western Canada with Fred Beckey, and made several important first ascents, including the North Face of Mount Edith Cavell (Rockies), the Beckey-Chouinard Route on South Howser Tower in the Bugaboos (Purcell Mountains), and the North Face of Mount Sir Donald (Selkirk Mountains).

Howser Spire

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Howser Spire (3412m - North Tower)
Howser Spire or Howser Spire Massif, is a group of three distinct granite peaks, and the highest mountain of the Canadian Bugaboo Spires.

Bugaboo Spire

Bugaboo Spire (3204 m)
Perhaps the most impressive peak in the Bugaboos, Bugaboo Spire sits between the Vowell and Crescent glaciers, just under 2 km West of the ACC's Conrad Kain hut.

Snowpatch Spire

Snowpatch Spire (3084 m)
With its first ascent in 1940, Snowpatch Spire mountain peak was the last of the Bugaboo Spires to be climbed.

Conrad Kain

They were guided by renowned European climber Conrad Kain.
Near the Bugaboos there is the Conrad Group, with the Conrad Icefield, Conrad Glacier and with Mount Conrad (3271 m) as highest point.

Pigeon Spire

Pigeon Spire (3156 m)
It may be one of the most climbed of the spires in The Bugaboos owing to its relatively low prominence from the Vowell Glacier and the existence of an easy route (the West Ridge; II, 5.4).

Mountain range

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The Bugaboos are a mountain range in the Purcell Mountains of eastern British Columbia, Canada.

British Columbia

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The Bugaboos are a mountain range in the Purcell Mountains of eastern British Columbia, Canada.

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The Bugaboos are a mountain range in the Purcell Mountains of eastern British Columbia, Canada.

Mountaineering

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The granite spires of the group are a popular mountaineering destination.

Radium Hot Springs

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The nearest towns are Radium and Golden.

Granodiorite

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Originally covered in weaker rock, glaciation eventually revealed the granodiorite batholiths which form the group's distinctive spires.

Batholith

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Originally covered in weaker rock, glaciation eventually revealed the granodiorite batholiths which form the group's distinctive spires.

Igneous rock

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The igneous intrusion cooled slowly, forming the crystalline structure of the hard granite found today.