Hobnails and Hemp Rope

A full on re-enactment—using the same tools, food, clothing and supplies—of Conrad Kain’s first ascent of Bugaboo Spire in 1916.

By Greg Gransden | June 24th, 2018

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 British Columbia’s Purcell Mountain Range. Using antique mountaineering equipment, they learn first hand about the hardships and dangers faced by climbers a hundred years ago.


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