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Bugaboos classic 4-day mountaineering adventure

Climb the classic routes of the Bugaboo Mountains with one of the IFMGA-certified guides of Canadian Rockies Mountain Guides during this 4 day mountaineering trip! You will have a memorable experience climbing incredible routes on impressive granite spires in a truly stunning landscape!

Mountain RangeColumbia Mountains
Duration4 days
Offer periodJul, Aug, Sep
Skill LevelAdvanced
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified


During this 4-day adventure, you will climb the classic routes of the Bugaboo Mountains in Canada, considered some of the best routes on the continent!

Rising above the icy glaciers that cover the landscape, the breathtaking granite spires of the Bugaboo Mountains lure mountaineers from all over the world, especially those who are eager to test themselves on some of the best granite around.  In fact, 4 routes in the Bugaboos are listed in top 50 classic climbs of North America.  The legendary Northeast Ridge of Bugaboo Spire is just one of many world class routes that can be found in this small but impressive group of spires.

We will have an opportunity to explore the classic routes in the Bugaboos for 4 days during this trip.  As I will guide you in private, the exact routes we select will be based on your interests, skills, and weather conditions. However, I’ve included a sample day-by-day itinerary below so that you can get a feel for the program.  There is no shortage of amazing routes in the area, and you will have an incredibly rewarding and memorable mountaineering experience as I guide you up the best of them.

During this program, we will spend the night at either a campsite or a mountain hut.  The program is suitable for participants with solid rock climbing experience and some previous mountaineering experience.  If the weather conditions are not suitable for climbing in the Bugaboos, we will have the option to climb in the Rockies or in the Rogers Pass area.

Book now to experience some of the best climbing in North America!  It will be an incredible 4 days exploring the classic spire routes of Canada’s legendary Bugaboo Mountains!




Campground or mountain hut

Meeting point

We will meet in Canmore, Alberta



Day 1: Arrival

We will meet in Canmore, Alberta.  Before heading out, we will do a gear check.

From there, we drive to the parking lot of the trailhead, and hike to Kain Hut or the campground.

If there’s still time, we can enjoy a quick scramble up Eastpost Spire.

Day 2 to 3: Climb Classic Spires

We tackle the classic spire routes of the Bugaboos!  Options include: West Ridge of Pigeon, Kain Route, Snowpatch Route, etc.

Day 4: Departure

We may have time for another easy scramble in the morning before we drive back to the Rockies.

About the guide

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Canadian Rockies Mountain Guides is a small group of certified ACMG/IFMGA Mountain Guides living in Canmore, AB who have over 18 years of experience guiding. We provide both climbing instruction and private guiding in rock climbing, alpine climbing and Via Feratta in the summer. We also provide guided backcountry skiing, recreational avalanche courses and guided waterfall ice climbing trips.
We are long time locals & mountain professionals/risk managers who are passionate about the mountains and we take pride in giving our guests the safest and most unforgettable experiences of their lives.

We specialize in custom tailored mountain adventures around the Canadian Rockies, Purcells and Selkirk Mountains of western Canada but we regularly provide guiding services internationally in western Europe, Japan and Scandinavia.

Prices per person

Group of 1

CAD 3200 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation

- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price details

Price per person for joining group. Includes: Guiding fee, accommodations in a campground or mountain hut, and meals. Does not include: Fuel.

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